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CLACS Lecture Series. "Global entanglements in the production of violence and migration in Honduras"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Apr 29, 2019   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Lirio GutiƩrrez Rivera, Department of Political Science, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Contact
Kasia Szremski
E-Mail
szremski@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

"Global entanglements in the production of violence and migration in Honduras"

This talk focuses on the case of Honduras. Honduran migration to the US is not new. In recent years, violence, crime, and lack of economic opportunities appear to be the main reasons for leaving. Studies, however, tend to understand violence, crime, and inequality within regional or local processes, as a consequence of state weakness, or a combination of both. I claim that Hondurans’ reasons for leaving their country are entangled with global processes. In this talk, I explore U.S.-Central America relations (in particular the ‘war on drugs’), the global agenda on migration control, and its connections to contemporary Honduran migration. These global processes contribute to reproducing violence, crime, and inequality in the region and the country, leaving many low-income Hondurans, the population that cannot access protection (private or public), with no option but to leave the country.

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