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The pandemic has ravaged national economies and threatened the future of young people. Colombia is the worst affected country. National strikes, led by students, Afro-Colombians and Indigenous people, have repeatedly shut down parts the South American country since April. What’s happening here is a case study of whether the old adage of the Latin American left remains true in the age of COVID-19: Otro mundo es posible. Another world is possible.
Today, L.A. Times Mexico City bureau chief Patrick J. McDonnell, who was in Colombia this summer, describes the social and political fallout and how the U.S. is involved. We’ll also hear directly from Colombians about their anger.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guest: L.A. Times Mexico City bureau chief Patrick J. McDonnell
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