President of Honduras Promotes “Utopian Vision” Based on Violent Land Grabbing at San Francisco Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Spring, Honduras Solidarity Network, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Contact: Porfirio Quintano, Honduran activist, Bay Area, California
Contact: Karolo Aparicio, EcoViva, Bay Area, California
President of Honduras Promotes “Utopian Vision” Based on Violent Land Grabbing
at San Francisco Event
OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2015 – Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez will appear in San Francisco on June 8, 2015. The president will be promoting his anti-democratic vision of “Charter Cities.” These are areas within Honduran territory where Honduran law does not apply, which are instead governed by foreign governments and corporations.
Bay Area residents will turn out to protest this assault on Honduran sovereignty, and the context in which the Charter Cities are being proposed. That is government repression, violence, and impunity, backed by strong US political and financial support.