[News] Fidel: A Revolution in the Making - Honduras

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Fidel Castro: A Revolution in the Making

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viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009

Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Revolution leader 
Fidel Castro stated that the heroic struggle of 
the Honduran people during almost 90 days of 
ceaseless battle has placed the fascist 
pro-Yankee government, which is crushing unarmed 
men and women, in a critical situation.

   "We have seen the emergence of a new 
conscience among the Honduran people. Legions of 
social fighters have gained experience in that 
battle," Fidel Castro wrote in an article posted 
on Thursday in the Cubadebate website entitled "A Revolution in the Making."

"Zelaya delivered on his promise to return. He is 
entitled to his position in the government and to 
preside over the elections," the Cuban leader said.

"New and admirable cadres are outstanding in the 
combative social movements; they are capable of 
leading that people through the hazardous journey 
ahead of the peoples of Our America. A Revolution 
is in the making there," Fidel Castro pointed out.

Prensa Latina is posting below the full text of Fidel Castro's reflection.

REFLECTIONS BY COMRADE FIDEL

A REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING

Last July 16, I literally said that the coup 
d'etat in Honduras "was conceived and organized 
by unscrupulous characters on the far-right who 
were officials in the confidence of George W. 
Bush and had been promoted by him."

I mentioned the names of Hugo LLorens, Robert 
Blau, Stephen McFarland and Robert Callahan, 
Yankee ambassadors to Honduras, El Salvador, 
Guatemala and Nicaragua appointed by Bush in the 
months of July and August 2008; the four pursued 
the line of John Negroponte and Otto Reich, two 
characters with an ominous history.

I then indicated that the Yankee base at Soto 
Cano had provided the main backup to the coup and 
that "the idea of a peace initiative from Costa 
Rica was transmitted to the president of that 
country from the State Department when Obama was 
in Moscow and he was declaring at a Russian 
university that the only president of Honduras 
was Manuel Zelaya," and added: "With the Costa 
Rica meeting, the authority of the UN, the OAS 
and the other institutions that committed their 
support to the people of Honduras is being 
questioned." "The only correct thing to do at 
this moment is to demand that the government of 
the United States ceases its intervention, stops 
giving military aid to the coup and pulls out its Task Force from Honduras."

The US response to the coup d'etat in that 
Central American country has been to strike an 
agreement with the government of Colombia in 
order to set up seven military bases similar to 
that of Soto Cano in that sister nation thus 
menacing Venezuela, Brazil and every other people in South America.

At a critical moment, when the tragedy of the 
climate change and the international economic 
crisis are under discussion at a UN summit 
conference of heads of States, the putschists in 
Honduras are threatening the immunity of the 
Brazilian Embassy where President Zelaya, his 
family and a group of followers were forced to seek sanctuary.

The fact is that the government of Brazil had 
absolutely nothing to do with the situation created there.

Consequently, it is inadmissible --actually 
inconceivable-- that the Brazilian Embassy may be 
assaulted by the fascist government, unless it 
intends to commit suicide dragging the country to 
a direct intervention of foreign forces, --as it 
was the case in Haitiâ "which would mean the 
intervention of Yankee troops under the UN flag. 
Honduras is not a remote isolated country in the 
Caribbean. An intervention in Honduras with 
foreign forces would unleash a conflict in 
Central America and bring political chaos to the entire Latin American region.

The heroic struggle of the Honduran people during 
almost 90 days of ceaseless battle has placed the 
fascist pro-Yankee government, which is crushing 
unarmed men and women, in a critical situation.

We have seen the emergence of a new conscience 
among the Honduran people. Legions of social 
fighters have gained experience in that battle. 
Zelaya delivered on his promise to return. He is 
entitled to his position in the government and to 
preside over the elections. New and admirable 
cadres are outstanding in the combative social 
movements; they are capable of leading that 
people through the hazardous journey ahead of the 
peoples of Our America. A Revolution is in the making there.

The current session of the United Nations General 
Assembly can be a historic one depending on its rights and/or wrongs.

The world leaders have presented very interesting 
and complex subjects, which reflect the enormity 
of the tasks facing humanity and the little time available.

Fidel Castro Ruz

September 24, 2009

1:23 PM

hr/iff/leg/lac
Modificado el ( viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009 )



Allí se engendra una Revolución
(Tomado de Cubadebate)

El pasado 16 de julio dije textualmente que el 
golpe de Estado en Honduras "fue concebido y 
organizado por personajes inescrupulosos de la 
extrema derecha, que eran funcionarios de 
confianza de George W. Bush y habían sido promovidos por él."

Cité los nombres de Hugo Llorens, Robert Blau, 
Stephen McFarland y Robert Callahan, embajadores 
yankis en Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala y 
Nicaragua, nombrados por Bush los meses de julio 
y agosto de 2008 y que los cuatro seguían la 
línea de John Negroponte y Otto Reich, de tenebrosa historia.

Señalé la base yanki de Soto Cano como punto de 
apoyo principal del=2 0golpe de Estado y que "la 
idea de una iniciativa de paz a partir de Costa 
Rica fue transmitida al Presidente de ese país 
desde el Departamento de Estado cuando Obama 
estaba en Moscú y declaraba, en una universidad 
rusa, que el único Presidente de Honduras era 
Manuel Zelaya". Añadí que "con la reunión de 
Costa Rica se cuestionaba la autoridad de la ONU, 
la OEA y demás instituciones que comprometieron 
su apoyo al pueblo de Honduras y lo único 
correcto era demandar del Gobierno de Estados 
Unidos el cese de su intervención en Honduras y 
retirar de ese país la Fuerza de Tarea Conjunta."

La respuesta de Estados Unidos, tras el golpe de 
Estado en ese país de Centroamérica, ha sido 
pactar con el Gobierno de Colombia un acuerdo 
para crear siete bases militares, como la de Soto 
Cano, en ese hermano país, que amenazan a 
Venezuela, Brasil y todos los demás pueblos de Suramérica.

En un momento crítico, cuando se discute en una 
reunión cumbre de Jefes de Estado en Naciones 
Unidas la tragedia del cambio climático y la 
crisis económica internacional, los golpistas en 
Honduras amenazan con violar la inmunidad de la 
Embajada de Brasil, donde se encuentra el 
presidente Manuel Zelaya, su familia y un grupo 
de sus seguidores que fueron obligados a protegerse en ese recinto.

Está probado que el gobierno de Brasil no tuvo 
absolutamente nada que ver con la situación que allí se ha creado.

Es por tanto i nadmisible, más aún inconcebible, 
que la Embajada brasileña sea asaltada por el 
gobierno fascista, a no ser que pretenda 
instrumentar su propio suicidio, arrastrando el 
país a una intervención directa de fuerzas 
extranjeras como ocurrió en Haití, lo que 
significaría la intervención de tropas yankis 
bajo la bandera de Naciones Unidas. Honduras no 
es un país lejano y aislado en el Caribe. Una 
intervención de fuerzas extranjeras en Honduras 
desataría un conflicto en Centroamérica y crearía 
un caos político en toda América Latina.

La heroica lucha del pueblo hondureño, después de 
casi 90 días de incesante batallar, ha puesto en 
crisis al gobierno fascista y pro yanki que 
reprime a hombres y mujeres desarmados.

Hemos visto surgir una nueva conciencia en el 
pueblo hondureño. Toda una legión de luchadores 
sociales se ha curtido en esa batalla. Zelaya 
cumplió su promesa de regresar. Tiene derecho a 
que se le restablezca en el Gobierno y presidir 
las elecciones. De los combativos movimientos 
sociales están destacándose nuevos y admirables 
cuadros, capaces de conducir a ese pueblo por los 
difíciles caminos que les espera a los pueblos de 
Nuestra América. Allí se engendra una Revolución.

La Asamblea de Naciones Unidas puede ser 
histórica en dependencia de sus aciertos o errores.

Los líderes mundiales han expuesto temas de gran 
interés y complejidad. Ellos reflejaron la 
magnitud de las tarea s que la humanidad tiene 
por delante y cuán escaso es el tiempo disponible.

Fidel Castro Ruz
Septiembre 24 de 2009



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