As we deal with an uncertain election and an uncertain democratic future in the US, the LMC spends the hour with Leonardo Flores on how the Carmona Decree following the 2002 coup in Venezuela serves as a cautionary tale to the fragility of democracy. Leonardo Flores is a Latin America policy expert and campaign coordinator for CodePink.
Even amid a worldwide health pandemic, the Trump administration’s pursuit of overthrowing the Venezuelan government continues unabated. So the LMC speaks with Leonardo Flores, a Latin American policy expert and campaigner for CodePink, about how US imperialism continues forward even at the cost of human lives. He also compares Venezuela’s response to the Coronavirus to that of the Trump administration.
The LMC kicks off 2020 by spending the hour with Steve Ellner on the US government and corporate media’s double standard between Honduras & Venezuela. Steve Ellner is a retired professor of Economics & Political Science @ Venezuela’s University of the East. He is also the associate managing editor for Latin American Perspectives.