Tension in Honduras increases as the crisis extends

The political tension continues worsening in Honduras on Wednesday, when the peaceful resistance reached its 24 day and the putschists maintain their negative to a bargained solution to the crisis.

During an act on Monday in front of the Honduran Congress, the speech of modest woman called the attention, not only because of the grace of her humble people language but because of the urge she made to radicalize the fight against the putsch.

“If they came by force, by force we will take them out,” she said in the midst of the ovation of the attendants, who were called by the National Front against the Coup d’état, which gathers the popular sectors.

There is no way to measure the range of that feeling of popular unrest, which might break out at any moment, but some of the consulted people expressed that it is very broad.

The collegiate directors of the Front makes constant calls to maintain the peaceful nature of the protests and they have even created a disciplinary board so as to avoid incidents with the soldiers or vandal acts.

Meanwhile, the leader of the putschists, the entrepreneur Roberto Micheletti, expressed that he is to continue on the post up to January 27th 2010, at the end of the term of the constitutional president Manuel Zelaya.

The dictatorial regime aroused with the military coup on June 28 refused the proposals of solutions to the conflict issued by the mediator Oscar arias, Costa Rica’s president, in order to restore Zelaya to power.

The Front against the putsch decided to continue on Tuesday the peaceful demonstrations with parades and mass concentrations in Tegucigalpa and other areas of the country.

Moreover, the three Honduran union labors called to a national strike next Thursday and Friday, as a measure against the coup and to demand Zelaya’s return.

The chairperson of the Unitarian Workers Confederation, Juan Barahona, informed to Prensa Latina agency that the six national teachers associations will join to the strike those days.

Teachers returned to the classrooms on Monday after a three week strike started a day after the military coup, in a strategy of fight that includes three days of class and the others in the protests.

Barahona added that the other popular forces of the National Front will also carry out actions as taking roads, bridges, public institutions and others so as to paralyze the country.

“We will hit the putschists where it hurts the most: their pockets,” Barahona affirmed.

This fight will not stop until the putschists are defeated and the constitutional order is restored in the country.


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