Honduras and the United States of America: A Short Case on Empire-Building Features

  • 2012

Honduras and the United States of America: A Short Case on Empire-Building Features

Author:
Sigfrido Burgos
Abstract:

This short review article elucidates selected empire-building features by looking at the intercourse between the United States and Central America, in general, and with Honduras, in particular, through a short case study. It briefly examines the tools and interventions that allow the United States to maintain its empire, which include, but are not limited to, extraterritoriality, coercive foreign policy actions, multinationals, sponsored coups d’├ętat, trade agreements and economic cooperation, and proxy wars. While reflecting on power dynamics, authority, and hierarchy, it contributes to a deeper understanding of the political processes, policy designs and implementations, and political institutions in Central America.