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Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras? Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup

Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00pm to 5:30am

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

Dana Frank is Professor of History Emerita  at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In this presentation Dana Frank will discuss her new book, The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup, which examines Honduras since the 2009 coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. In the book, she interweaves her personal experiences in post-coup Honduras and in the US Congress with a larger analysis of the coup regime and its ongoing repression, Honduran opposition movements, US policy in support of the regime, and Congressional challenges to that policy. Her book helps us understand the root causes of the immigrant caravans of Hondurans leaving for the US, and the destructive impact of US policy.