The Honduran military is currently enforcing a mandatory curb on civil liberties. There is an official curfew from 6 am to 6 pm. No individual may be seen outside of their home outside of these stipulated hours.
Honduran community protests in front of the NY Times, Wednesday (November 29, 2017) Photo: Diana Gener
La Cartita --- Thousands took to the streets on Sunday in Honduras to denounce manipulation of results and voter ballot fraud. The imposed President, Juan Orlando Hernández, is thought to have gained the position through electoral fraud. Earlier trends indicated that the opposition candidate, Salvador Nasralla, was poised to win this years presidential election.
The recount of only 1 thousand flagged ballots riled Hondurans into protesting. Massive protests have rocked Tegucigalpa, but the curfews imposed subsequently shocked the general population into submitting physically to the country's military imposed dictator. The Alianza de Oposición (a coalition of opposition groups) has stated that a larger recount is necessary, and that the election is being validated by false voting ballots.Market Darling Status: Honduran Community Protests The NY Times Coverage
In front of the NY Times building on 42nd and 8th Avenue, the Honduran community protested the lack of coverage and transparency over the Honduran election from the prominent newspaper. The NY Times has historically provided anemic amounts of critical coverage on the election of despotic regimes connected to US interests. Since the Obama administration, the Honduran government has maintained friendly ties to the US State Department.
The Honduran government has averted an international crisis by providing well connected fund managers with easy access to profitable government bonds. The securities market was rocked by the news of a electoral fraud dispute. Entering day 6 of the national crisis, many US investors are weary of the potential of an illegitimate military mandate being at the helm, but they are also fearful of an opposition force gaining government control. Voicing these concerns is the US media, and for this, activists are planning multiple protests throughout NY City to denounce military repression in Honduras.Training Sessions To Publicly Distort Voting Record
According to the Economist, the Honduran far right party, National Party, was taking measures to distort the vote publicly. All tactics deployed were in favor of Juan Orlando Hernández now declared victory.
Molly Molloy pointed out in a newsletter communication that there is a strong US Special Forces presence in Honduras.
Flyer: Honduras Protests Against Electoral Fraud
Mercedes Morena, Salvadoreña mother of disappeared son at May Day rally in Los Ángeles. In between loud announcements, Morena broke down how the far-right political party, ARENA, pacted with organized crime to pressure civilian opposition into accepting US imperial economics in El Salvador. Her son was disappeared by Mexican Federal police in 1991, near the US-Mexico border, but she was quick to note that the US has historically paid and pressured Mexican officials into preventing Central American refugees from transiting through the country. The US usually knows when there is an impending refugee crisis, but do you know why they know? They cause it. Through military aide programs, the US sharpened repression against domestic populations in Central America during the 1980's, providing weapons manufacturers and despots a much needed subsidy. Today it continues to tamper in Honduran/CentAm. affairs, with Trump operating the controls of political machinery built under Obama. #Hipocresia #Disappeared #ElSalvador #Mexico #Obama #Trump #Native #ImmigrationReform #CentralAmerica #MayDay