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Honduras Coup - Day 112 - October 17, 2009

  • Maria Rita Matamoros: "The poor people are putting their lives on the line to save this nation."
    By : October 17, 2009
    Maria Rita Matamoros explains how the police and the army his them and threw tear gas bombs when the march of the Resistance heads to the Guatemalan embassy to stand in solidarity with the 12 members of COPINH seeking political asylum after having received death threats. Matamoros was fired from her job in the Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment for being part of the Resistance and for supporting President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Day 110, October 15, 2009 from Oscar
    By : October 17, 2009
    After 27 years of painful waiting, the national soccer team managed to qualify (by the skin of its teeth, but it did it) for the World Cup in South Africa, 2010. There is much we could say about soccer as the opium of the masses, bread and circuses, the owners of the team being fully incorporated in the coup d'etat or the politicization of a fiesta that belongs to all of us; but it is undeniable that amidst all the crisis, pain and humiliation suffered in these past few months, today Honduras woke up to a brighter sky.

  • Leftist LatAm bloc urges world to reject election being held by Honduras' coup government
    By Paola Flores, CP - : October 17, 2009
    Leaders of a bloc of leftist Latin American governments urged the international community Saturday to reject the presidential election planned by Honduras' interim government next month. / The leaders of the Boliviarian Alternative group also denounced Colombia's plan to give the U.S. military expanded use of bases in that South American nation, calling it a threat to the region's security.

  • Honduran President's Ouster Is ‘Coup D'état'
    By United Nations - : October 17, 2009
    A recent Honduran media report implying that the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) does not consider the ouster of President José Manuel Zelaya as a coup d'état is inaccurate, the world body said today.

  • Zelaya's followers wait for solution to crisis as deadline expires
    By : October 17, 2009
    Supporters of Honduras' ousted president Manuel Zelaya on Friday were waiting for a solution to the country's political crisis outside a hotel where talks between the conflicting sides were held.

  • Talks in Honduras Suspended as Ousted Leader Manuel Zelaya Calls Latest Proposal "Disrespectful"
    By : October 17, 2009
    Ousted President Manuel Zelaya called the most recent proposal from the interim government "disrespectful" and said the talks were now suspended. Forced out of the country in June, Zelaya has insisted that he be returned to office to serve out the remainder of his term. While the government hasn't ruled out his return to office they have said that decision should be made in a vote by legislators.

  • Coup Government Blames United States for Honduran Economic Woes but Continues to Pay US Lobbying Firms
    By Belén Fernández - : October 17, 2009
    Asked in a recent meeting in the press room at the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa about the accuracy of the New York Times claim that the coup government has spent at least $400,000 USD thus far on a "high-profile lobbying campaign" in the US, coup president Roberto Micheletti is reported in La Tribuna as responding that "the calculations have already been made and we know perfectly well how much is being charged," before confirming that the estimated sum sounds fairly accurate.

  • Honduras: Congress v. Supreme Court
    By : October 17, 2009
    Talks broke down in Honduras, and Monday is now the new new new deadline (the first deadline was sometime back in July, I think, but this time they mean it). Over at Honduras Coup 2009 they have the texts of the Zelaya and Micheletti camps.

  • Honduras Crisis Talks Continue Past Deadlines
    By Agence France-Presse - : October 17, 2009
    Earlier deadlines set by Zelaya came and went on Friday as negotiators pressed ahead with deadlocked talks on the key question of whether the deposed leader would be reinstated and how that would be decided.

  • COHEP Says Solition is Political
    By : October 17, 2009
    The President of COHEP, the Honduran Council of Private Businesses, Amilcar Bulnes, said yesterday that the resolution of the crisis in Honduras better be political, because judicial solutions have been exhausted. COHEP will support whatever decision the negotiators arrive at concerning the desititution of Manuel Zelaya. El Tiempo reports that this was his reaction to the Zelaya negotiator's proposal that the resititution of Zelaya be resolved by the National Congress.

  • Honduras Coup Crisis Talks Deadlocked
    By : October 17, 2009
    The negotiated solution to the crisis touched off by the coup in Honduras remain deadlocked since the de-facto regime leaders extended the deadline to find a solution. 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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