[act-ma] HONDURAS: 9 Months After the Coup -- Voices from the Honduran Resistance

Sergio Reyes sreyes1 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 2 18:57:44 PDT 2010

HONDURAS: 9 Months After the Coup -- Voices from the Honduran Resistance

Dr. Juan Almendares - is a Human Rights Activist and internationally recognized Honduran Medical Doctor A torture survivor himself, Dr. Almendares has been targeted by death squads on several occasions in the past. Dr. Almendares is the former Dean of the Medical School and subsequently Rector of the Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). He received the 2001 Barbara Chester Award for his groundbreaking efforts with prisoners, victims of torture, and the poor and indigenous populations. In 2007 Dr. Almendares was the sole recipient of the Humanitarian Award from Inter-Action in Washington DC.

Dr. Luther Castillo-is a young Garifuna medical doctor and community organizer who directs the Luaga Hatuadi Waduheñu Foundation- ("For the Health of our People" in Garifuna), dedicated to bringing vital health services to isolated indigenous coastal communities. After his 2005 graduation from the Latin American Medical School in Havana, Dr. Castillo returned to the Honduran coast, where he led the Foundation's construction of Honduras' first Garifuna Rural Hospital. Since the military coup on June 28, 2009, the hospital has been closed and subject to many threats and other attacks by the military. 

Monday April 5, 2010- Dr. Luther Castillo Providence Rhode Island 
7:00 p.m. Solomon Center 202 Main Green Brown University
Local Sponsorship: International Socialist Organization and the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation
Tuesday April 6, 2010- Dr. Almendares & Dr. Castillo 
7:30 p.m. Parkinson Hall 107 Hampshire College- Amherst, MA
Local Sponsorship: "Latin American Studies Program"- Hampshire College 

Wednesday April 7, 2010- Dr. Almendares & Dr. Castillo
With Local Honduran Community Leaders 
11:00 a.m. Press Conference 
Piedmont Room 5th Floor, Boston City Hall 
Local Sponsorship: Proyecto Hondureño and Centro Presente
For More Information or to Endorse, Please Contact: Tito Meza  at 617-610-3784

Regional Coordination and Sponsorship by: Proyecto Hondureño


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