The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.
Is there life after deportation in Guatemala? Willy Barreno, the cofounder of DESGUA, says yes. He speaks with the LMC about his organization, creating job opportunities for the Mayan community, alternatives to migrating north, creating hope for recently deported Guatemalans, and building the Guatemalan dream. A very inspiring episode. Check out his work at desgua.org
Not everything is rosy with peace and love regarding the open arm of Canada towards immigration. In fact, for several years, the Canadian immigration system has become more in lockstep with the US regarding asylum seekers and the undocumented. So the LMC speaks with Patricia Martin, an associate professor of Geography at the Universite de Montreal, about the myths and harsh realities of migrating to Canada.