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A mother named Doris holds a portrait of her son, Wilfredo Moncada, a former leader of anti-government protests in 2018. Choluteca, Honduras, May 29, 2019. Photo credit: Martín Cálix for Contraccoriente. Used with permission.

The real reasons people are fleeing Honduras

Exploring beyond the tropes of ‘violence and poverty’

A New Caravan

Hondurans have been fleeing their country for years, but the term “caravan” was popularized worldwide in 2018, when more than 10,000 Central Americans traveled together to mutually support and protect each other on the road through Guatemala and Mexico.

The migrant caravan in Ayutla, Guatemala, January 17, 2019. Photo credit: Martín Cálix for Contraccoriente. Used with permission.

What is Happening in Honduras

We know that corruption and drug-money are, well, bad.

A Honduran police agent launches teargas at protesters who demanded President Hernández to resign after his brother and former politician, Tony Hernández, was found guilty of drug-trafficking in court. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 24, 2019. Photo credit: Martín Cálix for Contraccoriente. Used with permission.
A child with dengue fever at the University School Hospital of Tegucigalpa. At the time the photo was taken, the room was overwhelmed with patients. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 24, 2019. Photo credit: Martín Cálix for Contraccoriente. Used with permission.
X-ray of a university student’s arm with a bullet splinter after the crackdown on June 24, 2019 in which the army and military police entered a university and shot students with tear gas and live ammunition. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 27, 2019. Photo credit: Martín Cálix for Contraccoriente. Used with permission.

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