On this episode, the LMC speaks with Hilary Goodfriend about new Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele and some of his actions that are eerily similar to Donald Trump. Issues include governing via Twitter, nepotism, fighting gang violence with more violence, rolling back social programs, and insensitivity towards migration. Hilary Goodfriend is a doctoral student in Latin American Studies @ U.N.A.M. in Mexico City.
Do you know where your beer comes from? Only two transnational beer companies own 98% of the Mexican beer market that goes to the US. All the while, these companies are robbing local Mexican communities from access to clean water. Freelance journalist Tamara Pearson speaks with the LMC about how transnational beer companies are literally leaving people high and dry with no water.
Most people are familiar with the bad actors in the Trump administration that are trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro, along with the right-wing governments in Latin America that are supporting the US in regime change. Flying under the radar is Canada’s role in the Venezuelan crisis. So the LMC speaks with Donald Kingsbury, whom is a lecturer in Political Science & Latin American Studies @ the University of Toronto, about Canada’s own unique set of skills in regime change.