|English | Español||July 16, 2018 | Issue #61|
Céleo Alvarez Casildo: The Crisis Won’t Be Resolved on Paper
For a November 2010 Referendum on a New Constitution in Honduras
By el diario Tiempo
Garifuna leader Céleo Alvarez Casildo
D.R. 2009 – el diario Tiempo
Alvarez Casildo said that this is an agreement between the political and economic classes but at its core it doesn’t solve the accumulated crises that harm the Honduran people.
He added that the agreement generates some calm but what must come next are practical steps, for example reform of the Electoral Law so that there can be separate elections for president, congress and mayors.
“There needs to be a referendum in November 2010, that is what we insist on, it doesn’t matter who is president, so that the citizenry can pronounce itself for a new Constitution.”
“That is the source of the national discord, and until it is corrected, we will remain in crisis. A new Constitution of the Republic needs to be written.”
“But the solution is not only found in a new Constitution, but also in a new power relationship where the citizens have better access, support for production, education and quality health care, access to housing, to justice and public safety and a more equitable distribution of wealth.”
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