The Monroe Doctrine of undermining democracy in Latin America finally came home to haunt its creators. Following the deadly white-supremacist coup attempt in the Capitol, the LMC speaks with James Early on how US foreign policy in Latin America manifested itself in the MAGA insurrection. James Early is the former Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service.
Norberto Martinez, the founder and original producer of the LMC, joins the crew to recap the high’s and low’s of a truly frustrating year. We speak about the Coronavirus, the collapse of the US healthcare system, how Black Lives Matter gained ground in Latin America, and a review of some of our favorite shows. Let’s hope for a better day in 2021.
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.