The Caribbean: Tourism Is Whorism

Tourist brochures fancifully refer to it as the "eighth continent," a palm-fringed paradise of emerald bays, gleaming beaches and sybaritic hotels. Just beyond the thin strips of sand, however, lies a very different West Indian world, one of discontent and outright anger.

Listen to Evan X. Hyde, 22, a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth who has become a Black Power leader in his native British Honduras—or "Afro Honduras," as he chooses to call it: "You don't dig living in houses fit for pigs, you don't dig having to work for $20 a...

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