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Honduras Coup - Day 131 - November 05, 2009

  • Honduras: A bad movie
    By Lucia Newman - : November 05, 2009
    If what is happening in Honduras were the script of a Hollywood movie, you would probably brush it off as too bizarre to believe: a president whisked out of his bed at dawn at gunpoint by soldiers, put on a plane still wearing his pajamas - and sent to a neighbouring country.

  • Whose cabinet?
    By : November 05, 2009
    While Ricardo Lagos, returned to Chile, has now reiterated that the international community expects the Honduran Congress to act without delay to restore President Zelaya; and the head of Congress has now said that congress is not delaying (despite appearances); and Edmundo Orellana has published a commentary in Tiempo exposing the lack of legal grounds for proposed consultation with anyone other than the Supreme Court; the de facto regime is taking advantage of the imprecision of the Accord to declare itself the arbiter of the makeup of the "unity" government.

  • U.S. policy(ish)
    By : November 05, 2009
    Senator Jim DeMint claims that the Obama administration will recognize the elections even if the Honduran Congress refuses to make a decision before the November 29 election. DeMint is not DeSharpest tool in DeShed, so I would suggest this is not as clear as he claims.

  • Honduran Coupists Delay Tactics Continue
    By : November 05, 2009
    The Honduran National Congress has yet to define when to examine the restitution of Manuel Zelaya as President, stance that popular leaders describe as a delay by local coupists.

  • Zelaya unhappy with deal delays
    By : November 05, 2009
    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has accused the interim government of failing to stick to a deal to end the political crisis.

  • Nicaragua: Zelaya's Reinstatement, a Must
    By : November 05, 2009
    Honduras Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas reiterated Wednesday in Managua, Nicaragua that the reinstatement of Honduras Constitutional President Jose Manuel Zelaya is vital to start the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Agreement.

  • In wake of Honduras agreement, DeMint releases hold on Obama nominees
    By Kevin Bogardus - : November 05, 2009
    DeMint, one of the administration's biggest critics on its handling of the political crisis in the Central American nation, said he released his holds because he received assurances from the administration that the United States will recognize elections to be held later this month in Honduras even if Zelaya is not returned to power.

  • Zelaya says Honduras pact at risk
    By Fiona Ortiz - : November 05, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Thursday that a deal to end a four-month political crisis was at risk of collapse but behind the scenes negotiators worked to form a temporary cabinet to run the country.

  • The U.S. and Colombian Roles in the Honduran Crisis
    By Garry Leech - : November 05, 2009
    There is of course an assumption that the Obama administration and Congress actually want the re-instatement of Zelaya as president. But the administration's actions following the June 28 coup—and the rhetoric of many members of Congress—contradict this assumption.

  • Dr. Luther Castillo -- Voice of the Voiceless in Honduras
    By Willie Thompson - : November 05, 2009
    "Doctor Luther! Doctor Luther, give it to the Honduras oligarchy hard!" Dr. Luther Castillo, who represents the National Resistance Front against the Military Coup in Honduras, brought to San Francisco the echoes of Cuba's former President Fidel Castro on Thursday night at the Centro del Pueblo. He spoke for almost two hours with passion, conviction and a keen understanding of the savage rule of the minority oligarchic coup government in Honduras.

  • US and coupsters pull bait-and-switch on Zelaya?
    By : November 05, 2009
    In a letter sent to the US State Department Nov. 4, ousted President Manuel Zelaya asked the Obama administration why, after pressing for his reinstatement, it now says it will recognize upcoming Honduran elections even if he isn't returned to power first. The letter calls upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "to clarify to the Honduran people if the position condemning the coup d'etat has been changed or modified." The request came after Washington's top envoy to Latin America, Thomas Shannon, told CNN en Espanol that Washington will recognize the Nov. 29 elections even if the Honduran Congress votes against returning Zelaya to power.

  • Uncertainty Surrounds Solution to Honduran Crisis
    By : November 05, 2009
    The verifying commission of the agreement to put an end to the Honduran crisis assured today there is progress in the steps taken, but left in the air whether this progress includes the restitution of president Manuel Zelaya.

  • Deal or no deal in Honduras
    By Mark Weisbrot - : November 05, 2009
    US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, in announcing what she called a historic agreement, said: "I cannot think of another example of a country in Latin America that ... overcame such a crisis through negotiation and dialogue." Hopefully this will turn out to be true. But the ink was barely dry on the accord when leaders of the coup regime indicated that they had no intention of honouring it.

  • Honduras' Verification Commission discards Zelaya's immediate restitution
    By : November 05, 2009
    The Verification Commission of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Agreement, discarded on Wednesday the immediate restitution in power of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, saying that everything will be done "step by step." 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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