In our first on location episode, the LMC goes to the Mount Pleasant library in Washington DC to highlight a conference of grassroots Venezuelan activists on the consequences of US sanctions on Venezuela. This episode also includes special assistance from Leonardo Flores, a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink.
As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, the LMC speaks with Leonardo Flores from CodePink on the Biden administration’s talks with Venezuela to renormalize relations as a means to ease the current oil crisis as well as the history of US hegemony over Venezuela’s oil industry.
Oil has been discovered in Guyana. Will it bring the same problems to Guyana regarding the environment, labor rights, political corruption, and a new wave of corporate colonialism? The LMC looks for answers by speaking with Shanya Cordis and Sherlina Nageer on the future of Guyana’s new oil industry. Shanya Cordis is an assistant professor of Sociocultural Anthropology in the department of Sociology & Anthropology @ Spellman College in Atlanta, Ga. Sherlina Nageer is a local Guyanese activist based in Georgetown and a member of Red Thread.