The LMC kicks off 2020 by spending the hour with Steve Ellner on the US government and corporate media’s double standard between Honduras & Venezuela. Steve Ellner is a retired professor of Economics & Political Science @ Venezuela’s University of the East. He is also the associate managing editor for Latin American Perspectives.
Despite being front and center in the fight for social justice in Honduras; the Garifunas have been grossly overlooked and denied a voice in both English & Spanish-speaking corporate media. So the LMC speaks with Jose Francisco Avila about the Garifuna (Garinagu in plural) point of view of the US-supported coup government in Honduras. Jose Francisco Avila is the Managing Member of Garifuna Afro-Latino Entertainment, a.k.a. Galent.
On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Suyapa Portillo as she explains the latest series of protests against the illegitimate government of Juan Orlando Hernandez in Honduras. Suyapa Portillo is an associate professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, California.