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.
As we deal with an uncertain election and an uncertain democratic future in the US, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores on how the Carmona Decree following the 2002 coup in Venezuela serves as a cautionary tale to the fragility of democracy. Leonardo Flores is a Latin America policy expert and campaign coordinator for CodePink.
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.