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.

A Chicago writer now floating on the edge of Las Vegas, Hector is the editor and publisher of Enclave, as well as a guest columnist for Chile’s Prensa Irreverente. He is the former deputy editor for Latino Rebels, as well as the former managing editor for Gozamos, a Latino "artivist" site based in his hometown. He has contributed to RedEye, a Chicago daily geared toward millennials, and La Respuesta, a New York-based site for the Puerto Rican Diaspora, plus a number of publications, including the Huffington Post. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his focus was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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