Journalist Gerardo Torres Reports on Growing Honduran Repression
April 09, 2012
Workers, students and activists have held a month-long general strike in Honduras to protest repression by the government of President Porfirio Lobo. Lobo came to power following elections under the regime of Roberto Micheletti, who seized power in a violent military coup against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. In 2010, Honduras became the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, with March being the deadliest month on record. Democracy Now! interviews Gerardo Torres, an independent journalist and a leading member of the National Front of Popular Resistance in Honduras.
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