Corporate media focuses so much on the doom and gloom in El Salvador that it almost erases the beauty and the artistic identity of the Salvadoran people. So the LMC decided to take back the narrative by dedicating this episode to the artistic legacy of El Salvador’s greatest artist, Fernando Llort. For this show, we speak with Salvadoran artist Veronica Melendez and Kimberly Benavides. They are the co-creators of La Horchata Zine, a seasonal publication dedicated to Salvadoran artists and poets in Washington DC.
The undocumented LGBTQ community is a marginalized group within a marginalized group. Freelance writer Giuliani Alvarenga speaks with the LMC about both the latest on the migrant caravan story and how the LGBQT community continues its struggle for their rights, both in the US and in Central America.
Thirty-eight years after his assassination, Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero is being canonized for sainthood. The LMC speaks with Michael E Lee about the significance of this event for El Salvador and Liberation Theology. Michael E Lee is an associate professor of Theology and Latin American studies at Fordham University. He is also the author of “Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Oscar Romero.”