In Honduras, Latin America and the Caribbean, Migrant caravan, Migration, Refugees, Regime Change

The caravan heads towards the US as they leave Arriaga in southern Mexico

A selection of articles about the situation in Honduras that suggest the migrant crisis is due to regime change and not economic mismanagement.

Compiled for NCW by Ivan Pankratz

Members of the 7th Battalion of the Honduran army gather for a briefing by members of the 7th Special Forces, US Army, during Exercise GRANADERO I.

The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

By Mikkel Kusk Jensen


TIJUANA, MEXICO – APRIL 29: People hold Honduran flags at the border fence during a rally with members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers and supporters on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The Honduran Nightmare

Among the migrants amassed at the southern border are thousands of victims of the 2009 Honduran coup — a coup legitimized and shored up by the United States.

By Hilary Goodfriend

Published on Jacobin, Dec 12, 2018

We Bear Responsibility for the Conditions in Honduras Causing Its People to Flee

The question is how much of the turmoil we own—and how we’re going to make good on our moral debts.

By Charles P. Pierce

Published on Esquire, Nov 26, 2018

Military police stand guard next to supporters of the opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla as they hold a protest march on Wednesday in Tegucigalpa.
Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Crisis of Honduras democracy has roots in US tacit support for 2009 coup

The US has been all but silent about the unrest engulfing its ally but one analyst warns: ‘Americans should care about the chaos because of cocaine and migrants’. Eleven days after its general election, Honduras still has no president.

By Sarah Kinosian

Published on The Guardian, Dec 7, 2017

People carry the coffin of indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres after a five-hour autopsy at the Forensic Medicine Center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 3. PHOTO: CNS/EPA/STRINGER

The U.S. Role In The Honduras Coup And Subsequent Violence

A number of U.S. officials — most notably then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — played an important role in preventing Zelaya’s return to office and the junta consolidating its power in the face of massive nonviolent protests.


Published on Huffington Post, Jun 19, 2016

The caravan heads towards the US as they leave Arriaga in southern Mexico

The US’s actions in Central America are to blame for the migrant caravan leaving Honduras – Trump has to let them in

The wars in Guatemala and El Salvador – backed by the US – destabilised the region and subjected generations to a cycle of extreme poverty and violence.

By Skylar Baker-Jordan

Published on Independent, Oct 23, 2018


Members of the migrant caravan, mostly Hondurans, cross a river that separates Guatemala and Mexico. EPA/Esteban Biba , CC BY-ND

Origins and implications of the caravan of Honduran migrants

When news emerged two weeks after we left of a caravan of migrants making their way across Guatemala and Mexico to the United States, I wasn’t surprised. Here are five reflections on the origins and implications of the caravan.

By Sharon McLennan

Published on The Conversation, Nov 9, 2018





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