For today’s show, we go back to Latin America and discuss ongoing struggles there. First up, Aviva Chomsky talks about the problems with Biden’s immigration plan for Central America and describes the history of America’s “bipartisan push to stop migration before it reaches the U.S. border.”
Then, Jack Laun explains the current mass protests in Colombia—what has caused them and what they might bring about.
Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. She is the author of Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration (Beacon Press, 2021).
Jack Laun is co-founder of the Colombia Support Network based in Madison, Wisconsin.