Garifuna land reclamation

Over the past week, while I have been immersed in the start of classes, there have been a number of very important stories about Honduras that I have failed to comment on here. Among these is the brave action of a large number of Garifuna people reclaiming land violently and illegally usurped from the by large landholders (including Miguel Facussé) in Vallecito. Two years ago I provided an ethnographic snapshot of the community when I visited it with Luther Castillo. I was deeply impressed by the project, and am even more so now, at the bravery of the people now standing up to Facussé's army. For more information on the constantly-evolving situation and how you can act in solidarity so Vallecito can be reclaimed without its rightful owners being harmed, see: