Current/recent protests in Honduras: examples
environmental, religious, indigenous, feminists, peasants, labor, minority.
What were the reasons for the protests? Are they linked to economic and social problems?
Are there religious groups in Honduras that usually address social and economic problems in Honduras?
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Honduras is one of the most underdeveloped countries in Central America. Its government is undertaking the privatization of everything from water to the education system, and it is home to a system prone to human rights violations, where sweatshops abound and gang warfare prompts extensive police violence. In order to deal with these problems, the Honduran people have formed numerous indigenous, campesino, civil rights, and environmental grassroots movements.
Up until the end of the 1980s, with the fall of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and the end of the Cold War, the U.S. funded a strong Honduran military in order to establish a pro-American actor in the region. The Contras and other pro-American forces had needed Honduras as a military base, and therefore it had been the lynchpin for American foreign policy in Central America. As this era ended with pro-American regimes in place in most of the region, Honduras was forced into adopting neoliberal economic reforms to decrease the inflation that was created by the previous, military-controlled governments. The government increased the ...