By Julissa Treviño
After Honduran President Manuel Zelay was ousted by the army, and voted out of office by the Honduran Congress, in June in the first military coup in central America since the Cold War, most international aid to Honduras was suspended and the country’s borders have been closed off. This political crisis has been affecting a great deal of Hondurans, forcing them to emigrate.
Mexican soldiers discovered a secret tunnel under the U.S. border into San Diego with electricity and an air supply that may have been planned for smuggling migrants or drugs. Journalists from Tijuana were invited to see the tunnel, which was incomplete, stopping right before hitting the border, where they saw blueprints, a shovel and maps of the border region. Read more here. Many “smuggling tunnels” have been discovered in recent years along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Julissa Treviño is a senior Writing major and co-editor of Upfront. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.