TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

by Tom Webb, Pax Christi Northern California Longtime students and activists knowledgeable of the Central American scene are probably aware of the role the agricultural export economy has played in shaping the politics, economies and cultures of countries like Honduras and Guatemala.  Often derisively labeled “banana republics” bananas remain among the leading exportable crop in … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

HONDURAS: Impunity in Honduras

from America Magazine In a small Central American country, campesinos agitating for land rights, journalists challenging the status quo and attorneys and advocates working for social justice face continual threats or acts of violence and intimidation. Scores have been murdered, driven into exile or “disappeared” in the night. Catholic priests and deacons speaking out in defense … Continue reading HONDURAS: Impunity in Honduras