Communist Party of Honduras

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Communist Party of Honduras
Founded1954
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism-Leninism
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Communist Party of Honduras (in Spanish: Partido Comunista de Honduras) is a communist party in Honduras. PCH was founded on October 10, 1954 by Ramos Dionisio Bejarano[1] and Rigoberto Padilla Rush.[2] It had its roots in the Honduran Revolutionary Democratic Party.

PCH was claimed by the government to be an illegal party. It developed a strong presence in the trade union movement, for example amongst banana plantations. In the mid-1960s, the U.S. State Department estimated the party membership to be approximately 2400.[3]

In 1990, PCH was dissolved, and merged into Patriotic Renovation Party.

The party was reactivated during the celebration of its fifth Congress in 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Ramos+Bejarano,+Dionisio
  2. ^ http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/honduras/padilla.htm
  3. ^ Benjamin, Roger W.; Kautsky, John H.. Communism and Economic Development, in The American Political Science Review, Vol. 62, No. 1. (March 1968), pp. 122.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-17. Retrieved 2011-09-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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