Why should the U.S. say something about the coup in Honduras? Well, for once the small Central American country was created by American gangsters and its economy is basically 70% dependent in the U.S. economy, exports, imports, rules and military assistance (money, money) and many say that the CIA was behind the coup.
This is what LAWG says:
The situation in Honduras has only escalated since last week. Civilians in the streets of Tegucigalpa and throughout the country side continue to face brutal repression by military officials. Civil liberties remain gravely affected, including freedom of the press. We need you to contact your elected officials, and urge them to send the right message to the coup government currently in Honduras: Coups will not be tolerated.You can use this LAGW here to contact the U.S. Congress.
Join us today in sending this message to your representative:
Reps. Delahunt (D-MA), Serrano (D-NY), and McGovern (D-MA) recently introduced a resolution calling for ousted President Zelaya's return to office. The Delahunt-Serrano-McGovern Resolution supporting democracy in Honduras has now been introduced as House Resolution 630. So far, it has 15 members of Congress supporting it as co-sponsors, but it will take a lot more than that to move it through.
The current co-sponsors of HRes 630, the resolution condemning the June 28, 2009, coup d'etat in Honduras are: *William Delahunt (D-MA) Primary Sponsor
*Jose Serrano (D-NY) Primary Sponsor
*James McGovern (D-MA) Primary Sponsor
*Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
*John Conyers (D-MI)
*Sam Farr (D-CA)
*Bob Filner (D-CA)
*Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
*Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)
*Barbara Lee (D-CA)
*Edward Markey (D-MA)
*Eric Massa (D-NY)
*James Oberstar (D-MN)
*Bobby Rush (D-IL)
*Janice Schakowsky (D-IL)
Have you called your congressional representative yet? If you haven't, we need your voice!
Meanwhile, I wonder why the rest of the so-called "Hispanic-Latino" Congress members are silent about Honduras? Only Raul Grijalva and Jose Serrano have co-sponsored this resolution, God bless their souls.
Why the silence?
Democracy in the Americas is crucial for all peoples of the American continent who are now living in the U.S. If the coup is not ended, we could see more violence in Honduras, and that would mean more wars, undocumented imigration , poverty and all that could spread across the region. This should be a first priority for those who pretend to represent us in the U.S.
This is another reason why I usually don't trust those Hispanics leaders. They talk a lot but they do so little, and some of them sometimes act like true fascists and right-wing dictators they don't care about real issues that affect most of the Indigenous and Afro descendant peoples.
This was shared by a Press contact of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a group of 24 Congress members who identify themselves as part of such community:
July 7, 2009
CHC Statement on Coup in Honduras
(Washington, DC) - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following joint statement in response to the current situation in Honduras:
"The Congressional Hispanic Caucus calls on Roberto Micheletti and those responsible for the removal of President Zelaya to respect the rule of law and restore the constitutional order. While there may be honest differences of opinion on how to govern, the constitution of Honduras must not be disregarded. We fully support the efforts made by the Organization of American States, and we encourage our government to take the necessary diplomatic steps to ensure a peaceful restoration of the democratically elected government in Honduras."
This statement however doesn't represent individual point of views nor is an official resolution. It doesn't show what Cuban American legislators feel about this for instance -most likely they favor Michellini. What it matters politically is if the U.S. Congress approves a legislative resolution where each Congress member stamps their personal signature. So far, only 2 "Hispanic" legislators have done it and the rest are silent. Unbelievable.