Traumatizing an already broken system

I do not believe that there is some sort of mass conspiracy led by Mr. Micheletti or Mr. Lobo to exterminate people who are believed to be a part of the Resistencia. What I do know is that Honduras is a broken country, with dysfunctional institutions everywhere you look, including government, security forces, labor unions, the media, and on and on. The country functions poorly in the best of situations. It should come as no surprise to anyone that it would function extremely poorly under the trauma of an overthrow of a president who had already done much to create chaos, fear, hatred, and mistrust within Honduran society. Personally, I’m amazed at a “relatively” well Honduras has come out of this crisis thus far. The reason that I think it is important to entertain all of the information that’s out there is so that we can have a better understanding of the problems that need to be fixed. If the military and the police are guilty of beatings, murders and rapes (… however many alleged cases there are), then this must be addressed, even if it is one case. I think that bickering about the numbers should not be the central point. I am sure that the government low balls and the Resistencia high balls. I don’t think we’ll ever really know the “truth”. I hope the “Truth Commission” will have capable people who really know what they’re doing.


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