What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis

Giordano, Al
Date Written:  2009-09-23
Publisher:  NarcoNews
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10486

Clueless desk editors like those at the New York Times titled these conflicts "Riots in Honduras." But you don't need to be able to understand Spanish to see and hear that, distinct from rioters, the young people of the neighborhood that came out and violated the military curfew to defend their neighborhood from this police invasion know and have memorized complicated political slogans and rhymes which they chanted in unison. "Riots" are disorganized explosions. This neighborhood, and others like it, however, have been forced by the realities of the coup to organize themselves to a greater extent than ever before.

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