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Honduras Coup - Day 127 - November 01, 2009

  • Honduras: The struggle must be more intense than ever
    By Ricardo Salgado - : November 01, 2009
    Those who claimed several weeks ago that the president would be restored at the beginning of November, though bound by his hands and feet, in order to legitimate the elections, managed to describe the end that we are witnessing now. But let the record show that it is not the end of the coup; this continues in effect, its purposes prevail; the conditions that brought it about continue just as they were on June 28.

  • Despite repression, teachers struggle against coup
    By Heather Cottin - : November 01, 2009
    It is dangerous to be a teacher in Honduras. In an interview with members of the U.S. delegation to Honduras on Oct. 7, Berta Oliva, director of Cofadeh, the Committee of Relatives of Disappeared Detainees in Tegucigalpa, said that the military coup has revived the army’s death squad, Battalion 3-16, the paramilitary group responsible for torture, assassination and disappearances in the 1980s.

  • The Real Winner in Honduras: The United States?
    By Joseph Shansky - : November 01, 2009
    After deliberately failing to use its massive economic and diplomatic influence in the tiny Central American country, the US has reportedly given the international community reason to breathe a sigh of relief in what Hillary Clinton is calling an "historic agreement". According to the US, the Honduran governmental power struggle has been resolved, and an agreement for President Manuel Zelaya to be reinstated has been reached.

  • The imperial mandate arrives in Honduras
    By Atilio A. Boron - : November 01, 2009
    Has the political crisis in Honduras been resolved? Although a window of opportunity has opened, every indicator suggests that there is not a lot of room for optimism. It’s worth recalling what we said here before when the coup d'etat took place: that Micheletti would only remain in power as long as he could count on the support, whether active or passive, of Washington. It took four months for the White House to understand the high cost that a coup regime would exact in the region.

  • Honduran Newspapers Deliver Photos of Resistance Participants to Police
    By Belén Fernández - : November 01, 2009
    As if the ethical nature of the photographic practices of pro-coup Honduran newspapers has not already been sufficiently negated by the use of Photoshop to erase blood from anti-coup victims of military and police repression, evidence of even more incriminating tactics has now emerged. According to a source with intimate knowledge of the goings-on at one of the leading Tegucigalpa dailies – who spoke on condition of anonymity in the interest of personal safety – Honduran papers have also responded to the June 28 coup against President Mel Zelaya by delivering photos of Resistance marchers to the police.

  • US labour secretary, Chilean ex-president named to verification panel
    By Olga R. Rodriguez, AP - : November 01, 2009
    The U.S. secretary of labour and a former Chilean president were named Sunday to a commission tasked with monitoring the creation of a power-sharing government in Honduras, under a U.S.-brokered agreement to end the nation's 4-month-old political crisis.

  • The Secret Pact of Thomas Shannon
    By : November 01, 2009
    The solution of the mess in Honduras is in the hands of Porfirio Lobo and I'll tell you why. Porfirio Lobo, who everyone around here knows as Pepe, is the boss of the National Party and the candidate most likely to become the next president of Honduras. Pepe Lobo has already been to the point of being elected president four years ago, but lost by less than 7,000 votes to the candidate from the Liberal Party, a rich landowner from Olancho named Manuel Zelaya. Lobo always thought that the recount had been fixed, by Zelaya and his men, amongst them a rich businessman named Roberto Micheletti, But Lobo who is also a rich farmer from Olancho, decided to accept the result, keep his patience and good humour and wait for a moment to exact his revenge.

  • Pepe Lobo and the US government stall for time in Honduras
    By Tony Logan - : November 01, 2009
    Pepe Lobo is the guy who previously lost the election to President Manuel Zelaya who is still holed up as prisoner held by the golpistas in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. But the US-made Honduran military coup leaders still have a plan for Pepe Lobo and that is to have him 'elected' this time around in November so that Honduras supposedly 'can move on'. He's the 'front runner' in the election now being boycotted by President Zelaya's supporters. In the strange world of US and Honduran 'democracy' when you lose you can win! Dubya did it in the US so why not Pepe Lobo in Honduras?

  • Zelaya ready to pick up the reins in unity government
    By : November 01, 2009
    Rightful Honduras president Manuel Zelaya predicted on Saturday that he would be at the helm of a national unity government by the end of the week. In an interview broadcast by Radio Globo, Mr Zelaya said: "By Thursday, the government of national unity should be installed - by that day, point five has to be resolved."

  • Verification Commission
    By : November 01, 2009
    The verification commission members have been named. Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile will be one of the international representatives named by the OAS. Hilda Solis, US Secretary of Labor has also been named as the other OAS representative. Earlier reporting had suggested that Colin Powell would be named, but that appears to be an error. The Micheletti representative to the verification commission will be Arturo Corrales, previously of his negotiating commission. Manuel Zelaya has named Jorge Arturo Reina Idiáquez, his UN representative.

  • Informal contacts and the Honduran crisis
    By : November 01, 2009
    RAJ at Honduras Coup 2009 touched on something I had not thought about, but which in fact has been a source of considerable research (at least in political science) in the past decade or so. That is informal politics in Latin America...

  • Zelaya upbeat on Honduras deal
    By : November 01, 2009
    Manuel Zelaya, the ousted Honduran president, has said he is hopeful that his country's political crisis will soon be over. Speaking to Al Jazeera in an interview broadcast on Sunday, Zelaya called for congress to "reverse the coup" that forced him from power.

  • Spain hails Zelaya's conduct during Honduras crisis
    By : November 01, 2009
    Spain's foreign minister Saturday praised Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya for his conduct during the country's political crisis, foreign ministry sources said. 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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