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Stevenson College Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 04:00am - 05:30pm
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Distinguished Alumni Lecture by Dana Frank "A Human Rights Disaster in Honduras: Why is the US Supporting a Repressive Regime?" Since the June 2009 military coop that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya, the US has been supporting a repressive regime that continues to commit massive human rights violations. Honduras now has the highest murder rate in the world, and near-complete impunity reigns, including for over 300 documented killings by state security forces. Yet the US continues to pour police and military funds into a regime widely known to be riddled with drug traffickers and organized crime -- Congress protests more and more loudly. What's driving this murderous US policy in Honduras? And how are Hondurans still rising up in resistance?
Location : Stevenson College, Fireside Room
Contact : http://www.stevenson.ucsc.edu/index.html
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