Despite being front and center in the fight for social justice in Honduras; the Garifunas have been grossly overlooked and denied a voice in both English & Spanish-speaking corporate media. So the LMC speaks with Jose Francisco Avila about the Garifuna (Garinagu in plural) point of view of the US-supported coup government in Honduras. Jose Francisco Avila is the Managing Member of Garifuna Afro-Latino Entertainment, a.k.a. Galent.
A right-wing coup has overthrown the democratically-elected president of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Freelance writer Ben Dangl speaks with the LMC about the latest in Bolivia and also gives us a valuable frame of reference on the indigenous pursuit for social justice in Bolivia. Ben Dangl is also the author of, “The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia.”