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Honduras coup protested one year later

Published Jul 5, 2010 6:48 PM

June 28 marked the first year since the military coup in Honduras — the worst political, social and economic disaster in Honduran history. On that day in 2009, more than 200 military officers broke into the residence of constitutional President, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, beat him, tied him down, put him still in his pajamas on a plane, and dropped him off in Costa Rica.

WW photo: Heather Cottin

President Zelaya and his family remain in exile and wish to go back to Honduras. The National Resistance Popular Front was born as a reaction to and condemnation of the rupture of constitutional and democratic order and has since become the most important political movement in Honduras’ modern history. This June 28 a march in New York City from Times Square to the Honduran Embassy at the United Nations protested the tragic events of 2009.

The march was organized by Resistencia Honduras NY/NJ and supported by the International Action Center, May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, and Troops Out Now Coalition. On June 26, Gerardo Torres, a coordinator of the NRPF in Canada and the U.S., spoke at a forum on the current crisis in Honduras at the IAC office in Manhattan.