Many people in US corporate media tend to use Cuban healthcare as the great boogeyman to scare off Americans of any type of reform in the US. But what does Cuban healthcare actually look like? How does it actually work? What did Cuban healthcare look like before the revolution. The LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the early years and development of Cuba’s healthcare system. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought.
Fifty years after the Mexican government killed hundreds of student activists in ’68 prior to the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the LMC speaks with Irina Castro about the Tlatelolco massacre. Irina Castro is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a PhD student at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She will discuss this dark chapter in Mexican history, the role of women in the student movement, and why it is still relevant to today’s political climate in Mexico.
Most people know about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. However, few people know about a secret US program that kidnapped and imprisoned Japanese Peruvians, taken from Peru to the US. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Mary Jo McConahay about this secret history of Japanese Peruvians, one of the largest Japanese communities in Latin America. Mary Jo McConahay is the author of “The Tango War:The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin America during WWII.”