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
The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis
By Mikkel Kusk Jensen
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
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
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 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
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
EDITOR’S NOTE: We remind our readers that publication of articles on our site does not mean that we agree with what is written. Our policy is to publish anything which we consider of interest, so as to assist our readers in forming their opinions. Sometimes we even publish articles with which we totally disagree, since we believe it is important for our readers to be informed on as wide a spectrum of views as possible.