UCSC history professor contributes latest op-ed on Honduras to NY Times

UCSC history professor Dana Frank reporting on protests in Honduras on the anniversary of the June 29, 2009 militrary coup.

Since the 2009 military coup in Honduras that deposed President Manuel Zelaya, UC Santa Cruz history professor Dana Frank has been commenting on the volatile situation in that country for media ranging from National Public Radio, to the Chicago Tribune, to the Associated Press.

The New York Times published her latest op-ed piece—titled In Honduras, a Mess Made in the U.S.— on January 26.

One of the top academic experts on Honduras in the United States, Frank has spent the past decade researching the area.

“It was a real shock to go from working in a place that nobody paid attention to, and then abruptly seeing news about the country displayed frequently in the New York Times,” said Frank.

“Suddenly my research and expertise on Honduras mattered on a national scale. And the misinformation and lack of knowledge about Honduras in the U.S. media was breathtaking.”

Frank previously contributed op-ed pieces about the political situation in Honduras to such media outlets as the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle.