The LMC revisits the story of the struggle for independence in Western Sahara, one of only 2 regions in Africa where Spanish is spoken. We speak with Sahra Libre (alias) about the continued fight against Moroccan occupation, which has lasted for over 43 years. Sahra Libre is a Sahrawi refugee and activist living in the US. She conducted this interview in an undisclosed location in Morocco in order to circumvent the media blockade.
What does Guam have to do with Latinos & Latin America? What does Guam and Puerto Rico have in common? A lot more than people realize. On this episode, the LMC speaks with indigenous Chamorro rights organizer Leilani Ganser about Guam’s Spanish colonial past and its struggle with US colonialism today.
Tutu Alicante, the executive director of EG Justice, returns to the LMC to discuss the lastest on Equatorial Guinea, the only Spanish-speaking republic in Africa. He discusses the influence ExxonMobil has on his country, the strange connection between his country and current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Michael Jackson…yes, that Michael Jackson.