The University: Between Neutrality and Repression
By Oscar Amaya Armijo, translation by Adrienne Pine
Unexpectedly, repression knocked on the doors of the National Autonomous University of Honduras UNAH, and the shield of neutrality adopted by the university authorities proved useless against the blows dealt by the de facto regime
Nobody can escape these blows while living in a reality marked by the illegality and brutality characteristic of of savagery.
From Alexis Aguilar
"Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?" by Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle, translation by Adrienne Pine
The mobilizations have gone forth without further setbacks in the past few days. Yesterday they came out of the Pedagógica University moving through the luxurious residential areas of the coup leaders, marking their walls with messages of condemnation.
Following the military coup that ousted constitutional president Manuel Zelaya on June 28th, 2009, the de facto regime has committed countless violations of human rights, including assassinations, torture, and disappearances. Facing near-universal international condemnation as well as a growing internal movement of Hondurans demanding democracy, the de facto regime has turned increasingly repressive.
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FIDE Honduras Investment and Exports
P.O. Box 2029
Tel: + 504-221-6303 to 6310; Fax: + 504-221-6316
FROM: Vilma Sierra de Fonseca, Executive President, FIDE
RE: Update on the Business and Investment Climate in Honduras
DATE: August 7, 2009
The Golpe de Estado and the position of PINU (Translation by Doug Zylstra)
The national leadership of the Social Democratic Party PINU met on Saturday 1 August 2009 to discuss the Golpe de Estado which occurred on June 28 would like to express to the people of Honduras:
1. On the day of the Golpe de Estado, our party expressed its repudiation of the coup and issued a communiqué which remains in force.
From: Juan Almendares [translation by Adrienne Pine]
To the whole university community
To all universities: public, private, Catholic and Evangelical
To all of the Honduran people
We condemn the savage attack against authorities, students, and the union of UNAH, carried out by the desperate savage hordes of the armed forces of Honduras.
Worried about his negative image following the coup d'etat of June 28, and with the guidance of Liberal Party strategists, candidate Elvin Santos decided to hire a group of U.S. experts to help him improve his poll numbers. One of the first PR strategies they recommended to him was to go to the facilities of UNAH [the National Autonomous University of Honduras], an institution that up to now had remained at the margin of the different political activities of the country.