This summer, Honduran facilitators started working with a new group of participants in the Garifuna town of Tornabe on the western coast of Honduras. The Garifuna people are people of African descent whose ancestry can be traced to Africans mixing with Carib Indians and Arawak Indians on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
Historically, they settled in remote areas near the coast. These areas are now being coveted for tourism. African Palm plantations and use in the transport of drugs and other contraband.