Unnatural Disasters: Contextualizing Hurricanes Eta and Iota from the Afro-Indigenous Moskitia (Nicaragua/Honduras)

In the month of November, two Category 4 hurricanes struck the Afro-Indigenous Moskitia region of Central America -- a region already in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak. In this event, two Miskitu activists and one Afro-Creole political leader from the region reflect on the wider sociopolitical and economic context giving shape to the hurricanes and their aftermath.

Panelists:

  • Lottie Cunningham, President of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)
  • Cendela L√≥pez, President of Mairen Indian Miskitu Asla Takanka (MIMAT, Honduras)
  • George Henriquez, Afro-Kriol Leader (Nicaragua)

Moderator:

  • Fernando Montero, Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities