Tag Archives: #History

July 31st, 2020: The Spanish Flu, Fact vs Fiction

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, several politicians and media pundits have cited the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. However, racism and xenophobia is missing from the Spanish Flu’s dark history. So the LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo on setting the record straight on whats missing in the Spanish Flu narrative today. David Dorado Romo is the author of “Ringside Seat To A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso & Juarez.”

July 24th, 2020: Remembering Oscar & Valeria Martinez

One year after the death of Salvadoran immigrants Oscar & Valeria Martinez on the Rio Grande and the exploitation of their deaths in corporate media; the LMC speaks with independent artist Victor Interiano about how to remember those lost…the right way. Victor Interiano is also the creator of the Salvadoran art project called Dichos De Un Bicho,

July 10th, 2020: Black Lives Matter in Costa Rica

On this episode, the LMC speaks with Pamela Cunningham about how the Black Lives Matter movement deconstructs the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America and how it forces Costa Rica to re-examine important figures in its history. Pamela Cunningham is an Afro Costa Rican activist and co-founder of Costa Rica Afro.