As thousands of desperate Hondurans flee north to the United States, in the full glare of the world’s media, a less-noticed caravan marched in solidarity to the nation’s capital of Tegucigalpa.
The activist Catholic priest Ismael “Padre Melo” Moreno and other organizers said the point of the march is to call attention to how the Honduran government has created the ultra-violent conditions that are driving mass exodus in the form of the migrant caravan.
Upon arriving in the capital city, marchers called for a new round of national elections, to be held in April 2019 with U.N. supervision.
The current Honduran presidency, which has been recognized by the Trump administration, was declared illegitimate in 2017 by the Organization of American States.
The OAS has also called for a new election, and allegations of a stolen presidency has produced a massive but so-far ineffective internal protest movement.
Source: Radio Progreso