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Fasting for Honduras

September 2009

The military coup in Honduras is in its 80th day, and the Honduran people continue their peaceful resistance.

In contrast, the police are cracking down on protesters. Public officials not aligned with the coup government are being persecuted. The government repression has led to several casualties, including the death of two young people.

Despite the repression, those seeking democracy in Honduras refuse to be intimidated. Now members of the National Front of Resistance against the Coup D’état in Honduras are calling for a world-wide fast in solidarity with their struggle.

Iris Mencía, a member of the Committee of the World Fasting for Honduras, issued this call: “If you would like to show your solidarity with the … Honduran people, we invite you to participate in the Fasting for Honduras by not having lunch on a specific day or fasting for a full day.”

Organizers are asking participants worldwide to fast for Honduras during the 20-day period starting tomorrow September 15 through October 4, when the coup will reach the 100-day mark.

The fast will occur in the Honduran cities of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba and Santa Barbara. Worldwide, activists in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina,  United States, Canada, Spain, France, Philippines and India are also planning to participate.

If you are interested in being a part of this nonviolent action, please send an email (in English or Spanish) to

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