Honduras Coup - Day 12 - July 09, 2009
- Tehran and Tegucigalpa: A tale of two capitals
By Barry Grey - wsws.org : July 09, 2009
There can be no dispute that Honduras has undergone a coup. But the event is barely reported by the US press and broadcast media. Neither are the arrests and deportations of ministers of Zelaya’s government, the closures of local media outlets sympathetic to the ousted president, the arrests of foreign journalists and shutdown of US-based outlets such as CNN, and the imposition of a de facto state of siege, including a dusk-to-dawn curfew and the mobilization of thousands of Honduran troops in every major city.
- Honduras' Coup Regime: Poster Child for Trade Sanctions
Cuban News Agency - cubaweb.cu : July 09, 2009
Counterrevolutionaries of Cuban origin Otto Reich, who was undersecretary of State under the George W. Bush administration, and Carlos Alberto Montaner, cooperated as advisors in the coup staged against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
- Honduran newspaper photoshops blood from crackdown victim
By CubaDebate - france24.com : July 09, 2009
Left, photo published in La Prensa, right, original photo.
These photos seem to prove that a pro-coup newspaper digitally removed bloodstains from the image of a protester shot dead by soldiers.
- Nothing Came Out of Today's "Negotiation" Meeting in Costa Rica
By Eva Golinger - chavezcode.com : July 09, 2009
President Zelaya was clear that the only "negotiation" he would engage in regarded how the coup leaders would step down and either leave the country or pay some form of justice. Meanwhile, coup leader and dictator Micheletti was also holding his own, stating he would negotiate all matters except for President Zelaya returning to power.
- Tough Odds in Costa Rica Mediation
By Kristin Bricker - narconews.com : July 09, 2009
A mediation led by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias begins today between Honduras' democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya and coup president Roberto Micheletti. / Arias has a tough job ahead of him, as neither Zelaya nor Micheletti seem optimistic that an agreement can be reached. Zelaya has stated that he will accept nothing less than his return to power, while Micheletti has stated that he would like the mediation to "start from the understanding that Zelaya's return is not open to negotiation."
- In Honduras, One-Sided News of Crisis
By Juan Forero - washingtonpost.com : July 09, 2009
Critics Cite Slanted Local Coverage, Limits on Pro-Zelaya Outlets
- US aid to Honduras cut; racist FM removed
By litho - dailykos.com : July 09, 2009
- Honduran Destablization, Inc.
Otto Reich and the International Republican Institute
By Nikolas Kozloff - counterpunch.org - trinicenter.com : July 09, 2009
When it comes to U.S. machinations and interventionism in Latin America, I'm not naïve: over the past five years, I've written two books about the inner workings of American foreign policy south of the border, as well as dozens and dozens of articles posted on the Internet and on my blog. As a result, when the Obama Administration claimed that it knew that a political firestorm was brewing in Honduras but was surprised when a military coup actually took place this strains my credibility.
- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Discusses Coup,
Costa Rica Talks, U.S. Role and More
By Democracy Now! - trinicenter.com : July 09, 2009
Talks between the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the leaders of last week's military coup begin today in Costa Rica. Shortly before leaving Washington DC for Costa Rica, Zelaya sat down with us for a rare U.S. television interview. He discusses how military coup forces forced him out, the upcoming talks in Costa Rica, his domestic policies in Honduras, the role of the United States and more.
- US suspends military aid to Honduras before talks
By John McPhaul, Reuters - alertnet.org : July 09, 2009
- Honduras first lady leads fight for Zelaya return
By Will Weissert, AP - guardian.co.uk : July 09, 2009
Honduras' first lady has emerged as the public face of the movement to restore President Manuel Zelaya to power, a role she took against her husband's wishes and despite her continuing fears for her safety.
- The Sadsack Soldiers of Honduras
By Tomas Borge - counterpunch.org : July 09, 2009
What is critical about the military coup in Honduras is not the coup itself, but the dangerous precedent for new coups in Latin America and, do not be surprised, in other places in the world. We were talking about the role of the armed forces in our continent...
- The U.S. is Compromising Democracy in Honduras
By Shamus Cooke - workerscompass.org : July 09, 2009
Can a solution to the crisis in Honduras — itself the result of a military coup — be "mediated," where on one side sit coup leaders and on the other a democratically elected but ousted President? Does any "middle ground" exist? Of course not. If President Zelaya unconditionally returns to finish his term in office, democracy will be restored; anything short of that will have democracy "compromised" into its opposite.
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