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Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality

Posted March 27, 2009 to photo album "Sin Nombre's Terrifying Political Reality"

Slide 1: The world of Sin Nombre
Slide 2: The State of Mexico
Slide 3: Between the USA and Central America
Slide 4: The Border Issue
Slide 5: "A very big monster"
Slide 6: Fighting Back
Slide 7: No Place to Go
Slide 8: The Fate of the Poor
Slide 9: A History of Poverty
Slide 10: A History of Violence
Slide 11: Honduras and Others
Slide 12: Gang Violence
Slide 13: More Gang Violence
Slide 14: A Cycle of Violence
Slide 15: Empty Mexican Towns
Slide 16: What Their Eyes Have Seen
Slide 9: A History of Poverty

Slide 9: A History of Poverty

United Fruit workers in Honduras.

People are poor in Honduras because for centuries its people have been vassals, first to a Spanish elite, and their descendents, and later to North American fruit corporations.

In 1899, the Standard Fruit Company shipped the first banana out of Honduras to the United States. A banana Republic was born. To protect American corporate interests in Honduras, U.S. Marines intervened in Honduras in 1903, 1907, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1924, and 1925.