Honduras: “Pepe” prepares austerity?

On Feb. 11 the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat, a coalition of grassroots organizations that formed after the June 28 coup in Honduras, issued a communiquĆ© charging that Porfirio (“Pepe”) Lobo Sosa was planning to lay off a large number of public employees and that the National Association of Public Employees of Honduras (ANDEPH) had received threats that its current leadership might be replaced. The Lobo administration was on its way to “intensifying the application of the neoliberal model, which would allow [big business owners] to go on concentrating wealth at the cost of [labor] exploitation, and the theft and destruction of natural resources.” (CommuniquĆ© #47, Feb. 11)

See our last post on Honduras

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Feb. 14