In Honduras two years ago then-President Manuel Zelaya launched an ambitious program to bring government services to mountainous areas inhabited by Tolupan indigenous people. The initiative was funded primarily by foreign donors.
But since Zelaya’s ouster in a coup late June, most foreign donors have cut off aid to Honduras’ de facto government. If the Honduran political crisis continues, the legitimacy of next month’s elections will be called into question.
This would mean that the cessation of foreign aid could continue, leaving many impoverished communities to fend for themselves.
Craig Mauro of Al Jazeera English reports from the village of La Ceibita.
Should the United States cut off aid to governments it considers illegitimate, if ordinary people end up suffering?
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