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.
The LMC has the honor of spending the hour with Gregoria Flores, the former head of OFRANEH, the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras. She shares with us the latest in the Garifuna struggle for social justice against the illegitimate Honduran coup government and what Black Lives Matter means to Afro-Hondurans.
Who was Dan Mitrione? What was he accused of doing in Uruguay? What did the US Office of Public Safety do to increase police repression? What lessons in this period in Uruguayan history teach us about police violence and reform today? The LMC tries to find out by speaking with Stuart Schrader on police repression both yesterday and today. Stuart Schrader is the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University and the author of, “Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing.”