The UN-recognized Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was dedicated on the anniversary of the assasinations of the rebellious Mirabal sisters by the Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The LMC speaks with Elizabeth Manley about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR before, during, and after the Mirabal murders. Elizabeth Manley is the author of, “The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic.”
The undocumented LGBTQ community is a marginalized group within a marginalized group. Freelance writer Giuliani Alvarenga speaks with the LMC about both the latest on the migrant caravan story and how the LGBQT community continues its struggle for their rights, both in the US and in Central America.
The LMC revisits the story of the struggle for independence in Western Sahara, one of only 2 regions in Africa where Spanish is spoken. We speak with Sahra Libre (alias) about the continued fight against Moroccan occupation, which has lasted for over 43 years. Sahra Libre is a Sahrawi refugee and activist living in the US. She conducted this interview in an undisclosed location in Morocco in order to circumvent the media blockade.