Hondurans boycotting dictators’ sham elections


This video from Honduras says about itself:

Carlos Reyes, [then still] independent presidential candidate in Honduras, speaks on the U.S.’s divided stance on the illegal military coup. The interview occurs during a massive July 14 march in Tegucigalpa to press for an end to the illegal coup regime and a reinstatement of the legitimate president.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Boycott launched of military-led Honduran election

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Honduran democracy activists have announced that they will boycott the November 29 presidential election because “the army has its nose in everything.”

Independent socialist candidate Carlos Reyes, who leads the Union of Beverage and Related Industry Workers, has withdrawn.

Mr Reyes said that to participate in the elections “would mean following the strategy of the coup-installed government.

“The army has its nose in everything, there is repression throughout the country,” he declared: “All state institutions are run not only by the military, but by the putschists,” he added.

The anti-coup Resistance Front, which Mr Reyes helps to co-ordinate, say that it is too late to ensure a free and fair ballot.

“Participation in such a process would give legitimacy to the coup regime and to its successor,” the progressive alliance said in a statement.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Hands Off Honduras coalition stop the repression in Honduras

Action in South Minneapolis, Minnesota with a coalition formed by different local progresive organizations.

“On November 29, we are not going to have time to vote”, Juan Barahona, a leader of the National Resistance Front Against the Coup on Honduras (FNRG) told the media in front of the Honduran Congress on November 12, Rightsaction.org said that day: here.

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