"The Indigenous in Honduras Denounce Humiliating Treatment of Honduran Women"

2 July, 2009 – MRZine – Monthly Review

The curfew is not the only means of population control — now the de facto government is bent on suppressing the visibly identifiable sectors, in this case the indigenous population of the Central American country.

Antonio Martínez, an indigenous leader, via TeleSur, reported on Wednesday that the international agencies that talk so much about gender freedom have the responsibility to speak out against this coup d’état.

The indigenous leader said that women are being searched in ways that violate their persons, adding that the indigenous are being suppressed indiscriminately.

Martínez also noted that ‘Honduras is not in peace,’ with discontent rising against the de facto government that has been established in Honduras.

With a cry of ‘Viva Mel’ (Zelaya being called Mel in Honduras), a group of Indians and campesinos declared themselves in favor of the return of the president they elected.

The group — who arrived in Tegucigalpa after a long journey on foot, negotiating all kinds of road conditions — have long had to endure the repression that exists in Honduras.

The original article ‘Indígenas en Honduras denuncian vejación de la mujer hondureña’ was published by YVKE Mundial on 1 July 2009. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi.

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