On behalf of the Hands off Venezuela campaign in Sweden we would like to make the following statement. We are firmly against the recent illegal coup d etat in Honduras. We call for the rescue and return of the democratically elected president Zelaya.
We support the statements made from President Chavez and president Moraleas and other regional leaders regarding this matter.
We believe that the reason for the coup d etat is Honduras decision to
join ALBA and move closer towards the position of the other left-wing
governments in the region. This is a threat to USA imperialistic
interest in the region. According to an article by Eva Golinger
the way this coup d etat has been carried through shows many
similarities with the coup d etat in Venezuela 2002. Since president Obama so far has only said that he is “concerned” with the situation in Honduras this imply that the US administration has been deeply involved in this coup d etat. This shows that threat of US imperialism and the oligarchy in Latina America has not gone away.
We must struggle against what have happened in Honduras. We must build links with the people in Honduras who are against the coup. But we need to draw the right conclusion we must not make steps backward under the threat from imperialism. The Venezuelan revolution along with the other revolutionary processes in Latin America must go forward.
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