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FEATURING SUYAPA PORTILLO – When Vice President Kamala Harris recently traveled to Central America, she delivered a strongly worded statement to the people of Guatemala telling the not to travel to the United States. Harris came under strong criticism for refusing to acknowledge why people flee their home countries in the first place. My next guest writes, “Rather than grappling with the root causes, the US government continues to view Central America as a source of cheap labor.”
Read Suyapa Portillo’s article here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/06/kamala-harris-central-america-guatemala-visit-us-imperialism.
Suyapa Portillo is an associate professor at Pitzer College and author of Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras, which focuses on the working-class culture of resistance in Honduras.