“The thing that’s missing [from mainstream media coverage] is that the Honduran government itself is a terrifying, dangerous and violent government backed by the United States,” Dana Frank said during a phone interview in July. “We’re, once again, supporting a repressive regime in Latin America and people are fleeing it. So it’s not like we can say ‘oh, that’s their problem down there.’ We are directly responsible, in part, for the ‘problem’ of Honduran kids fleeing.”
American Airlines lost my bag so I went for a walk downtown. The streets were empty except for a hooker who asked to use my phone to call her daughter.
When she finished, I asked her where I could find some food and she pointed me to a terrific $3 burrito stand outside a car dealership. After the meal, I was covered in grease and no longer mad American Airlines charged me $25 extra to leave my bag to California. Hello Utah.
I’ll be on the WPFW 89.3 in Washington DC at 1 pm today to speak about the impacts of climate change on coffee harvests in Latin America. Tune in and listen to me rant about worn out economic models: http://www.wpfwfm.org/radio/