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Honduras Coup - Day 120 - October 25, 2009

  • Report from Day 1 of La Voz de los de Abajo Honduras Delegation
    By : October 25, 2009
    Fourteen people from Chicago have arrived in Honduras with the La Voz de los de Abajo human rights delegation. They include four members of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, two members of Southside Together Organizing for Power, two members of Teachers for Social Jsutice, one member of Chicago Otra, a member of Radios Populares, several independent journalists and numerous members of La Voz de los de Abajo.

  • Rejection of Honduras Vote under Coup Grows
    By Marta Sanchez - : October 25, 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.

  • Manuel Zelaya undergoes strange siege inside Brazilian embassy
    By Fabiano Maisonnave - : October 25, 2009
    It was just past 2am when the music blasted us from our sleep. Honduran soldiers had placed high-powered speakers just outside the embassy compound for a night-long, deafening serenade.

  • Unclear On The Concept
    By : October 25, 2009
    It was the Day of the Armed Forces earlier this week. The day celebrates events of October 21, 1956 when the Armed Forces of Honduras overthrew President Julio Lozano Diaz in a military coup. There was a very long article celebrating their role in this on Armed Forces website, but they have since removed it, substituting a shorter piece about the 1956 coup. The relevance? The military alleged that Lozano Diaz was trying to fraudulently prolong his time in office. This coup ushered in a cyle of coups, some bloody, and governments, mostly military, that continued until 1982 when the current constitution was written in a consitutional assembly, ironically with Roberto Micheletti a minor participant. It ended with the coup on June 28.

  • Boycott
    By : October 25, 2009
    There are 2,896 candidates up for election in November in Honduras, at all levels of government from President and Congress to mayors, and aldermen. While two of the presidential candidates, Cesar Ham (UD party) and Carlos H. Reyes (Independent), have said they will not run without a return to democratic order in Honduras, few at other levels of government have made public statements about the elections.

  • Protest in solidarity with people of Honduras
    By : October 25, 2009
    On Oct. 24 the newly formed Hands Off Honduras Coalition, made up of anti-war and Latin America solidarity groups, organized a demonstration at the major intersection of Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue. 70 people protested in opposition to the military coup d'état in Honduras and to the de facto acceptance of the coup by the U.S. government.

  • Zelaya talks of a 'second coup'
    By Charles Scanlon - : October 25, 2009
    The ousted president of Honduras has said the latest proposals from the government that replaced him amount to a second coup d'etat.

  • Golpistas Set Sights on El Libertador Director After One of His Journalists is Kidnapped and Burned with Cigarettes
    By Belén Fernández - : October 25, 2009
    On the morning of October 21, Jhonny Lagos – founder and director of El Libertador, the sole anti-coup newspaper in Honduras' capital city – received a phone call from a military acquaintance sympathetic to the Resistance. The official reported a meeting between coup president Roberto Micheletti and assistant foreign minister Martha Lorena Alvarado in which the two had begun preparations for Lagos' demise and Alvarado – evidently irked by her appearance on the list of golpista Opus Dei members in the paper's October edition – had stipulated that El Libertador be made to pay dearly. 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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