Episode 20 – The Right to a Full Belly

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Hector chats with Heather Gies, a Canadian freelance journalist based in Central America. Formerly at Telesur English and now writing for In These Times and Al Jazeera, Heather’s work focuses on food sovereignty, the struggle over land between campesinos and multinational corporations, migration, corruption, as well as much of the other intertwining issues which plague the region. Other topics include: growing up on a farm in Canada, freelancing in Latin America, Canadian mining in Latin America, and Marxism (sort of).

You can follow Heather on Twitter at @HeatherGies.

Hector is the editor of MANO. He's also the host of Latinish and Hits from the Brain. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's a former deputy editor of Latino Rebels, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Hector studied history (for some reason) at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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