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.
The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.