Tag Archives: #History

July 2nd, 2021: Peru’s Historic Presidential Election

Following the historic presidential election of leftist teacher Pedro Castillo, the LMC spends the hour with Francesca Emanuele about this history victory and the threat of a coup by the Peruvian right-wing, led by Keiko Fujimori. Francesca Emanuele is a research assistant @ American University in Washington DC & a columnist for
the progressive Peruvian publication Wayka.

March 12th, 2021: The Legend of Prudencia Ayala

As El Salvador today backslides into authoritarianism, the LMC looks back on Salvadoran history to find its democratic potential by discussing the forgotten legacy of Prudencia Ayala, the first woman to run for president in Latin America. So on this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Isabel Castillo, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History @ the Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile.