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.
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.