Sunday, 19 January 2014

HONDURAS: Human Rights & Elections. Jan.27, 2014

Latin America Solidarity Committee January Coffeehouse
HONDURAS: Human Rights & Elections

7-9 pm Monday January 27, 2014 Daemen College
Wick Student Center, Alumni Lounge, 4380 Main Street

Since the 2009 military coup, resistance movements of Honduras have struggled against repression. A coalition political party, Libertad y Refundacion (LIBRE), formed in response, and ran in the Nov. 24 presidential elections. Many predicted that the LIBRE candidate would win, but official results went otherwise. Internationals saw an election overshadowed by violence, intimidation and fraud, unreported in Honduran and international media. Come hear first-hand about the election, U.S. and Canadian actions to legitimize and benefit from the coup, and the courage and spirit of Honduras' pro-democracy movements.

Speaker: Peter Dawson (Sociology, York University, Toronto) with work on human rights and indigenous communities. He was delegate on recent "Common Frontiers" election watch in Honduras, where he met with indigenous leaders there opposing planned model city programs there.


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