Newly Elected Honduran President Xiomara Castro - Photo Credit Inti Ocon/ Getty Images
The people of Honduras secured a victory against U.S. interference with the convincing win of Xiomara Castro as their new president. The Black Alliance for Peace explains the election's significance.
This statement originally appeared in Black Alliance for Peace.
The anti-colonial, pro-human rights members of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) welcome the resounding victory of the people of Honduras. “Again, the people of our region have registered their unwavering commitment to authentic democracy and the right to national self-determination with the victory of President-elect Xiomara Castro in Honduras,” states Jemima Pierre, coordinator of BAP’s Haiti/Americas committee.
The people of our region and the world remember the criminal assault on democracy that took place in Honduras in 2009 as one of the first acts of the newly elected Obama/Biden Administration. But with the election of Xiomara Castro, it is clear the coup stalled but did not reverse the momentum in Honduras for national independence, despite the death and systematic repression unleased on the population by the U.S. backed fascist regime.
“Just over the last two months, from Nicaragua to Venezuela and now Honduras, it is clear that the dogs of war and repression represented by the gringos from the North are unable to squash the spirit of the peoples of our region for People(s)-Centered Human Rights and national liberation. When we free Haiti and remove the illegal and immoral blockade against Cuba, the momentum for finally ejecting the U.S. and its antiquated fantasies of continued domination of our region and peoples will be unstoppable,” according to Ajamu Baraka, Black Alliance for Peace National Organizer.
BAP salutes the people of Honduras for this incredible victory and pledges to fight with them to protect their hard-won victory, a victory that is really a triumph for all of us.
No compromise, no retreat!