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.
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July 16th, 2021: Protests In Cuba
Amid a series of historic anti-government protests in Cuba, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores on what lessons should we learn and what to look out for in corporate media’s coverage of Cuba. Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink.
January 22nd, 2021: Banana Republics, Fact vs Fiction
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.”