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Honduras to Have “Free and Fair” Elections with Disrespect for Human Rights
by Tamar Sharabi, NarcoNews (reposted)
Sunday Nov 29th, 2009 10:18 AM
Thursday, November 26, 2009 TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS, NOVEMBER 27, 2009: The National Front Against the Coup D’état has taken many different approaches to overthrowing the de facto government. On June 28 when people were scheduled to vote on the non-binding referendum, it was word of mouth that brought people to the presidential palace, in confusion and with conviction.
The very first night the country was put under curfew.

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Oscar Flores holding a sign, tallying the number of days since the coup d’état and the number of days Zelaya has been held prisoner in the Brazilian Embassy. Within one week, farmer’s organizations, teachers unions, indigenous groups, students and also people without any affiliation organized and came together on July 5 for the largest march the country had ever seen. Soon people would begin to strategically close down major highways, occupy national institutions and temporarily even close down ports. While the activities have had an eclectic mix of participation, depending on the atmosphere of repression, there are some people who have made it a priority never to miss a day despite the obvious risks.

One of those people is Oscar Flores. A 54 year old man from San Pedro Sula, he has designated himself to remind the resistance movement how many days they have overcome. He arrives at every activity holding a sign, tallying the number of days since the coup d’état and the number of days Zelaya has been held prisoner in the Brazilian Embassy.

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