Tag Archives: #Peru

July 2nd, 2021: Peru’s Historic Presidential Election

Following the historic presidential election of leftist teacher Pedro Castillo, the LMC spends the hour with Francesca Emanuele about this history victory and the threat of a coup by the Peruvian right-wing, led by Keiko Fujimori. Francesca Emanuele is a research assistant @ American University in Washington DC & a columnist for
the progressive Peruvian publication Wayka.

November 27th, 2020: Democratic Crisis In Peru

Following an undemocratic legislative coup against president Martin Vizcarra, Peru finds itself in a democratic crisis. So the LMC speaks with Veronica Hurtado Lozada about the crisis and how the Peruvian public has mobilized to express outrage via social media during the Coronavirus pandemic. Veronica Hurtado Lozada is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

Sept 28th, 2018: Japanese Peruvians

Most people know about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. However, few people know about a secret US program that kidnapped and imprisoned Japanese Peruvians, taken from Peru to the US. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Mary Jo McConahay about this secret history of Japanese Peruvians, one of the largest Japanese communities in Latin America. Mary Jo McConahay is the author of “The Tango War:The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin America during WWII.”