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Dana Frank: "A Human Rights Disaster in Honduras: Why is the U.S. Supporting a Repressive Regime?"
May 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm |
What’s driving this murderous U.S. policy in Honduras? And how are the Hondurans still rising up in resistance?
Since the June 2009 military coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zeleya, the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
Dana Frank is Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz.
Dinner reception immediately follows at the Stevenson Provost House.
This event is presented by the Stevenson College Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Cosponsored by the Departments of History and Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Institute for Humanities Research.