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.
LMC engineer Abby Roberts takes the lead in speaking with Brujas skateboarder and herbal healing activist Antonia Perez on the importance of Latina feminist activism, defending environmental rights, and the importance of herbal medicine and natural healing during these times of tremendous trauma. You can find A. Perez @ www.instagram.com/antonita_la_brujita/