The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.
The 2017 Mexico City earthquake happened on the exact date as an equally devastating quake in 1985. Pablo Piccato, a professor of history at Columbia University in New York, says the ’85 quake forever changed the political & social justice landscape in Mexico. Could the aftermath of the 2017 quake do the same? He speaks with the LMC to tell us more.
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.