Honduras: Militarism, Repression, and Resistance

Tuesday, July 21st 12pm-1:30pm (Online)

Join us for a discussion with Honduras specialists, Amelia Frank-Vitale and Mary Anne Perrone, about the roots of Honduran migration, government complicity in drug trafficking, and the role of U.S. policy in contributing to social injustice and repression. Learn more background here.

This presentation and discussion is co-hosted by the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Caucus and the U-M Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS).


Image Credit: Honduran Solidarity Network (HSN) http://www.hondurassolidarity.org/

Repression has skyrocketed in the Central American country of Honduras since the 2009 military coup that overthrew the reformist government of “Mel” Zelaya. In October 2019, a New York jury convicted the President’s brother, Tony Hernández, of drug trafficking; and prosecutors named the President, Juan Orlando Hernández, as a co-conspirator. Today 62% of Hondurans live in poverty, and the country has one of the world’s highest homicide rates.

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Amelia Frank-Vitale is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of Michigan. She has researched transit migration from Central America. Her dissertation research (supported by Fulbright and the Social Science Research Council, among others) is on Central American migration and violence, based on two years of ethnographic work in and around San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She is a collaborator with Dr. Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration Project, currently housed at UCLA.

Mary Anne Perrone is a longtime activist who has worked with School of the Americas Watch to oppose militarization in the Americas, and has participated in numerous delegations to Honduras and El Salvador. She is active in Latin America solidarity and immigrant rights work with the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice (ICPJ), Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR), and Washtenaw Congregational Sanctuary (WCS).

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