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Honduras: The First March of the National Front of Popular Resistance in 2010

National Front of Popular Resistance Will March Today against Withdrawal of Honduras from ALBA
by TeleSur

Rafael Alegría, a leader of the Front of Resistance against the Coup d’État, explained that the demonstration called for this Thursday will again demand the restitution of the constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, to power, as well as the establishment of a Constituent Assembly and the end to human rights violations.

The National Front of Resistance against the Coup d’État in Honduras announced that it will hold a march in the capital of the country, Tegucigalpa, this Thursday, to demonstrate its rejection of the de facto regime’s plan to withdraw the country from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

It is expected that the protest will start in the morning from the Francisco Morazán Pedagogical University and march down various streets of Tegucigalpa before arriving at the seat of the Congress, where the deputies will be voting on the decision to withdraw Honduras from ALBA.

A leader of the National Front against the Coup, Rafael Alegría, listed the benefits that the Hondurans have gained since their country’s accession to ALBA in August 2008, such as the shipment of 100 tractors from Venezuela, the supply of oil at preferential prices, and financial support for small and medium-sized producers, among others.

Moreover, he added: “Thousands of people of little means have regained sight or improved vision thanks to the Cuban-Venezuelan program Operation Miracle, and various municipalities have been declared free from illiteracy by means of the Yes I Can method.”

These programs will definitely disappear in the event that the parliament decides to approve the proposal of Roberto Micheletti, who heads the coup regime.

“Excluding the country from this integrationist mechanism was always on the agenda of the perpetrators of the 28 June 2009 coup d’état,” Manuel Zelaya, the constitutional president of Honduras, declared recently.

“The putschists’ task was to reverse all the social processes and to halt the changes that had been proposed for the country.  This was part of the objective of the coup,” denounced Zelaya, who remains a guest at the Brazilian embassy in the Honduran capital.

Presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales, as well as the legitimate foreign minister of Honduras, Patricia Rodas, have repeatedly criticized that in the background of the coup d’état against Zelaya was the will to dismember ALBA.

The original article “Frente de Resistencia marchará contra salida de Honduras de la ALBA” was published by TeleSur on 6 January 2010.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at]  Video courtesy of Sanpedredito.  Visit <>.

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