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Health poster. There were many of these which were very explicit in their messages and drawings since there was a high level of illiteracy. This poster is quite adamant-breast feeding only no bottles ever. Colomancagua, Hondruas, ca. 1985.
An elder singing about freedom and return-He sang whenever Meyer Brownstone visited. He was important for vocalizing the problems of the refugees, messages to the outside world and the traditional culture. Colomancagua, Honduras, ca. 1985.
Joyce Dilling an American working as a teacher in Mesa Grande. In this image she is interviewing a recent arrival and her daughter. Joyce wrote an excellent book based on her experiences "In Search Of Refuge". Her stay in Mesa Grande was interrupted by illness and she was obliged to return home but reappeared as a peace worker in the Contra war in Nicaragua. Her book is more generally on the general refugee history with some emphasis on Mesa Grande. Honduras, ca. 1985
US military aircraft at Tegucigalpa airport . US military presence was quite visible particularly its airforce. Honduran journalists and other informants asserted that the aircraft were transporting arms into Honduras for use by the Contras fighting in Nicaragua. Honduras, ca. 1985