The United States has long danced with dictators in Central America. US support for Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández is no different.
Dana Frank is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an expert on human rights and US policy in Honduras.
In the face of state repression and blatant fraud, Hondurans are demanding their right to a democratic election.
“Buy American” campaigns have historically done more to intensify xenophobia than improve workers’ conditions.
From the “USS Honduras” to the 2009 coup and its aftermath, Honduras has suffered some of the worst abuses of US foreign policy.