Unrest in Honduras, following the military coup there two months ago, has not abated, but is being widely ignored by most American media.
Global Exchange also maintains this extensive webpage with background reports and other details about the current situation in Honduras. You can read the full 12-page report from the delegation that visited Honduras here.
After talking with dozens of people there, Maria Robinson says it isn’t just the poor and working classes who are unhappy about the coup that deposed Honduran President, Manuel Zelaya (left) but many business owners as well.
The US volunteer delegation also met with the American Ambassador in Telgucigalpa, an encounter that is reported in considerable detail here.
The Catholic Church and other religious groups in Honduras have not taken a public stance on the regime change there, something the Global Exchange delegation has criticized them for. Still, Robinson says one of the most moving moments during her 8-day visit was an outdoor mass led by an activist priest, Father Andres Tomayo.
Members of the delegation also met with some of the victims of violence inflicted on demonstrators by Honduran military and police, and recorded their statements about the incidents in which they were injured. One of them, Robinson recalls, was a woman whose leg had been ruptured by a tear gas canister fired at close range.