Following the recent devastation of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico on top of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the LMC spends the hour with Dr Monica Feliu-Mojer to discuss the challenges of both global warming and colonialism. Monica Feliu-Mojer is a Puerto Rican scientist and science communicator as well as the director of communications & science outreach for Ciencia Puerto Rico.
On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with freelance journalist Christina Noriega to discuss Colombia’s Operation Artemis and how it has used the expansion of national parks to further criminalize sustenance, landless farmers.
In the lead up to next month’s trial in the murder of environmental rights activist Berta Caceres in Honduras, the LMC spends the hour with Nina Lakhani to get more details on those involved in her assassination. Nina Lakhani is an environmental justice reporter for the Guardian and the author of, “Who Killed Berta Caceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet.”