Who is Anton de Kom? Who is Eddie Bruma? What can Suriname, one of the least examined countries in Latin America, teach us about the Black Lives Matter movement? The LMC seeks to find that out by speaking with Sam Battistoli, a freelance journalist based in Suriname.
Do you know the challenges faced by migrant farm workers when they cultivate and harvest your food during a pandemic? The LMC explores this problem by speaking with Robin Lewy on the challenges faced by migrant farm workers in Florida, both by the pandemic and the horrid decisions made by the local government. Robin Lewy is the Director of Programming for the Rural Women’s Health Project in Gainsville, Fla.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Pamela Cunningham about how the Black Lives Matter movement deconstructs the myth of Costa Rica as the “Switzerland” of Latin America and how it forces Costa Rica to re-examine important figures in its history. Pamela Cunningham is an Afro Costa Rican activist and co-founder of Costa Rica Afro.