As corporate media & political figures compare the white-nationalist Capitol siege as something from a “banana republic”, the LMC spends the hour with Joseph Nevins to set the record straight on its true origins & meaning. Joseph Nevins is a professor of Geography @ Vassar College in New York. He is also the author of “A People’s Guide to Greater Boston.”
The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
Following an undemocratic legislative coup against president Martin Vizcarra, Peru finds itself in a democratic crisis. So the LMC speaks with Veronica Hurtado Lozada about the crisis and how the Peruvian public has mobilized to express outrage via social media during the Coronavirus pandemic. Veronica Hurtado Lozada is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia.