Author: Adrienne Pine

ADRIENNE PINE is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University and a Senior Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. She blogs at: Her latest book is Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras.


Foosball with the Devil: Haiti, Honduras, and Democracy in the Neoliberal Era

From the perspective of Honduran and Honduranist scholars, the most common reference to Haiti is as a point of hemispheric comparison. Whether measuring GDP per capita, state legitimacy and citizens’ political tolerance, or corruption, the phrase “Honduras ranks last…after Haiti” seems to be de rigueur. This is no coincidence: the policies and structures that have effected extreme poverty and highly concentrated wealth in both places are very much connected.