Following Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele’s social media stunt calling himself a dictator, the LMC spends the hour with Yesenia Portillo on the absurdity of the Bukele administration’s social media actions and the real problems being left out of the picture. Yesenia Portillo is the East Coast Coordinator for Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES).
How does Bitcoin work in a country ill-prepared to deal with cryptocurrencies? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with professor Eric Vazquez on the dark side of cryptocurrency as it makes its way into Latin America. Eric Vazquez is an assistant professor in American Studies & Latinx Studies @ the University of Iowa.
Following a judiciary coup in El Salvador led by president Nayib Bukele and his Nuevas Ideas party, the LMC speaks with Salvadoran journalist Jose Luis Sanz to discuss the authoritarian direction the country has taken. Jose Luis Sanz is an investigative journalist and Washington correspondent for El Faro.