Thanks to John Donaghy for pointing this story out. It is another clear example of just how far Cardinal Rodriguez is from the people, from the rest of the Church, and from the teachings of Jesus.
Honduran bishop says wealthy elite were behind ouster of president (half-way down the page on the link)
Since the events of last Thursday we have been able to see a change in the strategy of the repression. And although we may have known it was coming, it still took us by surprise. The violence and brutality carried out against the marchers in Tegucigalpa was repeated the next day in Comayagua, Copan, and yesterday in San Pedro Sula with similar numbers of victims.
The following excerpt is taken from an article by KETZI CHACON and DOUGLAS ZYLSTRA, Rafael Murillo Selva: identity and difference. The article is an interesting 1999 Honduras This Week interview with Murillo Selva, playwright and Zelaya's Embassador to Ecuador. (If you click the link, the article is midway down the page.)
HTW: But does that mean Honduras is also a politically democratic country?
Translated by Doug Zylstra; original below and translator's note at end.
The undersigned members of the Special Commission appointed by the board of the National Congress for the purpose of informing the Full Body of the points contained in the “ACUERDO DE SAN JOSE PARA LA RECONCILIACION NACIONAL Y EL FORTALECIMIENTO DE LA DEMOCRACIA" that pertain to the Congress, by means of this document would like to point out:
1.In our estimation, the points on which the legislature must look at are those related to:
ITEM 2. ON AMNESTY FOR POLITICAL CRIMES
This is a huge blow to what little free speech was left under Micheletti's dictatorship. They are currently in their last hours (minutes?) of transmission online. Anticipating this, I downloaded the Radio Globo interview pitting the first Lady, Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, against the School of the Americas-trained general who carried out the coup, Romeo Vasquez Velasquez. I am uploading it to my server and will post here as soon as it's done.
Posted at NALACC's site in greater detail. Please spread the word.
A Night in Solidarity- Aug. 5, 6:00pm. 101 Park Street, Chelsea, MA
Panel Discussion- Aug. 6, 10:00am. Tufts University, 206 Cabot Hall, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA
Press Conference- Aug. 7, 10:30am-11:30am. Casa Michoacán, 1638 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL
Community Meeting- Aug. 8, 10:00am-12:00pm. Our Lady of Guadalupe Anglican Mission, 3442 W 26th St, Chicago, IL
International Observation Mission for the Human Rights Situation in Honduras
Tegucigalpa, July 23, 2009
Translation by Laura Jung, Lena Mortensen, and Adrienne Pine
by Juan Almendares (translation by Laura Jung)
I salute all the courageous and honorable efforts of all the brothers and sisters of the world and the heroic fight of the Honduran people in their resistance against the military coup d’etat.
Translated by Camille Collins Lovell; original below
By German Reyes, Thursday, 30th of July 2009 Bulletin of Communitarian Communication “Armed with reason we will overthrow the Micheletti dictatorship” - Manuel Zelaya
Translation by Camille Collins Lovell; original below
COMMUNIQUE NUMBER FOUR
Once again the Honduran Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CODEH) finds it prudent to inform the Honduran people and the international community of the following occurrences: