The recalcitrant Honduran right wing is enraged at the country’s new diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China and the agreements for collaboration reached by President Xiomara Castro de Zelaya to benefit the vast majority.
It is only a matter of listening to their voices and seeing their megaphones, paid for by the disinformation media and out-of-touch representatives with “anti-communist” discourse, to realize it.
And their response is to ferociously attack the government of Democratic Socialism, not only through information warfare but even perpetrating crimes such as the terrorist attacks against the Honduran National Electric Power Company (ENEEH) and producing fatal blackouts that cause terrible damage to the people, as denounced by Minister of Energy Erick Tejada on national television June 13.
The purpose of the attacks and sabotage of the ENEEH is to outrage the population and turn it against the government, create chaos, destabilization, violence, and make it look ineffective in order to justify a possible coup.
This is nothing new. In Venezuela, the right-wing did the same in 2019. It perpetrated terrorist attacks against the electrical power system and produced terrible blackouts throughout the country as a way of destabilizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
But they did well in Venezuela, and we will do well in Honduras. We are going to beat them this time as we have beaten them before. They will not be able to stand against the people.
Our call to the Honduran people, then, is not to fall into the trap of the right and the powerful groups composed of the same coup leaders as always. Therefore, do not allow yourself to be manipulated by the failed strategies of the right, which does not want and has never wanted the good of the majority.
An example is that in Honduras since President Xiomara took office, more than a million poor Hondurans do not pay for energy. But of course, the megaphones on the right don’t talk about that.
For this and for all the important actions that our government is taking and that the right-wing media hide, we must support it. President Xiomara Castro is doing everything possible to solve the problems inherited from the drug dictatorship, even though it is a great challenge. She works tirelessly to make sure the community gets justice.
The coup plotters shall not pass!
The writer is coordinator of Partido Libre D19 USA-Canada.
Translated by Melinda Butterfield
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