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.
Janelle Chanona, the Vice President of the Belize Committee of Oceana, speaks with the LMC about the extraordinary grassroots efforts to ban future oil drillings in Mesoamerican coral reef, the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Belize may be small, but it is front and center in the struggle for environmental justice in Latin America/West Indies.
Tutu Alicante, the executive director of EG Justice, returns to the LMC to discuss the lastest on Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish-speaking republic in Africa. He discusses the influence ExxonMobil has on his country, the strange connection between his country and current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Michael Jackson…yes, that Michael Jackson.