June 22, 2021
General News

Partisan politics in Honduras fuels exodus, migrants say

An activist from the ruling Partido Nacional (National Party) holds the identification of a woman to register on a list to receive help from the government foe the people affected by the floods caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota, in El Progreso, Honduras March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Yoseph Amaya

Bags of rice and beans arrived in a tough neighborhood in San Pedro Sula, Honduras’ second-largest city, government aid for poor residents struggling during a coronavirus lockdown in April 2020.

Cesar López and his hungry family got nothing. The food, he said, went only to supporters of the ruling National Party, which he opposes. He said it’s much the same for government jobs and other benefits.

López set out for the United States earlier this year – motivated in part by what he claims was unfair distribution of assistance during a hunger crisis caused by the pandemic and two hurricanes last year.

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