A group of Hondurans, among businessmen, politicians, workers, students and academics, demonstrated on Sunday against the departure of the Support Mission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih).
The mobilization started from the Guadalupe neighborhood, traveling along the Morazán boulevard until reaching the Maccih facilities, where police officers had deployed.
“We want the Maccih“,” Outside JOH “and” National strike “, shouted about 400 protesters gathered in the capital, according to estimates by journalists.
The mobilization was convened “in unity for the continuity of the Maccih“by various sectors of society, among representatives of the Coalition for the Defense of the Maccih, the Platform for the Defense of Health and Education, the External Debt Social Forum of Honduras, businessmen and political parties, will demonstrate during a protest in Tegucigalpa.
“The root of all the problems of Honduras are corruption and impunity. Corruption does not give health, education, security, or opportunities to the Honduran people,” Pedro Barquero, president of businessmen in the northern part of the country, told APF. country.
The end of the international mission of the OAS against corruption in Honduras which generated outrage in different sectors after four years of work.
“By not renewing the agreement of the Maccih, Honduras becomes an unattractive country for investment and this takes away the possibilities of generating employment for the poorest, “said Ismael Zepeda, financial analyst at Fosdeh.
On the other hand, the former deputy in the Fatima Mena National Congress said that “the people are in the streets and we want the Government to rectify and renew the agreement of the Maccih. There is outrage and we will defend the operability of Ufecic and the Prosecutor’s Office. ”
Suyapa Figueroa, president of the Medical College of Honduras (CMH), said that this Sunday’s march is just the beginning of many that will occur in the coming days.
The functions of the Maccih, which was installed in April 2016 in the Honduran capital, ends this Sunday, four years after the Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández, signed the agreement for the creation of the Mission with the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro.