James Phillips

James Phillips is a cultural and political anthropologist with forty years as a student of Central America. His major concerns are movements of social change, political conflict, human rights, colonialism, and immigrant and refugee populations. He is the author of articles and book chapters on Honduras and Nicaragua. His most recent book is Extracting Honduras: Resource Exploitation, Displacement, and Forced Migration (Lexington Books, 2022). James can be reached at phillipsj@sou.edu.
The dangers of a coup remain, given past policies In November 2021, Hondurans resoundingly elected a new government, headed by President Xiomara Castro, that pledged to end official corruption, reduce violence, and move away from reliance upon a destructive, extractive economy controlled by foreign corporations. Castro’s government committed to moving the...