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Honduras Coup - Day 123 - October 28, 2009

  • Interview with Carlos H. Reyes trade union leader
    By Wladek Flakin - : October 28, 2009
    After the coup on June 28, there was a period of very brutal repression because the coup-makers do not enjoy the support of the Honduran population. The thing with my arm happened on July 30. We were marching from the north of the city towards the parliament building. Te demonstration was peaceful, as always, but the police and the army surrounded us and beat us. That day they also shot a teacher.

  • Honduras: pressure grows on Britain and EU to act
    By Louise Nousratpour - : October 28, 2009
    Solidarity campaigners have called on Britain and the European Union to step up pressure to end the military coup in Honduras amid growing concerns of human rights abuse. The call was issued by a coalition of 11 British-based human rights, international development NGOs and solidarity groups working in collaboration with organisations in Honduras.

  • Honduras radio journalists dealt blow to freedom of expression
    Amnesty International Press release - : October 28, 2009
    Amnesty International has denounced an attack on the freedom of the press in Honduras, following the cancellation of three radio programmes by a popular radio stationís managers who cited a controversial presidential decree to justify their action.

  • US urges flexibility in efforts for Honduras deal
    By Juan Zamorano, AP - : October 28, 2009
    A senior U.S. delegation asked Honduras' rival factions Wednesday to be more flexible about ways to resolve the coup-torn country's 4-month-old crisis and urged them to return to the negotiating table.

  • Inside the Brazilian embassy
    By : October 28, 2009
    Soldiers bark like dogs, meow like cats and crow like roosters just as my REM cycle gets going and I'm jolted awake almost nightly. Troops last week blasted us with music from 1:30 a.m. until 7 a.m. The playlist included the grating Spanish ballad "Two-legged Rat," an accordian-laced tirade against an ex-boyfriend made famous by Mexican singer Paquita La del Barrio.

  • What is an anti-election protest?
    By : October 28, 2009
    An article in today's La Tribuna details the plans the National Police and Armed Forces have to deal with possibility anti-electoral protests, based on a joint press conference. (Wonderful to have such accessible security forces...)

  • "Preliminarily" Unblocked Agreement pending "Formalities": Micheletti commission
    By : October 28, 2009
    The commission of the de facto president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, announced this Wednesday that the terms for unblocking the only point that impedes the accord about the political crisis in the country is "preliminarily" agreed and is only pending "formalities".

  • OAS Tries to Revive Talks in Honduras
    By : October 28, 2009
    OAS Political Affairs Secretary Victor Rico arrived in Honduras, in another attempt to revive talks that failed, due to the refusal of the putschists to reinstate President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduras coup ridicules international community, Dominican leaders says
    By : October 28, 2009
    President Leonel Fernandez on Wednesday said the fact that Roberto Micheletti is still in power in Honduras, four months after the coup which deposed Manuel Zelaya, is proof the international organisms have become nonfunctional.

  • Honduras: Growing Political and Organizational Maturity Will Bring Victory
    By : October 28, 2009
    On June 28 the military coup d'etat took place. On that very same day the seeds of the National Front Against the Coup were sown. Since then it is developing politically and organizationally on a daily basis with the people, exhibiting courage and determination in the face of repression and assassinations.

  • Day Three Report of La Voz de los de Abajo Delegation to Honduras
    By : October 28, 2009
    The Honduran congress rests on tall columns to protect it from riots. Before the coup, the indigenous and peasant movements would do mobilizations outside of the congress and spend the night camped out underneath it. Now the army maintains a constant presence preventing anybody from coming near. But the resistance continues to challenge them.

  • Defiance in Honduras
    By Joseph Shansky - : October 28, 2009
    Joseph Shansky reports from Honduras on the inspiring actions of ordinary people fighting the coup regime's repression since it toppled Manuel Zelaya last June.

  • Micheletti's last gambles
    By : October 28, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti has said that there is no more reason to talk until after the elections. The United States is sending a high-level delegation (including Tom Shannon) to Honduras to push for a solution, and obviously Micheletti is betting that they will not put sufficient pressure on him to change his mind. 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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