Press Release

No negotiation with the murderous coup participants in Honduras!

July 16, 2009

(PTS, July 6, 2009) Christian Castillo, national leader of the Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS), indicated today that, "in view of the murder of two demonstrators and tens of people wounded this Sunday, during the massive demonstration in the Toncontin Airport, it is necessary to intensify the actions against the coup in Honduras. Words and communiqués of repudiation are not enough. Thousands of us have to be in the streets, repudiating the murderous coup participants and backing the workers, campesinos and students who are confronting them in the streets." Castillo also stated that "we charge that beyond the declarations of rejection in the OAS and the UN, there is a continuing attempt to make the coup acceptable and arrive at an understanding with the coup participants. In order to defeat that, it is necessary to increase the workers’ and people’s mobilization, both in Honduras and throughout Latin America. For that reason, we say: Down with the coup by the Honduran bourgeoisie, the Armed Forces, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Parliament, the churches and the big communications media! The blood of our Honduran brothers, that was spilled, is not to be negotiated!"