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Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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So you Americans who really want to help the poor have to change your own government first. You Americans who want to see an end to hunger and poverty have to take a stand. You have to fight just like we’re fighting—even harder. You have to be ready to be jailed, to be abused, to be repressed. And you have to have the character, the courage, the morale, and the spirit to confront whatever comes your way.
– Elvia Alvarado
from Don’t Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart
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John Donaghy

posted August 10, 2007 at 1:20 pm


I am a lay missionary with the diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, in southwestern Honduras. It is great to see these quotes since there are many people here working for social change, including the local Catholic bishop who is deeply involved in efforts for a new mining law. The effort here needs international support. But the people persist!



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