lunes, 29 de junio de 2015

Las Antorchas Mass Protests & Hunger Strikers – Honduras Demands an End to Corruption

I have now been in Honduras for 1 week, mostly in rural Honduras learning about COPINH’s indigenous rights struggles. Today though I am in the capital, Tegucigalpa, as COPINH has sent a delegation to join a burgeoning “Antorchas” protest movement. This movement started to manifest itself in mass demonstrations only 2 weeks before my arrival, and it represents the broadest resistant front – and the strongest hope for an end to corruption – that the country has seen since the 2009 military coup.
The “Antorchas” movement – named after the torches they carry on their marches, and also known as Los Indignados, (“The Indignants”) – started late 2014 as a youth movement in Tegucigalpa. Frustrated with the lack of real change.....LEER TODO>>>