While the spotlight on the migrant caravan from Honduras has dimmed, the LMC tries to shed light on what US corporate media missed or got completely wrong. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Suyapa Portillo to set the record straight on the fact vs fiction on Honduras and the migrant caravan. Suyapa Portillo is an assistant professor of Chicano & Latino studies @ Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca.
Guam has found a lot in common with Puerto Rico when it comes to its colonial status under the US. Latinos should do the same in return by standing in solidarity with the Chamorro people of Guam. On this episode, the LMC speaks with Chamorro rights organizer Leilani Ganser about the latest in Guam’s struggle for self-determination.
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.”