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.
The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
Who was Queen Liliuokalani? Who were the paniolos? How did Latino migrant labor shape Hawaii’s modern-day agriculture? What was the Sugar Strike of 1946? The LMC seeks to find out as we speak with Leilani Ganser on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. Leilani Ganser is a Chamorro activist and freelance writer.