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.”
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Sabrina Fernandes about the struggle for reproductive rights in Brazil as the religious right continues its plan to eliminate Brazil’s limited abortion laws. Sabrina Fernandes is a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is also the host of the YouTube channel, Tese Onze.
Puerto Rico was not the only country hit hard by last year’s hurricane season. The LMC speaks with Dr Matthew Quest about the struggle for social and environmental justice in Antigua & Barbuda. Dr Quest is a lecturer of Africana Studies @ the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.