Dana Frank - Stevenson College Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

May 02, 2013

Professor Dana Frank

The Stevenson College Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series Presents:

A Human Rights Disaster in Honduras: Why is the US Supporting a Repressive Regime?

Wednesday, May 8th at 4:00 p.m.
Stevenson Wagstaff Fireside Lounge (177)

Since the June 2009 military coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zeleya, the US has been supporting a repressive regime that continues to commit massive human rights violations. Honduras now has the highest murder rate in the world, and near-complete impunity reigns, including over 300 documented killings by state security forces. Yet the US continues to pour police and military funds into a regime widely known to be riddled with drug traffickers and organized crime – Congress protests more and more loudly.

What’s driving this murderous US policy in Honduras? And how are the Hondurans still rising up in resistance?

Co - Sponsored by the Department of History and Latin American and Latino Studies.