Communist Party of Honduras
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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 and Rigoberto Padilla Rush. 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.
In 1990, PCH was dissolved, and merged into Patriotic Renovation Party.
The party was reactivated during the celebration of its fifth Congress in 2011.
- Benjamin, Roger W.; Kautsky, John H.. Communism and Economic Development, in The American Political Science Review, Vol. 62, No. 1. (March 1968), pp. 122.
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