QC Election Delegation reports bomb explosion on bus route

Nov. 26, 2009 – A bomb exploded on a Catisa bus route between San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba at approximately 3:30pm today. The explosion occurred on a nearly empty bus right in front of the fire department. Fire fighters were able to respond immediately and report that the explosion was the result of a small bomb found in the luggage compartment of the bus. Fire fighters also report that a second bomb was also found in the luggage compartment that did not explode.  One woman is being treated for injuries in La Ceiba. The coup regime is attributing the explosion to “delinquents of the resistance.” The resistance movement in Honduras is an explicitly non-violent movement.  There is concern that these type of actions are being staged by actors interested in creating a sense of panic and launching false accusations against the non-violent resistance movement as part of a large pattern of demonization of those opposed to the coup.