Tegucigalpa, April 18, 2011.
In a proclamation directed to the Honduran people and the peoples of the world, the Communist Party of Honduras (PCH) announced its organic reactivation. This took place as the culmination of a clandestine celebration of the PartyÂs 5th Congress approving its bylaws and political program.
The document circulated on the internet points out that, ÂOn this 9th and 10th of April, 2011, someplace within the country, we have celebrated the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Honduras (PCH), reactivating its organic structures and approving its bylaws and political program.Â
ÂWe do not return as a pretentious vanguard or as masters of a solution to the national crisis, but as serious critics and direct enemies of the world capitalist system in general and the subservient national capitalist system in particular,Â the communists say.
In their proclamation, the Honduran communists adhere to the Âanti-imperialist, anti-colonial, anti-oligarchic, and anti-clerical spirit of Francisco Morazan.Â They recognize him as among the great liberators Âthat inspire our struggle,Â they emphasize.
ÂWe reiterate our decision to be with the Honduran people in their struggle for refoundation of the country, as also with the struggle of all peoples of the world for their definitive liberation and true independence, their resistance to imperialism and to various modes of exploitation and oppression of humanity.Â
In their program, they reiterate their Âdecision to be with the Honduran people in their struggle for refoundation of the country, as also with the struggle of all peoples of the world for their definitive liberation and true independence, their resistance to imperialism and to various modes of exploitation and oppression of humanity.Â
The document they circulated indicated, ÂThe times have changed, and also Honduran awareness of protest and demands.Â Now the banner is hoisted of a worthy homeland. People are neither afraid nor scared off by anti communist media campaigns. On the contrary, they now show their interest, disposition, and aspiration for a just, socialist system of social-economic production as a response and solution to the degenerate and rotten system of capitalist production that offers humankind only suffering and sorrow.Â
ÂWe encourage all our comrades to keep up their active participation in different organizations struggling with dignity for the good of our people. We especially would urge on those active participants with the National Front for Popular Resistance contributing in all areas to processes of unity. They promote tolerance and reject any attempt or action aimed at manipulation through making unilateral decisions.Â Our main duty is to assure the greatest popular participation in this broad, revolutionary project of the Honduran people,Â they declare.
Finally they say: ÂWe call upon all those whose revolutionary vision takes in the construction of socialism to join our ranks.Â
The Communist Party of Honduras was founded on October 10, 1954 with origins in the Honduran Revolutionary Democratic Party. Never a legal party, it had a strong presence in the labor movement, especially with the banana workers. In 1990, the Communist Party of Honduras dissolved and joined with the Patriotic Renovation Party.