(HONDURAN PROTESTS AGAINST US BASES MET WITH SEVERE REPRESSION) Honduras Protesta frente a base militar de Soto Cano reprimida por fuerzas policiales http://nicaraguaymasespanol.blogspot.com/2011/06/honduras-protesta-frente-la-base.html
Some three hundred people demonstrated outside the U.S. military base at Soto Cano (Palmerola), demanding an end to militarization in Honduras and Latin America, were suppressed with tear gas and beaten by a strong contingent of military and police. "We were moving toward the main entrance of the largest U.S. military base in the region, when police attacked us with gas. Several colleagues beaten," said Bertha Caceres, Coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh ).
Minutes later, the group of national and international activists took to the road again and continued their protest, which is part of the International Conference against the Militarization that developed in the past few days in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. "We are surrounded by soldiers and police, but our action is peaceful and only want to express our rejection of the coup, imperialism and repression. We demand justice, ending impunity and not approve the law with which the deputies intended revive conscription in the country, "said indigenous leader.
According to Caceres, the decision to move against the military base in Soto Cano in the second anniversary of the coup in 2009 overthrew the legitimate government of Manuel Zelaya, is due to the need "to remember the harmful role that United States has had for over a hundred years against the Honduran people. " "We are remembering that America has played a key role in the coup and the militarization of the imperial government driven across Latin America and the Caribbean is part of a strategy of invasion, expropriation and looting of our countries. Again, the social protest is being repressed and criminalized, and we are claiming to the world, "he said Caceres.
[also see...Honduras: With peasant blood, the oligarchy fertilized African palms Juan Almendares http://alainet.org/active/46356&lang=es .The role of USAID in the New Selloff of Honduras http://quotha.net/node/1748 Honduras | Rel UITA Campesinos del Aguán rodeados y atacados por militares y policías http://www.albatv.org/Campesinos-del-Aguan-rodeados-y.html U.S. military and police aid grants by country HONDURAS-U.S. Aid to Honduras, All Programs, 2007-2012 http://justf.org/Country?country=Honduras 2010 -58,408,679/2011- 72,574,67/ 2012 - 72,606,679/ Call to Denounce Military/Police Aid to Honduras http://www.rightsaction.org/articles/Contact_%20StateDep_Honduran_Aid_102110.html