Historian Dana Frank On Honduran Politics, U.S. Intervention
Venezuela is not the only Latin American country facing an exodus of its citizens. Many Hondurans are fleeing state violence as well. What sets the two countries apart, however, is the immense support the United States State Department has thrown behind Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, whose 2017 election was broadly seen as illegitimate. Historian Dana Frank has been on the ground for many of the anti-democratic movements in Honduras for the last decade. Last year she released a book entitled The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup. Frank, a professor of history at the University of California Santa Cruz, joins Worldview to discuss Honduran politics and the long history and present of U.S. intervention in Latin America.