Honduran Popular Movements Wait for Insulza outside OAS in Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa, 3 July 2009, ABN — Thousands of Hondurans who marched this Friday from the Francisco Morazán National Pedagogical University, at the heart of the city of Tegucigalpa, to the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Central American nation of Honduras are waiting for the meeting of José Miguel Insulza and representatives of the National Front against the Fascist Coup d’État.

Bolivarian News Agency (ABN) correspondent Freddy Fernández reported that members of Honduran popular movements, numbering 100,000 today, will persevere outside the OAS facilities in Tegucigalpa till they can petition Insulza for the unconditional return of President Manuel Zelaya to presidency.

According to Fernández, the meeting between the OAS secretary general and representatives of the National Front against the Fascist Coup d’État is expected to begin at 4:30 PM (Venezuelan time).

The ABN journalist emphasized that the popular mobilization this Friday to repudiate the de facto government has gathered more Hondurans than ever: “Today’s mobilization is undoubtedly the biggest so far.”

Fernández added that the mobilization today has not been affected by the military repression of the kind seen in the past days.

Also, Fernández noted that the media documenting the march today are the same ones that have been reporting on the people’s rejection of the coup from the beginning and that the media that support the de facto government are nowhere to be seen.

Fernández confirmed that OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza is currently in Honduras.

The original article “Movimientos populares hondureños esperan a Insulza a las afueras de la OEA en Tegucigalpa” was published by Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias on 3 July 2009.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).