I invited a friend of mine, who attended the pro-democracy demonstrations in Tegucigalpa last Friday, to write a guest post. Here is his account:
Honduras Has Two Faces
The polarity in my country has reached levels that I could not imagine a few weeks back. Manuel Zelaya Rosales has flagrantly lied to the world and has turned the cannons of the OAS towards his brethen.
But not everything is bad. On Friday I assisted one of the multiple peace marches that have occured at Casa Presidencial. When I looked around I was surprised to see parents walking with their children, a grandma on her wheel chair being pushed by her granddaughter and many others with the hope to be heard by a deaf world. I felt proud to hear Dr. Gracia Millares talking to her 14 year old and saying “Today you will have a lesson in civics. You can´t have this in a classroom.” I felt proud to be part of this people. The people who believe in God, family and true democracy
CNN was there but they only showed 5 minutes of our new president addressing the people but other international news companies where there too and my hope is that this truth, can travel the world’s news freeways with the easiness that the preceding lies of Zelaya have. We need to open the eyes of the world to this and not just leave it like another dried tear from the soul of a Latin America, wounded by the spear of the empire of corruption and deceit of Cuba and Venezuela.
Carlos Fernando Lepe
Image by Roberto Brevé, used with a Creative Commons license