Announcement by the Political Committee of the National Front for Popular Resistance on the signing of the Cartagena Accord
by Political Committee of the National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), Tegucigalpa, M.D.C
Unofficial translation by Chuck Kaufman, Alliance for Global Justice from here.
Monday, May 23, 2011. Announcement No. 1
Today in the city of Cartegena de Indias, Colombia was signed the Accord for National Reconciliation and Consolidation of the Democratic System in the Republic of Honduras by Porfirio Lobo Sosa and Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales for the Republic of Honduras and as witnesses/facilitators the presidents of the Republic of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
With respect to these recent events we announce the following:
· We appreciate the process of international mediation developed by the presidents mentioned above because we have always held that the civilized mechanisms of humanity including international diplomacy, conciliation, and healthy tolerance are the proper methods for human coexistence and an exit to the crisis generated by the coup d’état en Honduras.
· With respect to the agenda raised by former President of the Republic of Honduras (2006-2010) and General Coordinator of the National Front for Popular Resistance Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales relevant to the four points set out in the mediation:
a. The return of Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales and the exiled associates
b. The respect for human rights in Honduras.
c. The recognition of the National Front for Popular Resistance as a political and belligerent force.
d. The national constitutional assembly.
The first point mentioned in the agenda will be completely obtained with the return of Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales and exiled associates when they return this Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11am at the Toncontin International Airport.
In the human rights sphere there is no progress because the Lobo regime is not committed to it, neither guaranteeing the application of justice to the violators of human rights, nor the trusteeship of the human rights of the people in resistance. This is a challenge for the National Front for Popular Resistance.
As far as the recognition of the National Front for Popular Resistance as a political and belligerent force, it is progress in the sense that the regime is committed to fulfill the registration of the FNRP by the Supreme Electoral Court in the light of the laws for democratic participation in the electoral political processes of Honduras and so that it can integrate official electoral political organisms in conditions of equality.
On the subject of the constituent assembly that is one of the great objectives of the National Front for Popular Resistance, the right to the consultation for the National Constituent Assembly has been achieved. In this way we affirm that with the strength of sovereign principles and ideas, we triumph over the petty interests of the power groups that have denied us the right to participatory democracy.
It is due to all of that mentioned above that this internationally mediated accord permits us to end the exile, strengthen our process for the refounding of Honduras and go on to recover our homeland, that we are able to make, in the name of all the members of the resistance at the national and international level, a united call for a great mobilization to receive and welcome our leader and General Coordinator of the FNRP Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales this Saturday, May 2011 at 11am a the Toncontin International Airport.
We Resist and We Will Overcome