Unlearning Honduras & US Intervention

Unlearning Honduras & US Intervention

Catherine Martinez, Kristina Williams, Tom Robisheaux


Type: Lab

Catherine’s research incorporated a variety of historical and scholarly materials in fully understanding the development of Honduras as a state which has been affected by longstanding United States intervention policies. Her presentation focused on the economic, political, and social complexities behind the Honduran General Strike of 1954 as the groundwork toward explaining the scale and scope of U.S. interference in recent decades. Expanding on this event as a form of microhistory demonstrated the Honduran struggle and resistance of exploitation by U.S. imperial interests. Thus, encourage the public to unlearn misconceptions about migrant caravans and gang violence in contemporary discourse about Honduras, and further promote relearning a fuller narrative holding underlying points of tension produced by the U.S.

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