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Honduras Coup - Day 114 - October 19, 2009

  • Honduras Crisis at Day 111
    By : October 19, 2009
    After seven days of talks, the de facto government in Honduras has taken off its mask. By its rejection of the content of the key point of the San Jose Agreement — the element which foresees the reinstatement of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales — it has evidenced that it has been using delaying tactics all along.

  • Hondurans Want Micheletti to Step Down
    By : October 19, 2009
    Most people in Honduras think interim president Roberto Micheletti should resign, according to a poll by COIMER&OP. 60.1 per cent of respondents say the de-facto head of state should step down, while 22.2 per cent disagree.

  • Zelaya Backers Vow More Protests on Acting Government
    By Blake Schmidt - : October 19, 2009
    Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya vowed to step up pressure on the acting government for his restoration after burying a union leader who died from gunshot wounds sustained at a weekend protest.

  • State Department Officials Challenge Administration Policy on Honduras, Signal Moves Towards Recognizing November Elections
    By CEPR - : October 19, 2009
    Although the official policy of the Obama administration is that it will not recognize next month's elections in Honduras if democracy is not restored first, it became clear last week that some State Department officials are undermining this position and signaling that the U.S. could accept the results of the November 29 elections as valid. A Time Magazine article on Friday cited the comments of anonymous U.S. diplomats and an email that signal that officials in the State Department are undermining the official position toward the elections.

  • The Spanish government is opposed to economic sanctions against Honduras
    By : October 19, 2009
    The Spanish government is opposed to economic sanctions against Honduras "Because they end up affecting the most vulnerable," says U.S. Secretary of State for Latin America, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia as he was passing through Lima before travelling to Cuba, the official acknowledged that diplomatic pressure on the de facto regime in Honduras "is not enough to force a change of stance, "but stressed that "these are tools we have in international politics".

  • Elections for what?
    By Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle - : October 19, 2009
    The regime has already unequivocally stated that it will not make the necessary concession to sign an agreement, and just dissolved Congress, which had the power to override it. And I understand their firmness and I don't know why it surprises anyone. Neither the Arias Plan nor any other proposal on the table offers a long-term solution for any of the parties, but the prospect for the coup protagonists–the businessmen, politicians and military officers that promoted it, hatched the plan, and carried it out–are the bleakest.

  • Honduras: Is US moving to back 'state of siege' election?
    By Bill Van Auken - : October 19, 2009
    With talks deadlocked between delegations representing ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the coup regime headed by Roberto Micheletti, the Obama administration may be preparing to drop its demand for Zelaya's return to office.

  • ALBA leaders voice support for ousted Honduran president, oppose U.S. military base in L. America
    By : October 19, 2009
    The seventh Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) summit concluded on Saturday in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with resolute support for ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and opposition to U.S. military bases in Latin America, according to reports from La Paz.

  • Radio Globo Transmitting!
    By : October 19, 2009
    Radio Globo returned to the airwaves in Honduras today with the publication of the rescension of decree PCM-M-016-2009! Its not yet clear whether broadcasts have resumed across the country, or only in Tegucigalpa.

  • PCM-M-016-2009 Rescension Publlished
    By : October 19, 2009
    Today's La Gaceta finally published the rescension of the decree PCM-M-016-2009 that restricted constitutional freedoms. Perhaps not coincidentally, the UN Human Rights commission began a visit that will last until November 7th.

  • Honduras de facto leader lifts ban on media, protests
    By Mica Rosenberg and Gustavo Palencia - : October 19, 2009
    Honduras' de facto government relaxed restrictions on protests and opposition media on Monday as crisis talks dragged into a third week with no agreement on toppled President Manuel Zelaya's return to power.

  • Honduras Resumes Dialogue amid Tension
    By : October 19, 2009
    Representatives of Constitutional President Manuel Zelaya and the de facto government will resume dialogue Monday, amid the tension unleashed in Honduras where negotiations remain deadlocked. 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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