On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Suyapa Portillo as she explains the latest series of protests against the illegitimate government of Juan Orlando Hernandez in Honduras. Suyapa Portillo is an associate professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
During the course of the Venezuelan political crisis, something has been missing from the conversation: Racism. So the LMC speaks with James Early about the right-wing racism that is fueling Venezuela’s anti-government movement and the racial/political divide in Venezuela. James Early the is former Secretary for Education and Public Services at the Smithsonian Institution and the Director of the Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Folk Life Center. He is also a Board member for the Institute for Policy Studies.
On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”