Honduran pro democracy resistance continues

From British daily The Morning Star:

Honduran coup leaders send out the riot police

Wednesday 12 August 2009

by Tom Mellen

The coup regime in Honduras has reimposed a curfew on Tegucigalpa and deployed riot police in force as thousands of protesters marched in to demand the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Mr Zelaya’s wife Xiomara Castro welcomed a column of over 10,000 Resistance Front activists carrying Honduran flags and signs denouncing coup chief Roberto Micheletti.

“It’s been 45 days of resistance and the people are still on the streets,” Ms Castro told the crowd. “This has transcended the history of our country.”

Mr Zelaya’s daughter Hortensia said: “They are afraid of us because we are not afraid,” quoting a popular chant among Zelaya supporters.

Another 4,000 Zelaya supporters gathered in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second largest city. …

Meanwhile, 15 US legislators have pressed President Barack Obama to freeze the accounts of Honduras‘s interim leaders and ban them from entering the US.

In a letter released yesterday, they also told Mr Obama that “it is clear that further action is necessary to ensure that democracy is restored and the civil rights of Honduras’s citizens are respected.”

Brazil has pressed Washington to impose trade sanctions on the coup regime in Honduras: here.

TEGUCIGALPA, Aug 13 (IPS) – A delegation of representatives of the de facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti in Honduras began to meet Thursday with State Department officials in Washington, while demonstrators demanding the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya have been beaten and arrested here: here.

Hands Off Venezuela Finland organised two solidarity events for the Honduran resistance movement during the last few weeks: here.

The Coup in Honduras, ALBA, and the English-Speaking Caribbean: here.

Ecuador has announced that it intends to create local citizen committees to defend the democratic order against coups like the one that recently deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya: here.

2 thoughts on “Honduran pro democracy resistance continues

  1. ALBA gives untied aid for back pay

    Antigua: A bloc of progressive American states handed cash-strapped Antigua £30 million yesterday to help the government pay back wages that it owes to public-sector workers.

    Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer told the nation in a broadcast that the support from The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, or ALBA, came “completely without precondition.”

    Finance Minister Harold Lovell said he anticipated that half of the funds would be considered a grant and the other half a loan.



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