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Eyewitness Report on Honduran Coup from Cuban-trained Dr. Castillo
Date Thursday October 29
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Centro Del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St. San Francisco
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorBay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition
Thurs. Oct. 29, 7-10pm
Presentation about the Military Coup in Honduras
with Dr. Luther Castillo
Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St., at 16th St., SF

Dr. Luther Castillo is a young Garifuna doctor and community organizer who is the founder and director of the hospital that bears the name "For the Health of Our People" (Luaga Hatuadi Waduheno in the Garifuna language). On October 7th at 6am three army patrols broke down the doors and stormed the Garifuna hospital.

The hospital and clinic is dedicated to providing the most important health services to the indigenous communities isolated on the Atlantic Coast. After graduating from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba in 2005, Dr. Castillo returned to the coast of Honduras and led the construction of the first "Garifuna hospital" which now serves 20,000 people in the area. The hospital opened in December 2007 and Dr. Castillo was named "Honduran Doctor of the Year" for 2007 by the International Rotary Clubs of Tegucigalpa. Since the military coup on June 28, 2009, Dr. Castillo and the hospital have been subject to many threats of closure and other attacks by the military.

The event is a fundraiser for the National Resistance Front against the military coup in Honduras.


Sponsored by Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 27th, 2009 11:56 AM
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