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Honduras Coup - Day 121 - October 26, 2009

  • Zelaya confident he'll return to power in Honduras
    By : October 26, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Sunday in an interview that he was confident he would eventually be reinstated, despite the collapse of negotiations with de facto leader Roberto Micheletti. "There's a crisis. How do we get out of it? With an agreement. That agreement... you must have faith, will come. I can't give you details, but the agreement will come," Zelaya told Radio Globo at the Brazilian Embassy where he is holed up.

  • US officials to visit to Honduras to push for deal
    By Deborah Charles - : October 26, 2009
    Senior U.S. officials will travel to Honduras this week to press ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the country's post-coup de facto leaders to break a stalemate in a four-month-old political crisis.

  • 100 Days of Resistance: Al Jazeera's Avi Lewis Reports from Honduras
    By : October 26, 2009
    In Honduras, the conflict between the coup regime and supporters of the ousted president Manuel Zelaya remains at a standstill. Talks broke down last week after the coup regime refused to drop its objection to Zelaya's return to office. Zelaya has accused the regime of trying to drag out negotiations until the presidential elections it plans to hold next month. Zelaya's supporters are boycotting the elections, and the international community has refused to recognize them. The Canadian journalist and Al Jazeera English correspondent Avi Lewis recently traveled to Honduras for a rare look at the grassroots movement against the coup regime.

  • Honduras Resistance on Day 121
    By : October 26, 2009
    The National Front against the Coup d'Etat has reached its 121st consecutive day against the military coup on Monday, demanding restitution of democratic institutionality.

  • Various liberal candidates would not participate in Honduran Elections
    By : October 26, 2009
    Candidates for deputies and mayors of the ruling Liberal Party (PL), who met Saturday with more than 3,000 activists, threatened not to participate in the elections of 29 November, if not restored the deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduras Coup, Act V, Day Seven: Death Toll
    By : October 26, 2009
    So far, at least eleven people have been killed by golpistas or persons acting on their behalf – and this is just since President Zelaya returned to Honduras only to be forced to seek refuge in the Brazilian Embassy.

  • More Hondurans Leaving Their Country To Find Work
    By : October 26, 2009
    The political crisis in the central American nation of Honduras is affecting the entire region. Most international aid to Honduras has been suspended and the country's borders have been intermittently shut since the June coup. Officials who work with migrants in southern Mexico say the turmoil is pushing more and more Hondurans to emigrate.

  • Honduran coup leader's nephew killed
    By : October 26, 2009
    The nephew of Roberto Micheletti, the leader of Honduras's military-backed interim government, has been shot dead in an apparent "execution-style" killing.

  • Agreement in sight: Honduras' Zelaya tells supporters
    By : October 26, 2009
    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya assured his supporters on Sunday that an agreement would soon be reached on settling the country's political crisis.

  • The Plot Thickens: Honduran Coup Regime and Landowning Elites Enlist the Support of Foreign Paramilitaries
    By : October 26, 2009
    Even more evidence has come to light regarding the desperation and disregard for human rights of the Honduran coup regime and its elite backers. On Friday, October 9 a United Nations human rights panel issued a warning concerning the presence of contracted foreign paramilitary forces operating inside the troubled country. According to the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries, an estimated 40 members of the infamous United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) have been hired by wealthy Honduran landowners to defend themselves "from further violence between supporters of the de facto government and those of the deposed President Manuel Zelaya."

  • The World Council of Churches supports OAS work in Honduras
    By : October 26, 2009
    Members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) today visited the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) and expressed to the OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, their support and recognition for the efforts undertaken by the Organization to reestablish the constitutional and democratic order in Honduras. 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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