Honduras Solidarity
IFCLA Honduras Watch Group
 
Honduras suffered a military coup on June 28, 2009, which ousted the democratically-elected president, José Manuel “Mel” Zelaya Rosales. Since that event, Honduras has become the most violent country in the Americas, and nascent citizen movements have been repressed. Journalists, human rights lawyers and members of the LGBT community have particularly suffered great oppression and loss of life in the past 5 years. These realities have been widely ignored both by the U.S. press and by our government. For those of us who have been standing in solidarity with the poor of Latin America, the Honduras coup signaled the return to violent strategies that suppressed people’s movements more commonly in the 1980’s.

IFCLA, in conjunction with a number of other local and national solidarity organizations, has been responding to events in Honduras to convey the realities of repression to decision makers and to call for citizen action when urgent needs arise. Two of our members joined delegations monitoring last November’s elections in Honduras. Three IFCLA volunteers participated in the Honduras Solidarity Network’s conference in Chicago in January. We have also formed a Honduras Watch Group to more methodically track events in Honduras and generate action alerts to people in our community who may want to respond. We plan St. Louis events to share the findings of our election observers and respond annually to the anniversary of the coup on June 28.
 


Please contact us if you would be interested in joining our Committee as we call for justice in Honduras.
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