NARCO NEWS: Memo – Honduran State Employees Forced to Attend Santos Rally
Posted by Al Giordano – November 29, 2009 at 6:55 am
By Al Giordano (with reporting from Tamar Sharabi in Honduras)
While today’s coup-sponsored “election” in Honduras won’t settle the country’s crisis created by the June 28 coup d’etat, it continues to provide a showcase for the profoundly anti-democratic nature of the regime.
This just in from Tamar Sharabi, reporting from Honduran territory:
Evidence has surfaced that state employees were forced to attend the closing campaign ceremony of Elvin Santos, the ex-Vice President under Zelaya. In the letter, addressed to all department heads of the office of Civil Service, general director Marco Tulio Flores wrote, “I instruct all employees that are fulfilling their duties, without any exception, to attend the closing campaign of the Liberal Party that will take place Sunday November 22 at 9:30am. In a booth at the entrance to the coliseum Xiomara Orellana will take attendance of all personnel of this institution.”
Sharabi also reports that jack-booted regime repression continued right up through yesterday, as a pretext for larceny, too:
On Saturday November 28 military soldiers raided the offices of small business collective RED-COMAL in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, a city approximately 2 hours north from the capital. The Police Commissioner issued a search warrant 15 minutes after the raid began with the purpose of looking for weapons, posters and any documents that call on the population not to vote. Ricardo Bueso, speaking to Radiodelosmenos.org, reported that the military and police stole four laptops along with money from some of the organization’s sales
The National Front Against the Coup d’Etat has called on its participants to remain indoors in a “voluntary curfew” in noncooperation with the fraudulent vote. Should any incidents of violence occur today it won’t be from the Resistance, but, rather, the result of the regime’s own provocateurs. National presidential candidate Carlos H. Reyes withdrew from the ballot last month, as did many Congressional candidates and one major-party vice presidential candidate: Santos’ own running mate on the Liberal Party line is among those who reject this fraudulent process as illegitimate.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the day and into tonight as the “mock election” reaches its culmination…