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We participated in the weekly Friday March of the Torches in the square in San Pedro Sula. We were part of the a group of around 100 people.  We heard from some visitors who live in Tegucigalpa, the capital, that 4000 marched there and this takes place in 6 other cities.   These marches against the corruption and increases in taxes while services have been cut is what precipitated the movement which began last April.   There were torches of all types, banners and chants calling for a change in administration and a commission to investigate these the corruption.   They  march as though they are not afraid yet they know about the many murders and threats that occur daily.  One young woman walking next to me started a conversation in English.  She teaches English and said she is here because she used to be middle class but isn’t any more.

-Darlene Nicgorski

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