Grabbing Power

The New Struggles for Land, Food and Democracy in Northern Honduras
Product Number: EB00642742
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780935028447
Publisher: Food First Books
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Description

Grabbing Power explores the history of agribusiness and land conflicts in Northern Honduras focusing on the AguAn Valley, where peasant movements battle large palm oil producers for the right to land. In the wake of a military coup that overthrew Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009, rural communities in the AguAn have been brutally repressed, with over 60 people killed in just over two years. United States military aid--spent in the name of the War on Drugs--fuels the Honduran government's ability to repress its people. A strong and inspiring movement for land, food and democracy has grown over the last two years, and it shows no sign of backing down.

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Author(s): Tanya M. Kerssen
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2013

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