Honduras coup, prelude to Trump’s border crisis


This 12 July 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today’s migration crisis.

Dengue epidemic in Honduras: here.

BORDER HORROR: MOM BEGS FOR ENTRY WITH SON The plight of a mother and son who had traveled some 1,500 miles from Guatemala to the border city of Ciudad Juarez, only to be stopped mere feet from the United States by a Mexican National Guard soldier, was captured by photographer Jose Luis Gonzalez. [Reuters]

BORDER CONTROL CHIEF WAS IN RACIST FACEBOOK GROUP The head of the U.S. Border Patrol said she joined a Facebook group whose members mocked migrants and lawmakers so she could read what her personnel thought about her. She said she knew little about the group. [AP]

Support those resisting the right wing in Honduras. We must stand in solidarity with the people of Honduras 10 years on from the coup, writes COLIN BURGON.

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