While Costa Rica does not have the same violent history as its Central American neighbors, a shift to the right following its recent presidential elections still requires further examination. So the LMC speaks with Andres Leon Araya, an assistant professor of political science and anthropology @ the University of Costa Rica, about how the right dominates Costa Rican democracy.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Pamela Cunningham about how the Black Lives Matter movement deconstructs the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America and how it forces Costa Rica to re-examine important figures in its history. Pamela Cunningham is an Afro Costa Rican activist and co-founder of Costa Rica Afro.
This week, we speak with Caitlin Fouratt, a professor of International Studies @ Cal State Univ, Long Beach. She talks about the surprising rise of xenophobia in Costa Rica towards Nicaraguan migrants & how it debunks the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America.