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Honduras Coup - Day 107 - October 12, 2009

  • Honduran abuses rampant after coup: rights groups
    By Frank Jack Daniel - : October 12, 2009
    Suspicious deaths. Beatings. Random police shootings. Life under the de facto government of Honduras at times feels uncannily like Latin America's dark past of military rule.

  • The Illegitimate Constitution
    By Jorge Majfud - : October 12, 2009
    The dialectical dispute over the legality of the violent process of removal from office and expulsion from the country of the president of Honduras has not reached closure. Months ago we explained our point of view, according to which there was no violation of the constitution on the part of president Zelaya at the moment of calling for a non-binding poll on the question of a constituent assembly.

  • Birds of a Feather: GOP Lawmakers, Colombian Death Squads Fly to Defense of Honduras Coup Regime
    By Emile Schepers - : October 12, 2009
    There is a Spanish saying: "Dios los hace, y ellos se juntan." "God makes 'em, and then they get together." The English equivalent is "birds of a feather flock together." Thus it is not a surprise that the news out of Honduras is that both Republican politicians and right-wing Colombian death squad members have been flocking to Honduras to lend support, rhetorical and practical, to that country's right wing de-facto regime.

  • Honduras - Toni Solo Pt. 2 - The regional context; Nicaragua's economy
    By : October 12, 2009
    Part 2 of Toni Solo (tortillaconsal) interview on the regional context of the Honduras crisis. In this section Toni discusses the lessons learned from CAFTA after he spent an hour with the Nicaraguan Minister for Finance.

  • Ousted Honduran government urges sanctions against coup leaders
    By : October 12, 2009
    The foreign minister of the ousted government of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called on the United States to impose sanctions on the de facto post-coup government in Tegucigalpa.

  • Negotiators eager to reach final solution on Honduras crisis after days of little action
    By : October 12, 2009
    The decision regarding the reinstatement of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya could be postponed until later this week, when the time given by the mandate to conclude dialogue with the de facto government expires, according to one of the negotiators.

  • Indigenous organization COPNIH: After 517 years the resistance continues and deepens
    By : October 12, 2009
    The Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras COPINH, on the occasion of the commemoration of the date that our peoples and territories began to be the subject of genocide, exploitation, extraction and destruction; emits the following statement...

  • New round of crisis settlement talks to be held in Honduras
    By : October 12, 2009
    Talks to settle the ongoing political crisis in Honduras will continue on Tuesday, Honduran media said Monday. The talks will be again mediated by the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • Honduras "importing" Colombian paras as mercenaries?
    By : October 12, 2009
    A group of independent UN experts expressed concern Oct. 9 over the increased use of mercenaries in Honduras since the June coup d'etat. The panel said it received reports that 40 former Colombian paramilitary veterans had been hired to protect properties and individuals in Honduras since the June 28 ouster of President Jose Manuel Zelaya. The panel also heard reports that 120 mercenaries from various Latin American countries had been contracted to support the de facto regime.

  • Clashes as Honduras Talks Go On
    By : October 12, 2009
    Supporters of the Honduran President Manuel Zelaya clashed with riot police outside the hotel where representatives of the ousted leader and the de-facto government were meeting.

  • Hondurans Unwavering, Talks Pause
    By : October 12, 2009
    Honduran people's forces have reached Saturday their 105th consecutive day of anti-coup struggles, amid a state of siege even during the dialogue to solve the current dangerous political crisis in the country.

  • Celeo Alvarez Casildo: The Moment Has Come for a New Constitution in Honduras
    By Selvin Fernández - : October 12, 2009
    "We reiterate our condemnation of the coup d'etat... and call for convening a referendum so that the citizenry can vote on a new Constitution"
    The community leader Celeo Alvarez Casildo says that the struggle of black people in this country, now more than 500 years old, is forgotten by every administration with little assistance to meet its needs.

  • The new new deadline
    By : October 12, 2009
    Throughout the Honduran crisis, Mel Zelaya has periodically issued ultimatums, then ignored them. Nonetheless, it is worth noting the latest ultimatum, which is October 15 (Thursday).

  • Crackdown 'could derail talks
    By AFP - : October 12, 2009
    Supporters of deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya have warned an interim government crackdown on opposition media could derail talks scheduled to resume on Tuesday...

  • Honduran Rallies Still at Streets
    By : October 12, 2009
    The National Front against the Coup d'Etat in Honduras stated that it will continue Monday fighting in the streets to demand the restitution of democracy, despite the suspension of constitutional guarantees.

  • Zelaya supporters blast Honduras media crackdown
    By AFP - : October 12, 2009
    Supporters of deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya have warned an interim government crackdown on opposition media could derail talks scheduled to resume on Tuesday and aimed at resolving the months-old political crisis. 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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