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Honduras Coup - Day 165 - December 09, 2009

  • Berta Cáceres: "The coup-makers will not be comfortable, we are going to give them a big headache."
    By : December 09, 2009
    The leader of the resistance to the coup d'etat affirmed last Sunday that the people with the most wealth were the ones who lined up to vote. And that very difficult times are coming because "they are legalizing the human rights violations."

  • Honduran Resistance Front: "We are on our feet and in struggle and increasing our organizing efforts to defeat the oligarchy."
    By : December 09, 2009
    We maintain our position of complete non-recognition of the regime that will be installed on the 27th of January, which will be the continuation of the dictatorship that the oligarchy imposed with the coup d'etat on the 28th of June.

  • HONDURAS: Starting to Miss Hillary and Ian? They're Back!
    By : December 09, 2009
    For your reading pleasure and it's all on Honduras. First item is Clinton during a press availability this morning with the foreign minister of Ukraine at which she spoke about Honduras. Soundbites from her remarks follow directly. The second item is a video of Clinton making the remarks. The third item is the excerpt on Honduras from today's daily briefing with Ian Kelly in which one of the reporters asked Kelly to clarify something that Clinton said earlier in the press availability.

  • President Zelaya Heading for Mexico?
    By : December 09, 2009
    El Tiempo confirms reports from other media, including Telesur, that President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales is leaving Honduras and will be welcomed in Mexico. / Reuters has a report saying the same, from 22 minutes ago, citing "a politician close to Zelaya", saying He is going to leave the country today for abroad. He is leaving of his own will. Telesur and Tiempo identify their source as Enrique Flores Lanza.

  • Masked Anti-Riot Police Outside Brazilian Embassy
    By : December 09, 2009
    Radio Globo reports that there are large numbers of masked anti-riot police being staged outside the Brazilian Embassy. They've been unable to get a comment from the police spokesperson, so far.

  • Homework for Lobo Sosa
    By : December 09, 2009
    Porifirio Lobo Sosa returned from San Jose, Costa Rica, yesterday after meeting with Presidents Oscar Arias of Costa Rica, and Ricardo Martinelli of Panama, and immediately cancelled his planned trip to the Dominican Republic to lobby its president, Leonel Fernandez, for support. / He came back with homework, assigned by Arias, Martinelli, and Clinton, homework which will help make it more palatable for these three politicians to recognize him as president of Honduras in January, though they claim to speak for all international governments. The three of them made it clear to Lobo Sosa that he needed to accomplish all his homework for the international community to recognize him, but in return, they agreed to lobby for him.

  • Clinton says Lobo trying to reconcile Hondurans
    By David Alexander - : December 09, 2009
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday Honduran President-elect Porfirio Lobo was working to achieve national reconciliation as required by an accord to restore democracy to his country after a coup last June.

  • Arias, Clinton, Martinelli lobbying for Lobo Sosa
    By : December 09, 2009
    Oscar Arias confirmed yesterday that he got a phone call from Hillary Clinton concerning the need to get Porfirio Lobo Sosa recognized, and that he, in collaboration with Ricardo Martinelli, would be using technology to gather support for Lobo Sosa. / After a two hour meeting yesterday, Arias and Martinelli told Lobo Sosa they would do whatever is necessary to get the international community to recognize Lobo Sosa as president on January 27, 2010.

  • Martinelli Cancelled Lobo's Dominican Trip
    By : December 09, 2009
    Porfirio Lobo Sosa had planned on meeting with the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, on Thursday this week, but abruptly announced the cancellation of that trip yesterday. Lobo Sosa told Honduran media today that Ricardo Martinelli, president of Panama, told him the trip was cancelled. "Martinelli made the decision in light of not having implemented all of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord."

  • Arturo Valenzuela To Visit Mercosur Countries
    By : December 09, 2009
    The State Department announced today that Arturo Valenzuela would visit the 4 Mercosur countries, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay next week. During the visit he will "discuss bilateral and multilateral themes of mutual interest," according to the State Department spokesperson Charles Luoma-Overstreet. / While there's no official announcement yet on the State Department website, its not a stretch to think that this visit will center on trying to persuade these countries to come around to the US point of view of Honduras, as one of its goals.

  • Mercosur presidents strongly reject Honduras November elections
    By : December 09, 2009
    Mercosur presidents expressed their most "energetic condemnation" of the Honduran coup and "total and full rejection" of the November 29th elections which represent a strong blow to "the democratic values of Latinamerica and the Caribbean".

  • European platforms urge the EU to not recognise the elections in Honduras
    By : December 09, 2009
    Last night, the European civil society platforms APRODEV, CIFCA, FIDH and Grupo SUR sent an urgent message to the European Commission and to the Council of the EU in response to the Declaration by the Swedish Presidency on December 1 concerning the situation in Honduras after the elections on November 29, and in view of the upcoming meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) on December 8. / The platforms highlighted that the minimum conditions were not in place to carry out free, fair and transparent democratic elections on November 29 in Honduras. The elections were held under a de facto regime installed through a coup d'état on June 28, 2009, in a context plagued by serious and systematic human rights violations documented by international human rights organisations and institutions.

  • Honduran President - Elect Lobo Wants Coup Amnesty
    By Reuters - : December 09, 2009
    "I believe there should be (an amnesty) for all those involved in June 28," Lobo told reporters in San Jose after meeting with the presidents of Costa Rica and Panama, both of whom have recognized his victory in last month's election. "There must an amnesty for all," Lobo said. An amnesty could end the five-month crisis and allow Zelaya to leave the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where he has taken refuge since slipping back into Honduras in September.

  • Porfirio Lobo Wants Amnesty for All Involved in Coup
    By : December 09, 2009
    If Porfirio Lobo does nothing more than pull off a blanket amnesty, the golpista-thugs will make sure that Honduran history books showcase him as a modern-day hero. 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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