NOW FOLLOW NATIONAL MARCH LIVE ON CHOLUSAT SUR TV TODAY - AUGUST 11 -http://www.cholusatsurtv.net HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 11 (acn) The Hondurans who have been walking from different parts of the country in a march to the capital city Tegucigalpa and to the northern city of San Pedro Sula will reach their respective destinations this Tuesday to join the pacific resistance against the de facto regime. Demonstrators, who have been walking towards the capital city since August 5 from departments of the central, eastern and southern regions of the country, spent the night in the outskirts of Tegucigalpa to enter the city today, reported Prensa Latina (PL) news agency. At the same time, people from small villages and communities of the western and northern part of the country, the border with Guatemala and the Atlantic coast headed towards San Pedro Sula, some 250 kilometers away from the capital. Reports by participants in the marches and leaders of the National Front against the coup d’état confirmed that dozens of thousands of people will arrive in San Pedro Sula this Tuesday after spending the night in near-by communities. According to testimonies broadcast by Radio Globo, the only radio station covering the resistance’s actions in the country, the population has been very supportive of the demonstrators supplying them with food, water, clothes and shelter. The National March of Popular Resistance is ignored by the major media of the country, which are run by business groups that have been accused of financing the military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Popular leaders receiving the aid donated to the walkers in the central park of San Pedro Sula highlighted the generosity of the people. Meanwhile, in Tegucigalpa, PL reported similar actions in an aid reception center established in the headquarters of the Beverages and Similar Products Industry’s Workers Union (STIBYS). Worldnews/ycr/ef/12:17 Varias marchas se sumarán hoy a resistencia en Honduras Cuban News Agency www.cubanews.ain.cu firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH UPDATE: August 10, 2009, as of 1:30 PM EDT, Frente Nacional
Contra el Golpe de Estado reports that the resistance march to
Tegucigalpa continues. The marches coming from the four
points of the country are close to the capital. Tomorrow the
grand march will be consolidated in Tegu.
acnnews 10 National March in Honduras Advances towards Two Major Cities HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 10 (acn) The national popular march of resistance to the coup d’état in Honduras continues heading for Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula from various points in the country hoping to arrive in these two cities on Tuesday. Thousands of people started the march last Wednesday walking 15 to 20 kilometers per day and spending the nights in farmers’ communities and other towns, reported Prensa Latina (PL) news agency. Many of the participants in the mass demonstration have contacted Radio Globo station over the phone to thank the people for their support and for providing them with water, food, medicine, clothes and shelter. Meanwhile, the National Association of Middle and Small Companies condemned the military coup and stressed their solidarity with the popular resistance and in favor of the reinstatement of the constitutional order President Manuel Zelaya. The Social-democratic Innovation and Unity Party (PINU-SD) confirmed its rejection of the coup and claimed for the re-establishment of the constitutional order, as announced yesterday by its executive director, Wilfredo Mendez, before the Front’s assembly. Likewise, the grass-root bodies of the Liberal Party, one of the two traditional political organizations of the country, rebelled against the leadership that backs the de facto regime and demanded in a national assembly the expulsion of the coup perpetrators. Juan Barahona, general coordinator of the Front announced that, this Monday, people will get together in front of the National Pedagogical University to decide the actions of the day. On the other hand, the Federation of Magisterial Organizations (FOMH) confirmed that the general strike will continue throughout next week to achieve the reinstatement of constitutional order and of President Manuel Zelaya. Other forces of the Front, the three major trade union centrals also ratified that the national strike in the public sector, through which several governmental offices have been seized, will continue. Worldnews/ycr/ef/15:50 Avanza Marcha de Resistencia Popular en Honduras Cuban News Agency www.cubanews.ain.cu email@example.com
Hondurans Resume National March of Popular Resistance to the CoupReinician Marcha Nacional de Resistencia Popular HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 7 (acn) Thousands of Honduras resumed on Friday morning a National March of Popular Resistance to the coup d’état heading towards the capital, Tegucigalpa, and the second most important city of the country, San Pedro Sula. The march, hardly covered by Radio Globo and other alternative media outlets and completely ignored by the mainstream media allied to the de facto regime of Roberto Micheletti, began three days ago in the department of Copan, in the western region of the country. Xiomara Castro, wife of ousted president Manuel Zelaya, is also marching with the demonstrators towards Tegucigalpa. She highlighted the sacrifice being made by the Honduran people for the reinstatement of constitutional order in the Central American nation during a speech yesterday in the western city of Santa Barbara. According to Prensa Latina news agency, she said that the people’s struggle is not only for the return of Zelaya but also for the principles of justice and solidarity in the face of an oligarchy that only seeks to increase their privileges. The National Front against the Coup announced that protesters are marching 15 to 20 kilometers per day and that they would arrive in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula next Tuesday. Reports from Radio Globo inform that the people along the way have supported participants in the march providing them with water, food and even housing at night. “All the people are against the coup,” said the general coordinator of the Front, Juan Barahona, who added that the general national strike called by the country’s three main trade unions continues in place and gaining strength. Worldnews/ef/12:00 Cuban News Agency www.cubanews.ain.cu firstname.lastname@example.org