Unlearning Honduras & US Intervention

Unlearning Honduras & US Intervention

Catherine Martinez, Kristina Williams, Tom Robisheaux


Type: Lab

Catherine’s research incorporates a variety of historical and scholarly materials to fully understand the development of Honduras as a state that has been affected by longstanding United States intervention policies. Her presentation focuses on the economic, political, and social complexities behind the Honduran General Strike of 1954 as a foundation for explaining the scale and scope of U.S. interference in recent decades. Expanding on this event as a form of microhistory demonstrates the Honduran struggle and resistance of exploitation by U.S. imperial interests. Thus, it encourages the public to unlearn misconceptions about migrant caravans and gang violence in contemporary discourse about Honduras and relearn a fuller narrative that includes the underlying points of tension produced by the U.S.

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