Following a violent crackdown on protests against austerity measures that led to dozens of deaths, the LMC speaks with Felix Maradiaga about the latest in Nicaragua and what happens next. Maradiaga is the exec director of the Instituto de Estudios Estrageticos y Policias Publicas de Nicaragua (IEEPP).
Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”
If art is a lie that tells the truth, then what truths can we find with the rise of Narconovelas, or Narco dramas, in both Spanish & English television in the US? Hugo Benavides, a professor of Anthropology at the Fordham University, speaks with us about how Narconovelas reflect the real-life corruption of police and state institutions.