Wendy Elizabeth Avila, another victim of the regime

Translation and additional detail from María Soledad Cervantes.

Yesterday [Friday, Sept. 25] The National Resistance Front against the Coup in Honduras denounced the death of a university student provoked by the tear gas thrown by the police during the last incidents of repression occurred in the surroundings of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa last Friday. "She was Wendy Elizabeth Avila and she died from a bronchospastic crisis caused by poisonous gases," her husband, Edwin Robelo, stated. Robelo said Wendy Elizabeth Avila studied Law and "she was a quite cheerful woman with so much social conscience, that's why no one would be able to stop her fighting for just causes." "We shared one year and a half as spouses, today I have lost her but her spirit is still here with us," he said, while receiving the condolences of dozens of people's resistance members congregated at the base of the Union of Workers of the Beverage Industry and Similar Activities in Tegucigalpa, where her wake was taking place. She suffered from asthma, unfortunatley didn't resist gasses in such amounts. She was admitted in the state Hospital-School where she had a relape and expired Saturday," added the widower. Avila's death was denounced by priest Andres Tamayo, a resistance member who is accompanying President Manuel Zelaya within the Brazilian embassy and was one of the first in go out the premises last Friday to denounce the harassing they were undergoing through tear gas sprayed and introduced by police and Armed forces into the diplomatic legation. Since Zelaya's surprise arrival in Tegucigalpa Monday last week, Honduran police has confirmed two casualties, one death in an incident not yet sufficiently clarified, and another one in a police checkpoint in the San Pedro Sula neighborhood.

Original:
El Frente Nacional de Resistencia contra el golpe de Estado en Honduras denunció ayer que una estudiante universitaria falleció a causa de los gases lacrimógenos lanzados por la policía durante los últimos incidentes represivos ocurridos en los alrededores de la embajada de Brasil en Tegucigalpa el último viernes. “Ella era Wendy Elizabeth Avila y falleció a causa de una gravedad broncopulmonar por gases tóxicos”, declaró su esposo, Edwin Robelo. El marido relató que Wendy Elizabeth Avila estudiaba Leyes y que “era una mujer muy jovial con mucha conciencia social, por lo que nadie la iba a detener en su lucha por las causas justas”. “Compartimos año y medio como esposos, hoy la he perdido pero su espíritu sigue aquí con nosotros”, expresó Robelo mientras recibía las condolencias de decenas de miembros de la resistencia popular congregados en la sede del Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Bebida y Similares en Tegucigalpa, donde fueron velados sus restos. “Ella padecía asma y lamentablemente no resistió tantos gases. Ingresó en el Hospital Escuela estatal, donde recayó el viernes y expiró el sábado”, agregó el viudo. La denuncia del deceso de Avila la hizo el sacerdote Andrés Tamayo, miembro de la resistencia, que acompaña al presidente Manuel Zelaya en la embajada brasileña y uno de los primeros en salir a denunciar el pasado viernes los ataques que estaban sufriendo al interior de la legación diplomática con gases lacrimógenos a manos de la policía y el ejército. Desde que Zelaya llegó el pasado lunes por sorpresa a Tegucigalpa, la policía hondureña confirmó dos muertos, uno en un incidente no esclarecido y otro en el sector de San Pedro Sula, en un retén policial.

Comments

It was scurrilous and deserved to be removed

I was appalled that anyone would post something so derogatory about the dead. Since the only persons to whom derogatory information about Wendy Avila is important are those who are trying to reduce the power of her story in motivating people to resistance, one can pretty much guess that it's disinformation.

At my blog, we remind people that the First Amendment applies to public spaces (i.e., spaces that Congress may regulate), that blogs are private property, and that if we don't like what they have to say, too bad.

la verdad no se como empesar

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by way of explanation...

Since the deleted accusatory post (the merits of which I have no opinion on) was entirely personal, and since it was basically slandering a deceased young women, in line with my policy of removing personal attacks, I have removed it.