United States, HIV, Wanna discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
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So let's try to apply S- Summer Ramirez is teachings and an idea as to what's going on Andrei now in this present moment time with regards to you know the as it's called the immigration crisis and we've touched touchstones several stories with regards to discrimination against LGBTQ migrants coming to the US whether be from Salvador Honduras. Or what. Where have you so in your opinion? How would you apply? Ramirez work in trying to understand the plight of undocumented. LGBTQ Hugh migrants today. Because one of the first names of the comes to mind and one that we've covered several times here is death of transmigrants Alexander Nandes under under ice custody unfortunately several other similar type cases have taken place under. US attention so give us your thoughts. Here yeah yeah I think that like he would be really good at capturing people's stories and making sure that that readers would understand what took replace. who was this person? Why did they die? And they're in the people that he interviewed were very much queer marginalized people transgender folks folks. Who may not even make it in mainstream? LGBT spaces right because of the fact that they're migrants and they're not white and so I feel like he really just. I just tried to like challenge like a a more a more like mainstream. LGBT Lens as well as challenging Central American Latin Americans is right and and understanding and recognizing that there are people are dying. You know that for example in this case was on during the DACA threat and that she represented the under in community as a whole and that the enduring community needs to recognizer and the H.. Like that like you know this this this more mainstream. LGBT platform also needs to recognize her. You know that she is also just as valuable as a matter of Matthew. Shepard kind of person you know that she died there was an injustice that was done to her and we need to remember people collectively as as as as our communities you know so I feel like he definitely challenged that intersection. That S is it chocolate right of of different identities and he tried to like make visible their their history their lived experiences. And I think that it's I'm really glad that Roxana that people recognize Roxana. Is this community. This was a community effort people to recognize the death of of of a trans ends woman who died the complications of HIV in detention center. She's not the first to have suffered there have been about maybe eighteen or more deaths under ice due to h complications. And it's one of those things where by obligation they need to treat people who who who need treatment right who Who may need HIV treatment? Those conditions are terrible and the journey itself just takes a lot out of you. Oh I haven't had a chance to accompany folks in the caravans but having been in the WanNa firsthand. Having been in the shelters in the motorcity WanNa LaSalle baristas. I could see firsthand just how draining that that journey must have been for people how dehydrated people were how little resources that they had shoes. WHO's close CETERA? Those things and I can imagine that that journey really have had taken a toll on her body and then I wonder had she been taking her medicine thin and so you know those are the things that U s people who are HIV positive and have the capacity to take care of themselves Tried to recognize. It's like taking my medicine in my And my healthy how am I doing. What's my body telling me? And so and then I can only imagine that journey that she took gone you know with or without medicine and so when she was finally detained I feel like her body in the condition that she was going through really was just like I can't take this anymore. You know especially if the guards were mistreating. Her and physically abusing her when after the topsy in addition we had your call the Kenyan feral. Who's WHO's the senior editor for the body dot com with us on the show some time ago and he pointed out rightfully still that under? US Law migrants are supposed to be given medical treatment especially for conditions like HIV AIDS in among among other diseases. So this is just lends itself more to to the lack of humanity and and dare I say criminality of the immigration system here in the US. You just reminded me that we spoke to you. You write about this time last year when you were in Doina or right along the border when when this whole thing went down where Border Patrol blee was shooting shooting. Tear gas at migrants. At this time. Yeah actually I was there that day I wasn't I wasn't there by the river where they were teargas correct. No I wasn't the one that yeah I could see the helicopters shooting at people or I don't know how he went through. But I could see helicopters in that part of the area. I didn't really At that moment I didn't understand what was going on. I was at on in Glavic goal. which is the space where literally helps a lot of the migrants going on on? That are that are coming through so I was just helping with some intakes and stuff but I recall that there was a group of folks because this was right around November. So yeah we're getting close to that date. This was in November when that happened A group of of migrants from the caravans were GONNA do a demonstration right by the border. And that's when the. US started needed tear-gas seen into Mahyco which is a huge. Like human rights violation right there like that's like almost you know I don't know what that would be in terms of international laws but they definitely violated Sunday and You see the images right you see the women fleeing with the children yes and and It's just it's just really discussing. That had to happen. But then when you're on the other side of the border and may go I remember when we were trying to get to Tie the Otay border. We had to go back to the space because the pull the Mexican police were coming through and at that point I saw them putting on like their ski masks. Their ski masks guide their face and at that point I was like that does not look good. That does not look good and so we mmediately got back in the car and we drove back into WHO Downtown WanNa you know what would be the Komo set cover Mussa said and so we were just hanging out there until the the coast was clear. But you know I just remembered having this image in my head of all these police officers in their pickup trucks and these like Mexican police peace officers with ski masks on Shooting Rubber Bullets at people you know that was a very like I had never seen anything like that. You know. Yeah anyone who's ever been to lend America. America has seen something that is very real when you see at first hand but unfortunately I would have to say that in the case of El Salvador. You're you know the struggle for LGBTQ rights isn't GonNa get necessarily any better because there's a new president in Salvador who ducked ducked and dived regards to the question of LGBTQ rights. Before he was elected president returned neighbor Kelly here and now he has been present and a short time. He's cut various social programs some of which included programs that promoted women's rights and LGBTQ rights as well. And if we are to be honest here and I think Rocard. I'm you're SORTA leads to this is that we could say this from one. Sapna uh-huh into another that. There's a lot of transphobia and homophobia within Salvadoran Society that's very accepted open and normalize allies. There's a reason why on this show we call this community. The marginalized group within the margin is group. Not just because it's a fact but because it's an inconvenient convenient fact in an uncomfortable reality of of of society particularly Salvadoran Society that we're both a part of the Russell sort of embarrassed about in this. There's a lot of honesty. I think that rookie Amir's Lewd.