A report-back from two members of the Friendship Office delegation to Honduras in January who were representing US-El Salvador Sister Cities. The original can be found at:
Your presence is urgently needed in Honduras. Over a year after the coup in Honduras, heavy repression continues to destroy lives, families and trample human rights. Levels of impunity, militarization and para-militarization create what partners describe as a state of war against the people.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE TO OBSERVE THE ELECTORAL CLIMATE
What kinds of things will we be doing on the delegation? Delegation activities will be decided on a daily basis, based largely on the on-the-ground situation and the requests from our Honduran partners. Activities may include:
- Visiting the non-governmental human rights office
- Accompanying lawyers and human rights promoters to detention facilities and hospitals to verify the whereabouts and condition of detainees
A Solidarity and Accompaniment Delegation to Honduras with the Quixote Center is for people who are willing to have their lives touched and forever changed. The primary reasons for considering a Quixote Center delegation to Honduras in the context of the current political tension is to answer the call from the Honduran people for international presence. The Honduran people are waging a historic and persistent nonviolent struggle against military and economic hegemony.
Sunday, August 2
Day Arrival of people
4:00pm Meeting with the past delegation and the Anti-coup Front (El Frente)
8:00pm Dinner with the new delegation members to get to know each other and for an overview of the week
Thank you for considering an upcoming Solidarity and Accompaniment delegation with the Honduras Accompaniment Project of the Quixote Center. The presence of internationals in the current context of the oppressive dictatorship in Honduras is essential right now.