Thursday, 23 June 2011

Massive Turnout for Zelaya Launches New Chapter of Honduran Struggle

'Largest gathering in Honduran history' receives deposed leader's return, but where to now for Honduran resistance movement?

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Zelaya's return to Honduras: victory for Latin American and Honduran democracy

May 31, 2011
''Si se pudo!', 'Si se pudo!' ('It could be done!', 'It could be done!') was the slogan chanted by the huge crowds that poured into Honduras' capital city, Tegucigalpa, on May 28, 2011, to give a rapturous welcome to 'Mel', Manuel Zelaya, the democratically-elected president of the country until a brutal military coup deposed him on 28 June, 2009.
For nearly two years, a mass movement of the people of Honduras has been on the streets to oppose the coup and challenge the de-facto regime established after the ousting of Zelaya. They have paid a heavy price in loss of life, imprisonment, torture and repression. Yet, the mass movement, led and organised by the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular (FNPR), have managed to expose the shaky bases of the current government, which in elections held under conditions of military dictatorship in November 2010, won Porfirio Lobo the presidency.