Honduras

Obama's Central American Rescue Plan Will Only Make Life There Worse
February 05, 2015

The Alliance for Prosperity is not the answer to stem child migration out of Central America.

"I’ve Seen All Sorts of Horrific Things in My Time. But None as Detrimental to the Country as This."
December 14, 2014

U.S. conservatives are about to run a dangerous economic experiment in Honduras.

Obama Understands the Border Crisis Better Than Rick Perry. His Child-Migrant Plan Proves It.
July 25, 2014

A humanitarian crisis demands a humanitarian response—not more guns on the border.

Honduras's Murder Rate Is Six Times Worse Than Chicago's. How Can We Send Children Back to That?
July 10, 2014

July 4th weekend in Chicago was deadly. But every day in Honduras is worse.

Meet Luis. He Fled Gangs in Honduras. But the U.S. Probably Won't Protect Him.
June 26, 2014

America's asylum laws are failing Central Americans like "Luis."

The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
November 19, 2013

It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.

The Great Democracy Meltdown
May 19, 2011

As the revolt that started this past winter in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Libya, and beyond, dissidents the world over were looking to the Middle East for inspiration. In China, online activists inspired by the Arab Spring called for a “jasmine revolution.” In Singapore, one of the quietest countries in the world, opposition members called for an “orchid evolution” in the run-up to this month’s national elections. Perhaps as a result, those watching from the West have been positively triumphalist in their predictions.

Double Take
May 03, 2010

Miguel Estrada seemed to be a shoo-in for the federal bench. Nominated by George W. Bush to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001 when he was just 39, Estrada was born in Honduras. He arrived in the United States as a teenager speaking little English and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School and clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. He then worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, arguably the most prestigious law firm in the nation, and, later, as an Assistant U.S.

Adios, Monroe Doctrine
December 28, 2009

The ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has provided Latin America with a revelatory moment. Beginning with the Monroe Doctrine--and extending through countless invasions, occupations, and covert operations--Washington has considered the region its backyard. So where was this superpower these past few months, as Honduras hung in the balance? More or less sitting on its hands. The fact is that the United States is no longer willing, or perhaps even able, to select who governs from Tegucigalpa, or anywhere else in the region for that matter.

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