A nurse from Hospital Escuela, describing, in tears, how the military violently prevented her from going to her job and relieving her colleagues who had worked 2-3 day shifts. Described horrific conditions inside, including the terror tactics used by police and military to intimidate patients and hospital workers and a lack of food and basic medical supplies for everyone in the hospital.
[my translations of his comments]
The police has captured hundreds of people; they are being taken to the "Chochi Sosa" Stadium at Villa Olimpica.
SON CIENTOS LAS PERSONAS QUE LA POLICIA A CAPTURADO, ELLOS ESTAN SIENDO LLEVADOS A EL ESTADIO CHOCHI SOSA DE LA VILLA OLIMPICA.
http://afrocubaweb.com/News/centralamerica.htm, added to the chaotic HONDURAS COUP LINKS list (under the image of my book, to the left)
The view–and more importantly, sounds–of the police/military repression of Hondurans in their neighborhoods from outside Oscar's window, about 5 hours ago
The largest jail in the world
The pinochetazo of the 21st century
Juan Almendares, translation by RAJ
While some international organizations and governments discuss if what occurred in Honduras is a military coup from the empty formality of the "rule of law" or the State of Law, the truth is that there doesn't exist the least respect for the law nor human rights.
Trusted inside sources tell us that the de facto regime plans to forcibly evict the rural farmers who have taken over the facilities of the National Agricultural Institute (INA), in the pre-dawn hours.
...and corresponding violent repression by police and military in neighborhoods around the country. Many people are reported killed throughout the city of Tegucigalpa, shot by agents of state violence for walking outside of their homes, and the more state violence, the more people resist. Some have even been attacked in their homes; an infant is reported to be in critical condition after a teargas canister was thrown by police into the house, which was suspected of harboring protesters.
Maybe the Red Cross should look into this. They already lost serious credibility with their involvement in the Colombian hostage operation. It's almost like you can't trust them anymore.
By the way, all the statements that I've been posting without citations today come either from personal emails from firsthand witnesses in Honduras or from live radio reports, via internet, on Radio Globo and Radio Progreso.
To get inside the twisted golpista mind, my friend attended the nutty Hudson Institute's conference titled Populist Threats to Democracy in Central America. This is their report: