Margaret Knapke

Margaret Knapke is a longtime Latin America human-rights activist.

Articles by this author

The late Berta Caceres in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras (Photo: Goldmanprize.org) Views
Thursday, February 08, 2018
As Long As Rights Are Trampled, There Will Be Forced Migration
Jorge García is no “ bad hombre .” Before being deported to Mexico in mid-January, he was a hard-working, tax-paying landscaper in Michigan. He’s also a husband and father — although now an absent one. Many deportees — most, like García, good people — return to countries they no longer know, some...
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
Coup's Impact on Honduran Women
Ms. Magazine's inaugural cover featured President Obama in Superman pose, ripping open his suit coat and dress shirt to reveal a T-shirt that proclaims: "This is what a feminist looks like." Photoshop tricks aside, Honduran women need this to be true. They need the Obama administration to fully grasp the plight of Honduran women and their families and then act decisively on their behalf.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
School of Coups
The day after Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was deposed, President Barack Obama cautioned against repeating Latin America's "dark past," decades when military coups regularly overrode the results of democratic elections. Obama went on to acknowledge, in his understated way, "The United States has not always stood as it should with some of these fledgling democracies."
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