Webinar Recording: “A Tale of Two Countries: Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”


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“A Tale of Two Countries: 

Honduras & Nicaragua Face the Shock Doctrine”


held Sunday, September 25




Join us for this 75-minute comparison of economic policies and public health systems in Honduras and Nicaragua, as both countries confront the challenges of global capitalism.  How do these nations manage to resist a foreign-controlled extractive economic model – or aggressive attempts to force them “open for business”?  How have they confronted the Covid pandemic, with what results?



Jennifer Atlee coordinates the Friendship Office of the Americas, which fosters solidarity among the peoples of Nicaragua, Honduras, and the United States.  Its Honduras Accompaniment Project works alongside the Honduran nonviolent social movement.  She lived in Central America for several decades and wrote a book, Red Thread; A Spiritual Journal of Accompaniment, Trauma and Healing, chronicling her experiences in the contra war zones of Nicaragua.

Dr. James J. Phillips is the author of Honduras in Dangerous Times: Resistance and Resilience (2015) and the recently published Extracting Honduras: Resource Exploitation, Displacement, and Forced Migration, a book that details the frenzied US extraction of Honduran natural resources – leading to massive community displacement, dependency, and poverty – in turn encouraging corruption, violence, gang recruitment, drug trafficking, and systematic repression of popular protest and resistance. He has also written about Nicaragua where he lived for several years during the contra war and has visited many times since.

John Perry has lived and worked in Masaya, Nicaragua, for the past 19 years.  He has been writing about Honduras since the 2009 coup and currently focuses on the contradictions in US policy toward Central America, especially Nicaragua.  He has been published in a number of journals including The Nation, London Review of Books, Counterpunch, Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).  His webinar presentation will compare public health investments and responses to Covid by Honduras and Nicaragua, and the resulting health outcomes.


This event is part of a monthly webinar series on Nicaragua.  Additional organizational sponsors are welcome.  Contact [email protected] to sign on.


Current sponsors:

Alliance for Global Justice


Baltimore Club CPUSA

Casa Baltimore/Limay

Chicago ALBA Solidarity

Claudia Jones School for Political Education

Echoes of Silence

Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice – Canada

Frente Hugo Chavez para la Defensa de los Pueblos-Canada

Friends of Latin America

Friends of Sandinista Nicaragua

Friends of the ATC

Friendship Office of the Americas

International Action Center

InterReligious Task Force on Central America

Jubilee House Community

Massachusetts Peace Action

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group

Rights Action

Rochester Committee on Latin America

Task Force on the Americas

US Peace Council

Victor Jara Siempre Canta