Today’s topic with guest host Norman Stockwell is Honduras. Sunday marks the 6th anniversary of the coup that took place in that Central American nation. Since then Honduras has become one of the most dangerous countries on earth.
On Tuesday, Honduran business tycoon Miguel Facusse, one of the alleged instigators of the coup died suddenly. He is accused of dozens of deaths in the Aguan river region. His alleged crimes may go unpunished.
In the first half of the show we spoke with Dan Beeton of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, who has written extensively on the region, and Karen Spring from the Honduras Solidarity Network.
In the second half of the show, we spoke with Sarah Blaskey, Costa Rica-based freelancer who reported on Facusse and Palm Oil for Dollars and Sense magazine, and wrote an article on the death of Facussé with Stockwell for the Tico Times published earlier today. Later we were also joined by activist and producer for Democracy Now En Espanol Andres Tomas Conteris. Listen to today’s edition of A Public Affair to hear more.
Stockwell and Blakey’s article from the Tico Times on the death of Facussé can be found here.