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.
The LMC continues its Undocumented & LGBTQ series by spending the hour with Giuliani Alvarenga discussing the life and LGBTQ legacy of the late great Salvadoran prof Horacio Roque Ramirez. Giuliani Alvarenga is a freelance writer for thebody.com