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Why are the Border Kids Fleeing?   Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Honduras and Central America  

Dana Frank

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Thomson 101

Join Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as she discusses human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras:

Media reports of unaccompanied, undocumented children arriving at the U.S. border from Central America have depicted their flight from gangs and violence.  But silence largely reigns regarding the underlying economic and political roots of the crisis, in dangerous governments supported by the United States.  This presentation looks at human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras, in particular, as well as  dynamics within Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. It will also discuss grassroots efforts across the U.S. and in Congress to affect U.S. policy in Central America.

 

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