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Honduras Coup - Day 161 - December 05, 2009

  • After Honduras: Obama's Latin American Policy Looks Like Bush's
    By Tim Padgett - : December 05, 2009
    After months of delay, Arturo Valenzuela was finally confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs last month. But for a job with such a long title, he may find it's short on clout these days. Ostensibly, Valenzuela is President Obama's new point man on Latin America; in reality, that job looks to be under the control of Republicans in Congress and conservatives inside Obama's own diplomatic corps. In fact, when it comes to U.S. policy in Latin America — as events this week in Honduras suggest — it's often hard to tell if George W. Bush isn't still President.

  • Micheletti Unilateral Unity Government Redux
    By : December 05, 2009
    With apparent State Department blessing, Roberto Micheletti Bain has once again begun the process of forming a unilateral "unity" government, El Heraldo reports. He has once again requested from his ministers, and his support groups, since that's the only part of civil society he recognizes, lists of names of people to form a unilateral "unity" government, just as he did after the signing of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord. / According to Oscar Matute, Micheletti's Minister of Government, his cabinet already is a "unity" government since it contains people from other political parties. In the previous "unity" government formed by Micheletti, its core consisted of many of his current cabinet members.

  • LatAm parliament suspends Honduran Congress
    By : December 05, 2009
    The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) has suspended the Honduran Congress over the assembly's support for the coup regime in Honduras. / In the course of Parlatino's 25th Ordinary Assembly, member states voted by a solid majority against the Honduran legislature's continued membership in the Latin American Assembly comprising regional Parliaments in order to promote a unified statute for the mostly Hispanic nations.

  • Honduras' Zelaya criticizes countries supporting elections
    By : December 05, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Friday blasted the countries that supported Sunday's general elections in Honduras, saying their approval had "bleached" the coup against him. In a letter to leaders of other American countries, Zelaya also condemned President-elect Porfirio Lobo for giving validity to the coup. 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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