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Honduras Coup - Day 115 - October 20, 2009

  • Zelaya's Delegates Urge OAS to Unblock Talks
    By Thelma Mejía - : October 20, 2009
    The talks in Honduras have stalled over the question of reinstating ousted President Manuel Zelaya, whose delegates have called on the Organisation of American States (OAS) to take steps to keep the negotiations from failing.

  • Update 12: Honduras
    By : October 20, 2009
    Negotiations in Honduras have reached another standstill, as the 6th point of the San José Accord - Zelaya's return to the presidency - remains the major sticking factor. On Monday evening, both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and de facto President Roberto Micheletti said they are open to new proposals and that negotiations have not failed, yet they both have repeatedly rejected any proposal offered by the other side.

  • Where Things Stand
    By : October 20, 2009
    At the moment it seems we're involved in theater of the absurd. We have a proposal from the Micheletti camp to wait for reports from the Congress and Supreme Court before taking up the question of restitution, and we have the response from the Zelaya side that that is unacceptable, and that without concrete proposals, negotiations are dead, though they remain open to concrete proposals.

  • Visit to Embassy
    By : October 20, 2009
    Both El Heraldo and La Tribuna report that Raul Valledares, an advisor to Zelaya, and Arturo Corrales, one of Michiletti's negotiators, arrived at and entered the Brazilian Embassy without speaking to the press. / Update 4;35 PM PDT: Corrales gave statements to the press on leaving. He said he and Zelaya exchanged points of view on how to resolove the situation. He said the meeting, which lasted for a little more than an hour, was at the invitation of Zelaya.

  • Golpistas Hunker Down
    By : October 20, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti ordered his de facto government to cut costs for the remainder of the year by 60 percent. Exceptions include the military, and a few special education and health programs. The de facto government also decided to sell bonds on 400 million lempiras in construction projects. In a press conference, Rafael Pineda Ponce noted that more than 20 million lempiras are being set aside to pay the miltary for their current deployment and to support their role in the upcoming elections, including food, lodging, and transportation for the reservists who will be guarding the election boxes.

  • More Visa Revocations
    By : October 20, 2009
    Six de facto government functionaries and business supporters had their US visa privileges revoked today, reports La Tribuna. Radio Globo reported that the US Embassy would take this action last evening. Only one person has been identified so far, Rene Zepeda, Micheletti's press secretary. Sources close to the US Embassy in Honduras suggested that the revocations could be extended to 200 functionaries and business people linked to the regime.

  • Golpista Cardinal
    By : October 20, 2009
    Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga gave an interview to the Catholic News Service published today. In it he said this might be the last opportunity to make fundamental changes and avoid a course toward Venezuelan-style politics.

  • State Department to Recognize Election? Or Not?
    By : October 20, 2009
    Jim DeMint told The Cable, a publication of Foreign Policy Magazine, that he saw movement in the State Department's position on Honduras and expects them to recognize the November elections. He said that he and Thomas Shannon had nearly reached an agreement for him to withdraw his hold on two State Department appointments.

  • Ousted Zelaya seeks OAS help after Honduras talks stall
    By AFP - : October 20, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called on the Organization of American States for assistance, saying talks with the country's de facto government had "stagnated," negotiators said.

  • Closing of 'Feminists in Resistance' Radio
    By : October 20, 2009
    We have been informed that another example of violations of the right to freedom of opinion and expression continues in Honduras with the closure of further radio stations.

  • Honduras Dialogue at a Crossroads
    By : October 20, 2009
    The dialogue in Honduras to find a peaceful solution to the crisis is at a crossroads, after the indictment of obstructionist maneuvers by the de facto government. Representatives of Constitutional President Manuel Zelaya stated Monday night that talks are relatively stagnant after tense days of proposals and counterproposals.

  • Honduran Crisis Talks on Hold After Zelaya Rejects Proposal
    By Blake Schmidt - : October 20, 2009
    Talks to end Honduras's political stalemate are on hold again after ousted president Manuel Zelaya rejected the acting government's latest proposal as "insulting," negotiator Victor Meza said late yesterday.

  • Statement by the Zelaya Administration
    By : October 20, 2009
    The decision to restore the ex-president Manuel Zelaya Rosales based on the reports of Congress and the Judicial Power that the government committee proposed was rejected last night by the representatives of the removed leader, who declared the "Guaymuras Dialogue" that seeks a solution to the crisis of the country "deadlocked and obstructed". 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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