Indigenous Peoples call for President’s return

Honduras (UCTP Taino News) - While world watches events unfold around the recent political coup d'etat in Honduras, Indigenous Peoples of the country are calling for the return of deposed President Manuel Zelaya. National indigenous organizations such as the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), the Indigenous Coordinating Body of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (CIMCA), and MASTA or Moskitia United, have all issued press releases concerning their opposition to Zelaya's forced removal from power.

Honduras is home to the Lenca, Miskitu, Tawahka, Pech, Maya-Chorti, Tolupan, Garifuna, Creole, Nahoa, and Chorotega peoples. Reports from local indigenous leaders assert that they are being prevented from protesting and being targeted for persecution by the coup leadership. Zelaya's indigenous supporters also contend that real motive behind the coup was that the opposition feared plans for a new constitution that could provide more rights and protections to Indigenous Peoples and other Hondurans.

UCTPTN 07.13.2009

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