Before the Coronavirus, Haitians faced the dangers of Cholera. And before the current health pandemic, Haitians have been fighting US-imposed neoliberalism. So the LMC spends the hour with France Francois about Haiti’s pushback against neoliberalism and how the Coronavirus stands in the way. France Francois is a social activist and the founder of In Cultured Company.
Even amid a worldwide health pandemic, the Trump administration’s pursuit of overthrowing the Venezuelan government continues unabated. So the LMC speaks with Leonardo Flores, a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink, about how US imperialism continues forward even at the cost of human lives. He also compares Venezuela’s response to the Coronavirus to that of the Trump administration.
Following the usual fear and paranoia from corporate media over Bernie Sander’s comments about Cuba’s education system, the LMC speaks with James Early to set the record straight on what it actually looks like. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution assistant secretary for education and public service.