While the US is sending a military gunship to Venezuela during a health pandemic, Cuba is sending doctors abroad instead. So the LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the history of Cuba’s medical diplomacy and how they are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic today. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board of Green Social Thought and a newsletter editor for the Green Party of St. Louis, Mo.
Amid the American Dirt controversy, the struggle for recognition of Central American studies, and the case of Oscar and Valeria Martinez; the LMC dedicates this episode to the importance of Central American spaces. Our guests include Veronica Melendez & Kim Benavides, co-founders of La Horchata Zine, along with Yesenia Portillo, East Coast Coordinator for the Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES).
Do the terms Hispanic, Latino, or even Latinx apply to our brother’s and sister’s in Belize? The LMC tries to find out when we spend the hour with Kayla Alamilla about how Latinidad is complicated in Belize. Kayla Alamilla is a Belizean-American writer, poet, and songwriter.