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.
As the US continues to impose austerity measures on Puerto Rico through a fiscal control board, the LMC speaks with independent journalist Diana Ramos Gutierrez on how Puerto Ricans have responded at the grassroots level in the face of austerity.
How does Bitcoin work in a country ill-prepared to deal with cryptocurrencies? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with professor Eric Vazquez on the dark side of cryptocurrency as it makes its way into Latin America. Eric Vazquez is an assistant professor in American Studies & Latinx Studies @ the University of Iowa.