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Honduras Coup - Day 150 - November 24, 2009

  • Critics Dismiss Honduran Election -- Even Before First Vote Has Been Cast
    By Fances Robles - : November 24, 2009
    But even as the campaigns officially close Tuesday, critics both in Honduras and abroad are condemning the election and promising legal challenges. The question remains: If Honduras has an election few countries recognize, does it count?

  • Brazil 'Frustrated' With U.S., Policy Advisor Says
    By Iuri Dantas and Adriana Brasileiro - : November 24, 2009
    Brazil is "frustrated and disappointed" with U.S. policies on Honduras, climate change, and the Doha round of trade talks, said Marco Aurelio Garcia, foreign adviser to the presidency. / Garcia said the U.S. position on the Honduran election scheduled for Nov. 29 may hinder dialogue with other countries the region, which have refused to recognize the vote taking place under the acting government that deposed President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduras Coup Regime Declares New State of Emergency Prior to Sunday "Election"
    By Al Giordano - : November 24, 2009
    The Gaceta Oficial, ("Official Gazette") of the Honduras coup regime is now freshly printed and has three new decrees and two orders restricting freedom of the press, the right to bear arms and officially strips Catholic Father Andres Tamayo of his Honduran citizenship, ordering him expelled from the country (the good Padre left for El Salvador last week).

  • Reduced Expectations
    By : November 24, 2009
    Today the Supreme Election Tribunal (TSE) began setting expectations about voter turnout for the election in Honduras. They also began better explaining the discrepancies in the number of voters on the official voting list, versus the population numbers for Honduras.

  • Honduras: Minister seeks 'legitimacy' for coup govt
    By : November 24, 2009
    Honduras' acting foreign minister Dr. Carlos Lopez Contreras has arrived in Rome in a bid to seek greater legitimacy for his government which assumed power in a military coup in June. Contreras was visiting the Italian capital ahead of presidential elections to be held in the Central American country on Sunday.

  • Zelaya slams US election stance
    By : November 24, 2009
    Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has attacked the United States for "weakening efforts to reverse the coup" that overthrew him. / Mr Zelaya told the Radio Globo station on Monday that the November 29 presidential elections were an attempt to legitimise his overthrow and he said that "whoever is elected will be as illegitimate as (Roberto) Micheletti," the leader of the illegal coup.

  • Radio Progreso raid shows how military censor news media
    By : November 24, 2009
    With just six days to go to controversial general elections, Reporters Without Borders is today posting a video of a raid on Radio Progreso, a radio station based in the northern town of El Progreso that was one of the first victims of last June's coup d'Útat.

  • Honduran leader: US weakened anti-coup movement
    By AP - : November 24, 2009
    Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Monday the United States has weakened efforts to reverse the coup that ousted him, while a U.S. envoy says his country has clearly opposed the ouster and will examine upcoming elections closely for fairness.

  • Honduras' sham election
    By Shaun Joseph - : November 24, 2009
    A "peaceful" resolution to the Honduran drama was widely expected after October 30, when U.S. negotiators brokered the Tegucigalpa/San JosÚ Accords between representatives Zelaya and the golpista (coup-maker) government headed by Roberto Micheletti. / But Washington's hands-off behavior in the following week allowed Micheletti to break the agreement by unilaterally announcing the formation of a "unity government," headed by himself, while the golpista-controlled Congress deliberately dithered on the question of restoring Zelaya to office, which was the prime condition of the opposition to the coup regime to recognize the elections.

  • Honduran Tension Increasing after Militarization
    By : November 24, 2009
    The vast deployment of armed forces, policemen, paramilitary bodies, and reservists continue reheating Tuesday the political tension unleashed in Honduras, almost five months of the military coup.

  • Micheletti Confident that US Will Back Vote and that He Will Arrest President Zelaya if He Leaves Embassy
    By : November 24, 2009
    The de facto leader who took power in Honduras after a June coup is confident the United States will recognize a Nov. 29 presidential election and help end the country's international isolation. / Roberto Micheletti, a conservative lawmaker sworn into office hours after soldiers exiled leftist President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, told Reuters that if the United States recognizes the vote, other countries could follow suit.

  • Honduras seeks US support for upcoming vote
    By : November 24, 2009
    "Panama already said it would recognize us. The United States will recognize us. Two countries that are important to us: one close in the region, the other the most powerful country in the world," Micheletti told Reuters on Monday.

  • United States Backs Illegal Elections in Honduras, Betraying Process to Restore Constitutional Order
    By Tom Loudon - : November 24, 2009
    After five months of political chaos in Honduras, repeated attempts to reach a negotiated agreement for restoration of constitutional order have failed due to the defiant recalcitrance of the Roberto Micheletti coup regime and the complicity of the State Department. Given this impasse and the deepening human rights crisis, it is widely recognized that conditions for holding free, fair and transparent elections on November 29, just days from now, do not exist. 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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