One year after a right-wing coup overthrew the democratically-elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores to discuss the results this month and the new challenges ahead. Leonardo Flores is a Latin America policy expert and campaign coordinator for CODEPINK.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Hilary Goodfriend about new Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele and some of his actions that are eerily similar to Donald Trump. Issues include governing via Twitter, nepotism, fighting gang violence with more violence, rolling back social programs, and insensitivity towards migration. Hilary Goodfriend is a doctoral student in Latin American Studies @ U.N.A.M. in Mexico City.
The LMC starts 2018 by asking who is Nayib Bukele? Is he friend or foe? Is he a populist for the people or just another neoliberal politician? Is he the future president of El Salvador or a capitalist step backwards? Find out when we speak with freelance writer Hilary Goodfriend.