September marks several independence landmarks throughout Latin America. Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Sociologist Dr. Maria Paez Victor about her book Give me Liberty or Death!
This is the story of Richard Longfield Vowell, an audacious and intrepid young English adventurer who abandoned his studies at Oxford in 1817 to fight against the Spanish Empire that had ruled Latin America for 300 years. It is also the story of the little known British Legion, formed of English and Irish volunteers, which became an integral part of Simon Bolivar’s patriot army. What are the stories of liberation and collaboration bounding us through solidarity and a commitment to justice today? (Order Book)