Working-class hero, Fashionista, LGBTQ icon, Selena!!! The LMC finally does a tribute show for Selena and how a new generation has re-imagined her life, music, and legacy. A great discussion with NACLA web editor Lauren Kaori Gurley about how Selena is more popular now than ever before.
If art is a lie that tells the truth, then what truths can we find with the rise of Narconovelas, or Narco dramas, in both Spanish & English television in the US? Hugo Benavides, a professor of Anthropology at the Fordham University, speaks with us about how Narconovelas reflect the real-life corruption of police and state institutions.
Can Brazil’s Unionized sex workers, through activism and organizing, overcome the stigma and general disdain for their profession to find some degree of dignity, respect, and self identification on their own terms? Amanda De Lisio, a post-doctoral research assistant @ Bournemouth University, speaks with the LMC about this incredible story of struggle and perseverance.