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“To Be a Man Here, You Have
to Go to the United States.”

Politico, by Daniel Reichman

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Posted By:Drive, 8/19/2014 8:48:18 AM

Ten years ago, I visited a one-room schoolhouse in a remote village in Honduras—a community with no electricity, where most families eked out a living as small-scale coffee farmers. I asked a group of students who, if anyone, planned to migrate to the United States. I expected a few hands to go up. Instead, every single child in the room raised his or her hand. These children were not fleeing gang violence. They lived in a placid—though desperately poor—little hamlet where gangs were but a distant symbol of urban delinquency and danger. Like most of the Hondurans who have migrated to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 8/19/2014 9:16:31 AM     (No. 9971564)

It´s an interesting look at the economics. I don´t agree with much else. The long term answer to illegal immigration is economic development in Mexico and Central America. Mexico with it´s abundance of natural resources, two long coast lines and work ethic should be a rich nation. That should be the place Central Americans want to go.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/19/2014 9:26:20 AM     (No. 9971584)

I know a National Guardsman who spent two weeks in Honduras on a humanitarian deployment a few years back. The unrelenting poverty there is mind-numbing. We are still the ´shining city on the hill´ beacon of hope and prosperity, despite Barky and ValJar´s best efforts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 8/19/2014 10:01:53 AM     (No. 9971655)

Wasn´t ´economic development´ the rationale behind NAFTA? Until they achieve a serious bureaucratic and political house cleaning all the money will go into a few hands and the poor will continue to proliferate.

Meanwhile the CA and SA leaders use a variation on the ME theme perfected by the USSR during the cold war - blame the USA. The ME wants to kill us, the CA SA leadership wants to rob us. Democrats go along with the ME and Republicans go along with CA and SA.

Feeling a lot like carrion of late….

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