Before the Coronavirus, Haitians faced the dangers of Cholera. And before the current health pandemic, Haitians have been fighting US-imposed neoliberalism. So the LMC spends the hour with France Francois about Haiti’s pushback against neoliberalism and how the Coronavirus stands in the way. France Francois is a social activist and the founder of In Cultured Company.
In our continuing Undocumented & LGBTQ series, the LMC speaks with Kenyon Farrow about the long history of using AIDS/HIV to prevent LGBTQ migrants from entering the US, going back to the Reagan administration at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic. Kenyon Farrow is the senior editor for The Body and The Body Pro.
In less than nine years, the number of Haitian immigrants going to Chile has gone from almost non-existent to over 100,000 and growing. The LMC speaks with Cristian Dona-Reveco about this growing community in Chile and their struggles against institutional racism and xenophobia. Cristian Dona-Reveco is an associate professor of Sociology and the director of the Latino/Latin American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.