Investigating the Impacts of USAID in Honduras: Narratives from the Honduran People

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Abstract

The funds provided by the US Agency for International Development to Honduras may not be providing the humanitarian assistance that many Americans anticipate it to. In fact, in numerous instances that are outlined in this article, monetary aid distribution to governmental agencies in Honduras has proven to be one of the many factors that are
counterproductive to the country’s development. The aim of this study is to expand knowledge on the impact of USAID allocation to Honduras and highlight its links to migration. In order to effectively present this research, I ground my argument within the “counter-storytelling” (Solórzano and Yosso 2002) framework to analyze the biographical
narratives of Hondurans. This framework opposes the majoritarian or monovocal understanding the United States government and its agencies often employ in explaining why the continuation of funds to Honduras is necessary despite the country’s record of numerous human rights violations and instances of governmental corruption. This article
offers an analysis of Honduran natives’ narratives from three urban and rural locations including San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and Azacualpa in an effort to better understand USAID’s impacts, or the lack thereof, throughout the country. By analyzing Honduran’s narratives and combining them with an understanding of the United States’ history of
intervention and aid allocation to the country, I suggest policymakers’ immediate consideration of an alternative solution that a number of Hondurans have identified to be the beginning of a solution to the complex phenomenon of out-migration from the country.

Table of Contents

Introduction …………………………………………………………………… 6
Methodology and Theory……………………………………………………… 9
Counter-Storytelling Methodology……………………………………. 9
World Systems Theory ………………………………………………… 11
Review of Literature ………………………………………………………….. 12
Background and History of U.S. Intervention……………………….. 12
Current Implications of U.S. Intervention …………………………… 14
The U.S. Government’s Role in Destablization……………………… 15
U.S. Laws and Regulations Regarding Aid ………………………… 17
Application of Method and Theory to Narratives …………………………….. 22
Introduction of Participants ……………………………………………………. 24
Findings ………………………………………………………………………. 28
Analysis ………………………………………………………………………. 55
Aid Deficiency and Failure ………………………………………… 55
Alternative Routes for Aid ………………………………………… 60
Aid’s Impact on Migration ………………………………………… 63
Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………… 66
References ………………………………………………………………………. 70

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Author

Bentley Cornett

No of Pages

74

Reference

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PDF

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