The LMC begins the new year by spending the hour with Jose Luis Morin on the history of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama and the continuing legal battle for reparations for victims. Morin is a professor & Chairperson of the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Many people in US corporate media tend to use Cuban healthcare as the great boogeyman to scare off Americans of any type of reform in the US. But what does Cuban healthcare actually look like? How does it actually work? What did Cuban healthcare look like before the revolution. The LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the early years and development of Cuba’s healthcare system. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought.
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.