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Honduras Coup - Day 103 - October 08, 2009

  • Honduras Redux, reloaded, again, part 2
    By : October 08, 2009
    NY Times starts to catch up with what's been known for some time about the Honduran coup leader's media machinations… a cast of characters out of some of the greatest scandals of the past (like Iran-Contra).

  • Executive Decree Against Media
    By : October 08, 2009
    Monday, Roberto Micheletti Bain made another attempt against the media of Honduras. Here's his executive decree 124-2009, dated Monday October 5, which took effect immediately. This is a quick and dirty translation of the decree, images of which can be found here on Adrienne Pine's blog.

  • De facto Honduran government demands Zelaya disarm his guards
    By : October 08, 2009
    The de facto Honduran government demanded on Thursday that ousted President Manuel Zelaya hand in firearms of his bodyguards.

  • OAS delegation leaves Honduras after pushing both sides into direct talks over coup crisis
    By Ben Fox - : October 08, 2009
    Diplomats pushed the two sides of the Honduran political conflict into direct talks for the first time in nearly three months, but left the country Thursday with no commitment from the coup-installed government to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Interim Honduras head stands firm
    By : October 08, 2009
    The interim leader of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, has resisted calls by regional ministers and diplomats to restore ousted president Manuel Zelaya.

  • Surveillance Camera Footage of Honduras Coup Invasion of Channel 36
    By Al Giordano - : October 08, 2009
    The coup that can't shoot straight has done it again, as journalist Belén Fernández reports today on Narco News: when military and police troops invaded the studios of Channel 36 on September 28, stealing its transmitters, antennas and other equipment, they forgot to remove the surveillance cameras.

  • OAS diplomats leave Honduras empty-handed
    By : October 08, 2009
    The Organization of American States (OAS) has failed to bridge the gap between the ousted Honduran president and the coup government.

  • Slow progress at Honduras talks
    By : October 08, 2009
    A delegation of diplomats from American states has left Honduras with little sign of progress towards resolving the political crisis in the country.

  • Obama's Test: Democracy or Chaos in Latin America
    By Ramzy Baroud - : October 08, 2009
    The possible outcomes of the Honduran crisis are likely to define the coming era for Latin America and the US future role in that hemisphere, and, in fact, beyond it. Indeed, the story is much more elaborate than a daring president holed up in a foreign embassy in his own country. In her second visit to Asia as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton declared on July 21 in Bangkok, "The US is back." The declaration was disconcerting to many Asian countries...

  • Interim Honduran leader resists diplomats' pleas
    By Ben Fox, AP - : October 08, 2009
    Honduras' coup-installed leader is resisting calls by diplomats from across the hemisphere to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya, at one point angrily telling the visitors they "don't know the truth or don't want to know it."

  • Murder of two members of the Honduran resistance condemned
    By : October 08, 2009
    The Honduran resistance and human rights organizations have condemned the murder of teacher Mario Contreras, vice principal of the Abelardo Fortín Institute, and Lenca leader Antonio Leiva, two members of the resistance allegedly killed by hired assassins.

  • Honduras talks struggle with issue of Zelaya return
    By : October 08, 2009
    Envoys for Honduras' de facto leaders and ousted President Manuel Zelaya resumed talks on Thursday to end a post-coup crisis, but were far from agreement on the key issue of returning the leftist to power.

  • Ousted Honduran Minister Says Coup to Cause Economy to Contract
    By Emma Ross-Thomas - : October 08, 2009
    The Honduran economy may shrink more than 4 percent this year as the result of the overthrow of the government, risking worsening poverty in Central America's second-poorest country, ousted Finance Minister Rebeca Patricia Santos Rivera said.

  • New Resistance March in Honduran Capital
    By Redacción - : October 08, 2009
    The National Front against the coup d'Etat convened Thursday a new march in this capital, in defense of constitutional order, after 103 consecutive days of resistance.

  • Honduran media join the fray
    By : October 08, 2009
    As diplomats from across the Americas step up efforts to resolve the standoff between interim leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Honduran media have made it clear who they are rooting for.

  • Zelaya followers sentenced to house arrest for sit-in in Honduras
    By : October 08, 2009
    49 Honduran peasants were sentenced to house arrest for their sit-in protest against the June 28 coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The peasants, who said to protest for 90 days in a public building, were evicted by police from the National Agrarian Agencylast week and sent to jail. 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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