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Honduras: Honduran Families and Communities Under Threat: Learning from Indigenous Groups, Campesinos, and Human Rights Defenders
January 08, 2015 - January 18, 2015
Total Cost: $1000 plus airfare
Total due: December 01, 2014
Deposit: $150
Deposit due: November 01, 2014
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Recent news coverage has shown the massive numbers of Honduran children and families fleeing to the United States. The root causes of this migration, including economic trade policies and drug-war based militarization, are tied to United States policies and practices. Economic disparities have destabilized communities and fueled drug trafficking and criminal gangs. Also, campesino and indigenous leaders, the LGBTQ community, human rights lawyers, journalists, and unionists are targeted and killed.  Familes, especially children, are fleeing the violence and migrating to the North. 

     The U.S. has denounced the violence but simultaneously has continued financially supporting the Honduran police and military, even though members of both the police and military have been involved in numerous human rights abuses. The U.S. has also maintained the presence of U.S. military troops and Drug Enforcement Agency officials in Honduras. The delegation will:

· Learn how US economic policies have contributed to poverty and the rise of drug-related and criminal gangs that threaten communities and force families and children to migrate

· Learn from indigenous and campesino leaders about their struggles to maintain land sovereignty and hear from members of the LGBTQ community about the violence they face

· Meet with human rights lawyers and academics who provide analysis of the historical roots and current context of the human rights crisis; hear from journalists about the risks they take by reporting on the human rights crisis

· Understand the role of US-funded police and military forces in committing human rights abuses and enforcing the culture of impunity

· Learn how to stand in solidarity with these Hondurans struggling for justice

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For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Elise Roberts