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Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the 2009 Military Coup in Honduras

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OTTAWA AND EMPIRE: CANADA AND THE 2009 MILITARY COUP IN HONDURAS

The 2015 murder of prominent activist Berta Caceres was another chilling reminder of what the oligarchy ruling Honduras since a 2009 coup would do to maintain its grip on power.

Since the coup began in 2009, hundreds of Hondurans have been killed, while thousands more have been threatened, detained, kidnapped, or tortured.

What might surprise many Canadians is that the governments of Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau have been instrumental in making this happen. Canada was the strongest supporter of the 2009 coup in Honduras, throwing its political, diplomatic, and economic weight behind the regime, even as it carried out this violent repression.

Join us as professor Tyler Shipley discusses the events of the coup, Canada’s role in supporting it and the Hondurans’ continued struggle against the oligarchs who have subverted their democratic system.

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UBC History and Sociology Speaker Series
Speaker: Tyler Shipley, Professor of Culture, Society and Commerce, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library, Ellis Street Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Cost: FREE, but registration required

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