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.”
Not everything is rosy with peace and love regarding the open arm of Canada towards immigration. In fact, for several years, the Canadian immigration system has become more in lockstep with the US regarding asylum seekers and the undocumented. So the LMC speaks with Patricia Martin, an associate professor of Geography at the Universite de Montreal, about the myths and harsh realities of migrating to Canada.
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.