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.
As El Salvador today backslides into authoritarianism, the LMC looks back on Salvadoran history to find its democratic potential by discussing the forgotten legacy of Prudencia Ayala, the first woman to run for president in Latin America. So on this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Isabel Castillo, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History @ the Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile.
Do Black Lives Matter in El Salvador? You bet! On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Lara about the forgotten history of Afro-descendants in El Salvador and the places & monuments hidden in place sight that reveal this secret legacy. Carlos Lara is a member of Afroos, a grassroots organization dedicated to documenting the Afro-diaspora history in El Salvador.