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Honduras Coup - Day 119 - October 24, 2009

  • Honduras' Tourism Minister: "Don't Visit My Country!"
    By Tim Rogers - : October 24, 2009
    A vacation in Honduras can conjure up visions of spectacular destinations: the Mayan ruins of Copán, cloud forest after cloud forest filled with exotic flora and fauna, the gorgeous beaches and the dolphin filled waters off the the island of Roatán. But that's not what tourist industry reporters saw when the country's minister of tourism Ricardo Martínez presented a video at a recent convention in neighboring El Salvador.

  • Come Saturday Morning: The Coup Next Door
    By Phoenix Woman - : October 24, 2009
    Why is the Brazilian embassy in Honduras under siege? Because it's sheltering Honduras' rightful president, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, and his family. / This sonic torture, combined with other, subtler assaults like working to jam cell phone communication and the golpistas' efforts to starve out the embassy's residents, has been going on for a month now.

  • Honduras: Talks declared dead
    By Stuart Munckton - : October 24, 2009
    The mass resistance of the poor majority to the coup regime that overthrew elected President Manuel Zelaya on June 28 continues after nearly 120 days. Talks between the coup regime and Zelaya to resolve the crisis, which is costing the Honduran economy millions of dollars, were finally declared dead by Zelaya on October 23.

  • Golpista Tuky Bendaña pays police to beat up members of the Resistance
    By : October 24, 2009
    Since the Resistencia has declared that they will allow no political propaganda anywhere in the city, Tuky is now paying corrupt police officers to beat up and shoot at protesters who go around the city taking down and destroying his cheap and meaningless propaganda.

  • Bad Economy Getting Worse
    By : October 24, 2009
    By its own estimates, the de facto government, by staging a coup, caused a loss of about $6,600 million lempiras in in income from production, in addition to almost all international funding. As it stands, the de facto government has a bond sale every Tuesday.

  • Jeane Kirkpatrick and the current crisis in Honduras
    By : October 24, 2009
    I had an email exchange with Russell Bither-Terry, who for a class was looking for links to two articles by Jeane Kirkpatrick, an ultra conservative foreign policy architect of the Reagan administration. [Note: this is not to implicate Russell in the content of my post! He works on hunger issues and you can read his own blog here]

  • A call to action for international solidarity with Honduran feminists, pt.I
    By Translation by Emily Goldman - : October 24, 2009
    If the people previously may not have known that it had to do with having a new constitution, today they do understand and that is something positive ... There is a greater degree of consciousness that we can dream of dismantling the patriarchal and racist systems of domination ...

  • A call to action for international solidarity with Honduran feminists, pt.II
    By Translation by Emily Goldman - : October 24, 2009
    The coup d'état that took place in Honduras on June 28, 2009 has led to the systemic violation of the Honduran people's human rights, and has most particularly impacted women's dignity and integrity.

  • Rejection of Honduras Vote under Coup Grows
    By : October 24, 2009
    Rejection of holding elections under the de facto regime in Honduras keeps growing among large social sectors, and anti-coup candidates have announced their withdrawal from the process.

  • Day 118, October 23, 2009
    By : October 24, 2009
    Finally, after several weeks of polonged agony, the "Guaymuras" dialogue died. Its end, though it brought us no tears, signals the death of what was probably the last hope for a "civilized" exit to the crisis that the ignorant, mean and fanatical elites who dis-govern us have gotten us into. 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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