Tag Archives: #Dictatorship

September 13th, 2019: Paraguay’s Itaipu Dam

Paraguay’s Itaipu Dam was created over half a century ago by an agreement between the fascist dictatorships of Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay and Emilio Garrastazu Medici of Brazil. Years later, the unequal treaty over the largest hydroelectric dam in the Western Hemisphere remains a source of inequality for the Paraguayan people. So the LMC speaks w Latin American News Dispatch deputy editor Alanna Elder about the Itaipu Dam’s dark history and how it almost led to Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez’ impeachment.

Dec 15th 2017: The Honduran Elections

Amid a controversial presidential election marred by corruption and voter suppression, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo about what happens next in Honduras. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca. She was also an election observer during the November election in Honduras.