José Manuel Flores Arguijo

See : Honduras: Fue asesinado lider magisterial José Manuel Flores Arguijo., KAOSENLARED.NET.

José Manuel Flores Arguijo, a teacher, writer and trade unionist, was assassinated at his workplace (the Instituto San José del Pedregal) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the afternoon of March 23, 2010. His killing appears to be one of a growing number of recent murders of opposition activists in Honduras, a country which currently enjoys the leadership of Porfirio Lobo, a rich and therefore good man elected under slightly, er, questionable circumstances in November 2009 after a military coup ousted the previous leader, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, in June. In early March (2010), Hilary Clinton announced the US Government would restore ‘aid’ to Honduras as a further step towards normalising Lobo’s regime (the legitimacy of which has been questioned by some, probable Communists).

The US state has always had a pretty sweet relationship with Honduras, although it had to battle with the United Fruit Company for control of it in the 1920s. In the 1980s, the country served as a base for the US-sponsored contras — the brave men who fought Communism across the border in Nicaragua by kidnapping, raping, murdering and torturing thousands upon thousands of civilians: men, women and children. Currently, Lobo’s government serves, along with that of Chile, as a rebuff to a resurgent ‘left’ in Central and South America, but continued opposition will presumably result in larger piles of bodies, and perhaps even some mildly embarrassing questions for nice people like Hilary.

See also : Latin American Solidarity Network / Red de Solidaridad con los Pueblos Latinoamericanos | Upside Down World on Honduras.

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