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Honduras Coup - Day 100 - October 05, 2009

  • This is What the Honduran Coup Looks Like
    By : October 05, 2009
    Rosamaria Valeriano Flores was returning home from a visit to a public health clinic and found herself in a crowd of people dispersing from a demonstration in support of the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya. As she crossed the central square of the Honduran capital, a group of soldiers and police officers pushed her to the ground and beat her with their truncheons.

  • Zelaya demands guarantees for dialogue
    By : October 05, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya asked the de facto government in Honduras to end repression and restore "unrestricted" freedom of expression as signs it is serious about dialogue to end the country's political stalemate. In a statement that was made public Monday in Washington by the Honduran mission before the Organization of American States (OAS), Zelaya said dialogue to solve the Honduran conflict "is only possible and will only be fruitful if it is carried out in an atmosphere of transparency, frankness, tolerance and freedom."

  • Putting the Best Face on a Coup d'Etat
    By Sabrina Shankman - : October 05, 2009
    The interim government, installed after President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a coup in June, has hired the Washington lobbyists Chlopak Leonard Schechter and Associates [1] to sway policy makers' opinions, The Hill reported [2] last week. The nearly $300,000 contract was signed on Sept. 18. The lobbying firm – which has represented the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Georgia and Serbia, among others – is tasked with advancing "the level of communication, awareness and media/policy maker attention about the political situation in Honduras."

  • Micheletti lifts emergency decree; IMF promises aid to Zelaya
    By : October 05, 2009
    Both leaders say they are ready for talks, but their key demands remain unchanged. Micheletti says Zelaya must face the courts and is resisting pressure to restore him to power, while Zelaya insists he be reinstated unconditionally. Once back in the job he is prepared to face the courts, he has admitted.

  • Update 9: Honduras
    By : October 05, 2009
    The advance mission for the upcoming Organization of American States (OAS) delegation of ten foreign ministers and Secretary General José Miguel Insulza arrived in Honduras last week to begin pushing for a dialogue between both de facto President Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya, and preliminary reports show that both parties have expressed a desire to talk.

  • 100 days of Repression and Resistance
    By Tom Loudon - : October 05, 2009
    Today marks 100 days since a military coup was carried out against President Zelaya in Honduras. It also marks 100 days of massive, sustained, nonviolent resistance on the part of the Honduran people who are saying no to this brazen attempt to return to the days of dictators.

  • PCM-M-016-2009 Rescinded
    By : October 05, 2009
    Radio Globo is announcing that the council of Ministers has met and rescinded the controversial decree, PCM-M-016-2009, that restricted constitutional freedoms, authorized the shutdown of Radio Globo and Cholusat Sur, and prohibited groups of 20 or more people from forming in public.

  • Honduran National Resistance Update 10/5
    By : October 05, 2009
    Just another day for Micheletti's thugs: Video from San Pedro Sula – “caveman drag,” shoving a pregnant woman and beating the hell out of her husband.

  • Chasing Honduran presidents: a reporter's perspective
    By Sara Miller Llana - : October 05, 2009
    How do you talk to the 63 people blockaded in the Brazilian embassy? What kind of access is there to Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti?
    The drive between the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa and the Brazilian embassy is only ten minutes. But it might as well take as long as it does to reach another country. After all, both house a man claiming to be president of Honduras.

  • Open Letter from President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales in Relation to the Jewish Community in Honduras
    By Manuel Zelaya - : October 05, 2009
    “I reject all anti-Semitic postures and attacks and I urge all Hondurans do the same” / With respect to some distortions of information, put out by some communications media, referring to my position as President with respect to the Jewish community, I communicate the following: It would be worthwhile to consult the Government Secretaries of my cabinet about the accusations that I have anti-Semitic positions. When the Honduran people elected me President, I received criticism from some anti-Semites, because I named, among other religions, some very talented and qualified Hondurans who practice Judaism, as members of the Government Cabinet.

  • EU, Brazil look to capitalize on influence to help solve Honduras crisis
    By : October 05, 2009
    When diplomats representing the European Union and Brazil meet in Stockholm Tuesday, one of the topics on the agenda will be the on-going crisis in Honduras and how both sides can help promote a political solution.

  • Hondurans seek end to crisis
    By : October 05, 2009
    While Honduras' leaders tussle and argue over who's in charge, the country's people are the ones most suffering. As the video from Al Jazeera English shows, they've suffered from an already weakened economy made worse by the political struggle...

  • Anti-Coup Resistance on Day 100
    By : October 05, 2009
    The peaceful resistance against the military coup in Honduras has reached Monday its 100th consecutive days of protests and its leaders ratified they will continue until achieving restitution of democracy.

  • More GOP lawmakers meet with Micheletti
    By Laura Wides-Munoz, AP - : October 05, 2009
    Three South Florida U.S. Representatives who supported the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya traveled there Monday to meet with the interim government and to pressure the Obama administration to support the Central American country's upcoming elections.

  • Interview: Zelaya puts conditions on Honduras elections
    By : October 05, 2009
    In a telephone interview with the German Press Agency dpa this weekend from his asylum in the Brazilian embassy in the nation's capital, Zelaya said that he would regard as a betrayal any elections that take place under the de-facto dictatorship of Roberto Micheletti.

  • Honduras' Zelaya demands civil liberties be restored
    By Oscar Nunez Olivas and Isabel Sanchez - : October 05, 2009
    Deposed President Manuel Zelaya called on the Honduran regime to restore civil liberties and withdraw soldiers surrounding his Brazilian embassy refuge as a precondition for talks aimed at solving the political crisis.

  • Honduras: UN Officials Sound Alarm
    By United Nations - : October 05, 2009
    The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding the freedom of expression today led a chorus of UN voices expressing concern over the suppression of civil liberties in Honduras following a coup d'état in the Central American country in June.

  • Violations In Honduras Following Coup
    By United Nations - : October 05, 2009
    Strongly condemning the coup d'état in Honduras in June, the Human Rights Council today called for the restoration of democracy and the rule of law in the Central American country and an immediate end to all violations of human rights. reserves the right to publish your email responses in whole or part. If you are responding to a particular article, include the title and link to the article. If you would like your name withheld from publication, state this in your submission and supply a nom de plume

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