News Release

Crackdown in Honduras

ADRIENNE PINE
Pine is assistant professor of anthropology at American University, has done extensive research on Honduras and has been blogging about recent events.

She said today: “The coup regime is imposing a horrific crackdown on democracy and the Honduran people — on freedom of assembly, on freedom of speech, on the few remaining independent media outlets. This coup regime is showing itself to be nothing other than a fascist dictatorship.

“The U.S. government has to stop sitting idly by — or worse, actually criticizing the democratically elected Manuel Zelaya — while this goes on. The attacks on the Brazilian embassy by the coup regime amount to a declaration of war.” Pine is author of the book Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167