Following a judiciary coup in El Salvador led by president Nayib Bukele and his Nuevas Ideas party, the LMC speaks with Salvadoran journalist Jose Luis Sanz to discuss the authoritarian direction the country has taken. Jose Luis Sanz is an investigative journalist and Washington correspondent for El Faro.
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.
Unlike other protests that have recently taken place in Chile and Ecuador; the national strike in Colombia is not as clear-cut as one might believe. However, the violent nature of US-backed Colombian president Ivan Duque’s administration is not in question. So the LMC speaks with Pablo Medina Uribe, a freelance journalist and editor-in-chief of ColombiaCheck, to try to understand the Colombian public’s various grievances.