The LMC begins the new year by spending the hour with Jose Luis Morin on the history of the 1989 US Invasion of Panama and the continuing legal battle for reparations for victims. Morin is a professor & Chairperson of the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
While the spotlight on the migrant caravan from Honduras has dimmed, the LMC tries to shed light on what US corporate media missed or got completely wrong. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo to set the record straight on the fact vs fiction on Honduras and the migrant caravan. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca.
Guam has found a lot in common with Puerto Rico when it comes to its colonial status under the US. Latinos should do the same in return by standing in solidarity with the Chamorro people of Guam. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Chamorro rights organizer Leilani Ganser about the latest in Guam’s struggle for self-determination.