Capitalism and Crisis in Central America

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Abstract

This chapter will examine how events connected to colonialism, nation state formation, and wars laid the groundwork for a series of expulsions from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador in the twentieth and in the twenty-first century. The period during and immediately following the peace accords is now acknowledged to have been a key moment in the neoliberalization of Central American economies. A renewal of coercive violence under the guise of the drug war has led hundreds of thousands to flee the region over the past decade. This chapter will connect colonialism, racism, and dispossession in Central American history with ongoing economic and coercive violence carried out under US supervision, spurring outward migration by adults and youth.

Keywords

Capitalism Colonialism War Migration Northern triangle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Meritorious Autonomous University of PueblaPueblaMexico

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