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20-Sep-2023 00:02:27
The President of Honduras, Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, said, “It is impossible to understand the magnitude of the tragedy the majority of the Honduran people suffer and the constant caravans of emigrants that arrive to the United States if we ignore the 13 years of dictatorship supported by the international community, that multiplied the public debt six times and reached the highest poverty rate in the history of Honduras, 74 per cent.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / WHO PANDEMIC PREVENTION
TRT: 02:27
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGES: SPANISH / NATS

DATELINE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President, Honduras:
“It is impossible to understand the magnitude of the tragedy that the majority of the Honduran population suffers and the constant caravans of emigrants that arrive to the United States if we ignore the 13 years of dictatorship supported by the international community, that multiplied the public debt six times and reached the highest povery rate in the history of Honduras, 74 per cent.”
4. Med shot, Honduras delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President, Honduras:
“This Monday, September 18, upon my arrival to New York, after my participation in the G77+China in Havana, Cuba, and, in compliance with the above-mentioned compromise in my plan of governance and acknowledgment with the memorandum of firm understanding with The UN in 2022, I delivered to the Secretary General of the United Nations the official proposal to create an International Commission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras, impartial, autonomous and independent with the capacity for investigation and persecution of cases of high level corruption and financial crimes.”
6. Wide shot, Castro addresses the Assembly
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President, Honduras:
“This is the only way to to purify a State where public institutions, the political pirates and public-private associations, have all been infiltrated by organized crime.”
8. Med shot, Honduras delegation applauds
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The President of Honduras, Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, said, “It is impossible to understand the magnitude of the tragedy the majority of the Honduran people suffer and the constant caravans of emigrants that arrive to the United States if we ignore the 13 years of dictatorship supported by the international community, that multiplied the public debt six times and reached the highest poverty rate in the history of Honduras, 74 per cent.”

Speaking to Member States today (20 Sep) during the High-level week of the General Assembly, Castro said that, this Monday, she had delivered to the Secretary-General the official proposal to create an International Commission Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras.

According to the President, the new organization would be “impartial, autonomous and independent, with the capacity for investigation and persecution of cases of high-level corruption and financial crimes.”

Castro concluded, “This is the only way to clean up a State where public institutions, the political pirates and public-private associations have all been infiltrated by organized crime.”
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