What does it mean for Hondurans?
Two years after the 2009 coup against his presidency, Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras on Saturday (May 28th), to a crowd of thousands. While the Resistance is not declaring victory, they recognize the agreement offers a possible opening for reforming the constitution which was the original proposal and remains a demand from the resistance front.
CoDev’s partners are still fighting the de facto Lobo government about human rights abuses that have occurred under their regime, but are willing to start moving forward. We’ll let you know as we hear more from them about what this means for them and their work.
Here are some links to some of the coverage on this issue. Know of other pieces? Let us know!
- The Real News Network: Massive Turnout for Zelaya Launches New Chapter of Honduran Struggle
- FNRP Website (June 2): Zelaya Returns to Honduras, But Justice Is Still Not Done
- Democracy Now (May 31): Out of Exile: Exclusive Report on Ousted Honduran President Zelaya’s Return Home 23 Months After U.S.-Backed Coup
- Al Jazeera (May 30): Zelaya vows to address Honduran poverty
- The Guardian (May 28): What Manuel Zelaya’s return means for Honduras
- Al Jazeera (May 28): Manuel Zelaya to return to Honduras