Fifty years after the Mexican government killed hundreds of student activists in ’68 prior to the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the LMC speaks with Irina Castro about the Tlatelolco massacre. Irina Castro is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a PhD student at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She will discuss this dark chapter in Mexican history, the role of women in the student movement, and why it is still relevant to today’s political climate in Mexico.
While the spotlight on the migrant caravan from Honduras has dimmed, the LMC tries to shed light on what US corporate media missed or got completely wrong. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo to set the record straight on the fact vs fiction on Honduras and the migrant caravan. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca.
As the peace process in Colombia continues, an insurgent feminist movement within the FARC guerrilla forces has emerged to gain a foothold on both the peace process and the future of women’s rights. This is not a whitewash for the FARC. This is a feminist movement developed within the FARC, but not solely beholden to the the FARC. Freelance journalist Kimberley Brown joins us to discuss this fascinating development.