Central America celebrates 193 anniversary of the Independence from Spain. Generally parades commemorate this important date, but in Honduras the Popular Resistance went out on the streets and protested against the country's dependence and obedience to the United States international policies.
“We don't want more foreign military bases on our territory. Two, we don’t the South Command of the U.S. Army come and tell us what to do on security policies, we are old enough to make our own choices. President Juan Orlando, declare yourself free, stop going to ask orders from the U.S. military, you are the President, have some dignity,” said Manuel Zelaya coordinator of the Libre Party and former President of Honduras.
“We are demanding a peace territory, free from death squads and with respect for Human Rights” added the main figure of the Resistance.
Xiomara Castro, Zelaya's wife and former candidate for the Presidency of the Libre Party participated in the protest on San Pedro Sula, north of Honduras. She claimed for a stop to the militarization policies of the current government.
“I will keep fighting side by side with the people to have a Honduras in peace, we will never surrender,” assured Castro.
Since the Coup d’état of 2009 the Hondurans Resistance has participated in parallel demonstrations protesting against the government heir of the military assault five years ago.
Since its beginnings the Popular Resistance has used the figure of Francisco Morazan, liberator and fighter for the Union of Central America. The protesters assured they were working for a new independence.
“Our struggle comes from the moment when Morazan died, today with the awakening since the Coup d’état, we are fighting and we have walked in a struggle to defend our rights that we have lost on hands of the empire and international organisms” commented Oscar Flores activist that has taken note of the days of Resistance, according to him this was the 1906 day of the struggle of the people of Honduras.
“In Honduras principal cities the Resistance showed its strength and send several messages to the actual government. Messages against the privatization of public companies and long extensions of territory, the increase of violence and the decrease on life quality, were among to most popular in the demonstrations that commemorate the Central America's independence.
“The Honduras Popular Movement is stronger than ever, today we have demonstrate the strength of the organized people that fights for its most sacred needs, food, medicine and work that’s what most encourages us and keep on moving in this national resistance movement,” explained Doris Garcia, activist and former Minister of the Women Secretary.
For the members of the Honduran Resistance the region is working for a new independence, following the example of the independence of 1821.