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Honduras Coup - Day 118 - October 23, 2009

  • Indigenous Hondurans face persecution and great risk after coup
    By Rick Kearns - : October 23, 2009
    The coup government of Honduras is severely repressing opposition, curtailing constitutional rights, allowing excessive police violence which could be linked to several deaths, beatings and disappearances.

  • Casualties of the 'Bloodless' Coup
    By Jeremy Kryt - : October 23, 2009
    No matter what prominent U.S. apologists say, the military takeover of Honduras was—and is—violent and unjust.
    Many apologists for the thuggish takeover of the elected government in Honduras still claim that what happened last June 28 was a "bloodless" coup. In a Wall Street Journal editorial on October 10, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) went one step further, denying there even is a political crisis here, and referring to the ousting of President Mel Zelaya as a "supposed military 'coup.'"

  • Youth resist, organize in Honduras
    By LeiLani Dowell - : October 23, 2009
    Youth and students are an important sector participating in the struggle against the illegal coup d’etat in Honduras. Video after video of the resistance actions that have taken place since the July 28 coup have shown youth in the streets and facing repression as well.

  • Going Around in Circles
    By : October 23, 2009
    The de facto government of Roberto Micheletti Bain, yet again today, proposed the already rejected idea that if Zelaya steps down, Micheletti will step down, and some third party could take over. Its been suggested, and rejected, multiple times in the negotiations, and even in the months leading up to the negotiations. Vilma Morales, negotiator for Micheletti, made this suggestion during a press conference this morning after Zelaya declared the dialogue closed.

  • Statement from Honduran Embassy
    By : October 23, 2009
    The consular service of Honduras will continue working and supporting our co-citizens, despite the great limitations that exist owing to the inhumane measures that the coup regime in Honduras has taken of suspending the issuing of passports in the United States and in other consulates, nullifying the electronic service of passport issuing and demanding that the coup functionaries bring to Honduras all the equipment and booklets...

  • Zelaya: Current Honduras Talks Used Up
    By : October 23, 2009
    The delegation by Honduran President Manuel Zelaya stated that the dialogue is exhausted, after considering the de facto government lacks of political will for a negotiated solution to the conflict.

  • Negotiator for ousted Honduran president says talks at an end, no agreement reached
    By AP - : October 23, 2009
    The latest round of talks to resolve the dispute over Honduras' June 28 coup has ended in failure, a negotiator for ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya said Friday, adding that further talks were unlikely.

  • Liberals, conservatives, and Honduras
    By : October 23, 2009
    Abraham Lowenthal, a political scientist and long-time observer of U.S.-Latin American relations who is now at the University of Southern California, has a thought-provoking op-ed in the L.A. Times. His argument is that both liberals and conservatives in the United States have made the situation worse in Honduras, and have done so multiple times in the past as well...

  • Porking Honduras
    By Reuters - : October 23, 2009
    Honduras' de facto leaders blasted loud music outside the embassy where Manuel Zelaya is sheltering on Wednesday and refused to buckle under increased pressure from Washington for the ousted president's return.

  • Next: A Popular Referendum for a New Honduras Constitution?
    By Al Giordano - : October 23, 2009
    Reporting throughout Honduras over the past 118 days of resistance to the coup d'etat, we heard the same thing from the people on the ground wherever we went: That whether or not President Manuel Zelaya returns to the post he was elected to serve, that whether or not "elections" happen on November 29, that whether or not the world views them as legitimate, all of that is secondary to the people's primary demand: for a new Constitution and a constituent assembly (“constituente”) of elected representatives from every sector of society to write it democratically.

  • Condemnation of the acts of intimidation against the embassy of Brazil in Honduras
    By : October 23, 2009
    The Permanent Council denounces and strongly condemns the hostile action by the de facto regime against the embassy of Brazil in Tegucigalpa and the harassment of its occupants through deliberate actions that affect them physically and psychologically and violate their human rights.

  • Talks to resolve political crisis in Honduras collapse
    By Rory Carroll - : October 23, 2009
    Talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras have collapsed over the de facto government's refusal to reinstate the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya. / Envoys for the leftist leader declared the negotiations a failure after yesterday's deadline passed with no agreement on returning him to power.

  • Honduras talks dead: Zelaya negotiators
    By AFP - : October 23, 2009
    Negotiators for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said in a midnight statement that 16 days of dialogue with the de facto government had failed and talks were now dead. 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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