"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.