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Honduras Coup - Day 111 - October 16, 2009

  • Aide: Ousted Honduran leader giving talks 2 days
    By AP - : October 16, 2009
    A spokesman says ousted President Manuel Zelaya will give deadlocked negotiations two more days to resolve the Honduran political crisis.

  • Honduras post-coup crisis talks in trouble
    By Frank Jack Daniel - : October 16, 2009
    Talks to end a post-coup crisis in Honduras ground to a halt on Friday, as de facto leader Roberto Micheletti resisted international pressure to reinstate toppled President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Ousted Honduran leader sets Monday deadline on counteroffer
    By : October 16, 2009
    Representatives of deposed President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that the interim government of coup leader Roberto Micheletti has the weekend to decide whether to accept their proposal to resolve the leadership crisis.

  • Honduras political talks break down
    By AP - : October 16, 2009
    A top aide of ousted President Manuel Zelaya says talks to resolve the Honduran political crisis have collapsed. She said this is because of the intransigence of the coup-installed government.

  • Zelaya rejects proposal to let supreme court decide on his reinstatement
    By : October 16, 2009
    The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, categorically rejected a proposition late on Friday by de facto leader Roberto Micheletti (pictured) to let the supreme court decide on Zelaya's return to power.

  • Zelaya Proposal
    By : October 16, 2009
    To achieve reconciliation and strengthen democracy we ask the National Congress that, to effect the recovery of the integration and conformation of the Powers constituted on 28 June 2009, return the situation of the Executive Power, the Legislative Poer, the Judicial Power, and the Election Court to their state prior to 28 June, because they were formed following the articles 202, 205 paragraphs 9 and 11, and 236 of the constitution of the Republic of Honduras.

  • Micheletti Proposal
    By : October 16, 2009
    Proposal of Micheletti about the recognition of the powers of the state: To achieve national reconciliation and strengthen democracy we recognize the legitimacy of the powers constituted on the 28th of June, 2009: Legislative, Judicial, and the Election Court as having been formed according to articles 202, 205 number 9 and 11, of the constitution of the Republic...

  • Failure and A Public Proposal
    By : October 16, 2009
    The talks broke down today without a resolution. El Tiempo reports that both negotiating teams left the hotel shortly after 4 pm Tegucigalpa time without talking to the gathered reporters, for consultations with Zelaya and Micheletti. There is no indication when, or if, talks will resume at this time, although both sides in their last public comments, indicated that talks would continue.

  • Missing Newspapers
    By : October 16, 2009
    Both the El Heraldo, and La Prensa newspaper websites have been unavailable since mid day yesterday with no explanation. Both of these papers are owned by Jorge Canahuati Larach, and support wholeheartedly the de facto government.

  • Endeavour to persevere
    By : October 16, 2009
    Do State Department officials have to pass a test in English Incomprehension? Robert A. Wood, the United States Department of State Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, asked yesterday about progress in Honduras at a daily press briefing...

  • British TUC calls for tough action on Honduras
    By : October 16, 2009
    The Trades Union Congress (TUC), the national federation of trade unions in Britian representing nearly 7 million workers is callign for tough action from the European Commission to support the Honuran people. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: Since the military coup in Honduras, opponents of the regime have been assaulted, raped and killed...

  • The Honduran coup
    By : October 16, 2009
    What is a coup? I suggest a method for discerning coups, based on the theory that "if it waddles like a duck, flaps like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck." Here are some of the quacks, flaps, and waddles that count as coups...

  • Zelaya Team Says Honduras 'Ungovernable' If No Accord
    By Blake Schmidt and Eric Sabo - : October 16, 2009
    A negotiator for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said the country will be "ungovernable" if there's no agreement to end the political crisis by noon today.

  • Zelaya's deadline for Honduras crisis talks
    By AFP - : October 16, 2009
    Negotiators struggled over the reinstatement of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya Thursday, pushing against a deadline for resolving a four month old political crisis.

  • Honduras: Stop Blocking Human Rights Inquiries
    By : October 16, 2009
    The international community should strongly back the efforts of prosecutors in the human rights unit of the Honduras Attorney General's office to investigate army and police abuses in Honduras and to overturn a decree by the de facto government that severely restricts freedoms of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • World Cup Helps to Explain Latin America: Honduras Results Muddle Negotiations; Argentina's Win Provokes Maradona's Reaction
    By Eric Farnsworth - : October 16, 2009
    Honduras' soccer win in San Salvador on October 14, guaranteeing a World Cup berth for the Catrachos in South Africa in 2010, has potentially muddled negotiations to resolve the political crisis that erupted on June 28. As I noted in this space last week and also in Sports Illustrated, the prospect of a Honduran berth in the World Cup would provide the de facto government with the opportunity to use the result to rally the population around the flag, potentially providing an excuse to remain intransigent in the face of immense international pressure.

  • The state of siege continues
    By Oscar Estrada - : October 16, 2009
    Negotiations toward an agreement that would return ousted President Manuel Zelaya to office Honduras appeared to be at a stalemate as of October 15, the day Zelaya set as a deadline for the current talks.

  • Honduran Congressional Opinion, Part 2
    By : October 16, 2009
    There have been persistent claims that the decisions taken June 28, to illegally remove from office the constitutionally elected President, Jose Manuel Zelaya, and replace him with the head of Congress, were unanimous decisions of the Honduran Congress. From the very first day, these claims have been falsified by statements by Honduran Congressional diputados, starting with the open letter by Edmundo Orellana in which he withdraw from participation in the post-coup Congress.

  • Honduras Resistance on Day 111
    By : October 16, 2009
    The National Front against the Coup d' Etat in Honduras announced a rally for Friday in the capital, after 111th consecutive days of resistance to the June 28 military coup. 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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