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Honduras Coup - Day 132 - November 06, 2009

  • Honduras crisis deepens after collapse of deal
    By AFP - : November 06, 2009
    Honduras sunk into further disarray after President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a military-backed coup, said a US-brokered deal to end the nation's four-month crisis had collapsed.

  • Unilateral "Unity Government" Announced; Deal "Dead"
    By Thelma Mejía - : November 06, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that the agreement reached last week to solve the four-month crisis triggered by a coup d'etat was "dead."

  • Micheletti puts a hold on the "government of unity"
    By : November 06, 2009
    In the latest twist in this bizarre story, Telesur reports that Roberto Micheletti has declared a "compás de espera" (waiting period) before installing the "unity" government he is unilaterally putting into place.

  • More from Ian Kelley's Daily Press Briefing
    By : November 06, 2009
    Here is the transcript from the daily press briefing. View the video here:

  • State Department View of the "Unity" government fiasco
    By : November 06, 2009
    As reported by the AP just two hours ago, Ian Kelly, speaking for the US State Department, characterized the unilateral formation of a "unity" government by Roberto Micheletti as a failure. Kelly is quoted as saying "it is urgent that this government be created immediately".

  • Communique from President Manuel Zelaya on Failure of Accord (translation)
    By : November 06, 2009
    Mr. Micheletti's mockery of the Honduran people and the international community by boycotting the Tegucigalpa-San José Accord and allowing the deadline to pass on the organization of the Government of Unity by not convoking the National Congress according to his faculties and signed commitments, manifests an evident lack of will to comply with the letter and spirit of the Accord, and a rejection of the Plan Arias proposal and the resolutions of the OAS and the United Nations. We therefore declare the Accord as failed due to the non-compliance of the de facto regime with the commitment that by this date the Government of National Unity and Reconciliation should have been organized and installed, which by law should be presided over by the President elected by the people, José Manuel Zelaya Rosales...

  • Honduras' Most Prominent Human Rights Expert Calls on Obama Administration to Denounce "Grave Human Rights Violations"
    By : November 06, 2009
    Bertha Oliva, the head of Honduras' most well-known and respected human rights organization, called on the Obama administration to denounce the "grave human right violations" in Honduras.

  • Communiqué No. 33. Message from the National Front of Resistance
    By National Front of Resistance - : November 06, 2009
    During the 131 days of continuous struggle, we have pushed for a peaceful solution to the political crisis in our country as a result of the coup d'état carried out by the Honduran oligarchy. In this period we have supported the efforts promoted by various national and international sectors, putting forward three key demands: (a) the return to constitutional order with the reinstatement of the legitimate president, Manuel Zelaya Rosales; (b) respect for the sovereign right to establish a National Constituent Assembly for the purpose of refounding our nation; and (c) punishment for those who have violated human rights.

  • National Resistance Against the Coup d'Etat Announces Boycott of November 29 Honduras Elections
    By Tamar Sharibi - : November 06, 2009
    Hundreds of people have congregated daily outside the Honduran National Congress to pressure its members (known as 'Diputados,' or Deputies) to finally reinstate President Manuel Zelaya. The new wave of hope came after the US State Department's visit that many interpret as a tactic to guarantee the November 29 elections. While US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed a "breakthrough in negotiations in Honduras," things on the ground still seemed to be at a stalemate as of Thursday afternoon, November 5, the date that, according to the accord signed last week, should have brought – but didn't bring – the end of the coup regime.

  • Deal over Honduran crisis 'dead'
    By : November 06, 2009
    A deal to resolve the political crisis in Honduras is "dead", ousted President Manuel Zelaya has said.

  • Honduras pact collapse puts election at risk
    By Fiona Ortiz - : November 06, 2009
    The collapse of an accord to end a four-month political crisis in Honduras leaves egg on the faces of U.S. and regional diplomats who had engineered the deal and puts the November 29 presidential election in jeopardy.

  • Deal between ousted Honduras President Zelaya and rivals collapses
    By Hannah Strange - : November 06, 2009
    Hondurans faced the threat of further political violence today and the collapse of November elections after a deal between the ousted President and the coup-plotters who exiled him in June collapsed.

  • Restitution of Zelaya Imperative, Rio Group
    By : November 06, 2009
    The Rio Group foreign ministers made recognition of the November elections in Honduras conditional on immediate restitution of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • National Resistance Issues Midnight Deadline: No Zelaya, No Recognition of Electoral Process or Results
    By : November 06, 2009
    Communique #33 from the National Resistance Front against the Coup D'Etat that set midnight (last night) as the deadline for the reinstatement of President Zelaya and, if he is not reinstated, the National Front will not recognize the electoral process or its results.

  • (Dis)Unity Government
    By : November 06, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti Bain has unilaterally formed a "National Unity Government" whose conformation he announced at 11:45 PM Tegucigalpa time. Spain's Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia has called this a flagrant noncompliance with the accord. In their editorial this morning, El Tiempo, called the Accord, "aborted" because it had not passed its first test of installing a government of Unity and Reconciliation.

  • Zelaya to snub unity government if not reinstated
    By AFP - : November 06, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will not support the national unity government, which was due to take office Thursday, unless Congress first reinstates him, an advisor said.

  • Honduran de-facto government resigns - Summary
    By : November 06, 2009
    The Honduran de-facto government of Roberto Micheletti has resigned late Thursday, paving the way for a national unity and reconciliation government. The move was announced in a televised statement by the government following an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers, which said all ministers have resigned from their positions in compliance with an agreement brokered last week.

  • 'They put the noose on Zelaya'
    By : November 06, 2009
    Mr Eyzaguirre suggested it was unlikely that Mr Zelaya would return to power and said that the ousted president's negotiators had effectively "placed a noose around his neck" by accepting the terms of agreement signed under the auspices of the United States.

  • Honduran Accord Solidifies Coup D'Etat Rule
    By Stephen Lendman - : November 06, 2009
    "....a few minutes ago I authorized my negotiating team to sign a final agreement" to let Congress and the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) decide whether or not deposed President Manuel Zelaya may return to office and complete the remaining weeks of his term, expiring on January 27. If he does, will it matter?

  • Zelaya rejects government of national unity in Honduras
    By : November 06, 2009
    The deal - brokered by the United States and by the Organization of American States (OAS) and which was signed last week - called for the creation of a government of national unity and reconciliation by Thursday, and gave the Honduran Congress the final say on whether Zelaya was to be reinstated or not. Zelaya - who was ousted by a coup on June 28 - interpreted that he would himself lead the new government, and that Congress should therefore reinstate him by Thursday.

  • International Members of Verification Commission End First Visit to Honduras
    By : November 06, 2009
    Both Lagos and Solís expressed optimism for the success the Commission achieved in the work it carried out November 3 and 4. In this context, Secretary Solís recalled that "the full implementation of the agreement is the first essential step toward national reconciliation and international support for Honduras. The Agreement foresees that a Government of National Unity will be established November 5, and this is a milestone that must be reached." 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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