Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) Statement Against the Coup d’etat in Honduras
The following statement, against the coup d’etat in Honduras, was passed by thunderous applause and chants of “VIVA HONDURAS” at the closing session of the 2nd International Che Guevara Conference in Vancouver, Canada:
June 28th, 2009
On Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly removed from office by the Honduran military in a coup d’etat. This vicious military coup was organized by the reactionary oligarchy of Honduras against Zelaya and his line of progressive measures and developments in favour of the people of Honduras. Zelaya had called a referendum to reform the constitution, a measure supported by Honduran people.
This coup d’etat has provoked worldwide condemnation from Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and other Latin American countries, as well as the European Union.
We, participants in the 2nd International Che Guevara conference in Vancouver, Canada: Strongly condemn this coup d’etat, as well as the brutal kidnapping and beating of the Cuban and Venezuelan Ambassadors to Honduras. Furthermore we demand the immediate release of Patricia Rodas, Foreign Minister of Honduras. This coup d’etat must be condemned by people of the world and we must demand the immediate reinstatement of President Manuel Zelaya.
The 2nd International Che Guevara Conference was organized by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)