News Release

Crackdown in Honduras

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