As the state of exception continues in El Salvador under the Nayib Bukele administration, the LMC speaks with Yesenia Portillo, the program director for CISPES, on the consequences of El Salvador’s backsliding democracy.
In light of recent anti-Asian hate crimes and an unknown future regarding mass evictions caused by the pandemic, the LMC reaches out to our Filipino brother’s & sister’s by speaking with Estella Habal about the legacy of the San Francisco International Hotel. Estella Habal is an activist, scholar, and the author of, “San Francisco’s International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement.”
In the lead up to next month’s trial in the murder of environmental rights activist Berta Caceres in Honduras, the LMC spends the hour with Nina Lakhani to get more details on those involved in her assassination. Nina Lakhani is an environmental justice reporter for the Guardian and the author of, “Who Killed Berta Caceres: Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet.”