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Honduras Coup - Day 17 - July 14, 2009

  • U.S. continues to train Honduran soldiers
    By James Hodge and Linda Cooper, National Catholic Reporter - : July 14, 2009
    A controversial facility at Ft. Benning, Ga. -- formerly known as the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas -- is still training Honduran officers despite claims by the Obama administration that it cut military ties to Honduras after its president was overthrown June 28, NCR has learned.

  • Evo Morales Accuses US Southern Command for Honduras Coup
    By : July 14, 2009
    Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the U.S. Southern Command of hatching the coup d'etat staged in Honduras against President Manuel Zelaya and asserted that the Empire (US Government) structure is still in force in spite of the arrival to the presidency of Barack Obama

  • The hired gun of Roberto Micheletti: History of the Torturer Joya Améndol
    By Gennaro Carotenuto
    Translation by Adrienne Pine - : July 14, 2009

    The blood of those who lived through the dirty wars of the 80s in Central America will freeze on hearing the news that the special adviser to the de facto Honduran president is named Billy Joya Améndola.

  • Lanny Davis Now Lobbying In Support Of Honduran Coup
    By Zachary Roth - : July 14, 2009
    It seems like just yesterday that Lanny Davis was making the rounds of every news outlet that would have him, talking up Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House -- and/or pushing the Reverend Wright story. ' And now the hardest working conservative Democrat in show business has a new gig: lobbying against the Honduran leader recently deposed in a military coup.

  • Who's behind Lanny Davis' putsch paycheck?
    By Bill Conroy - : July 14, 2009
    Going to bat for an illegal coup used to be the job of shadowy CIA operatives back in the good ol' days of the Cold War. / But that is bygone era. Today's junta-enablers no longer have to work in secret. In fact, illegal usurpers can now shop openly in Washington for a hired gun of their choosing to grease the wheels of Congress and commerce to assure their coup d'état remains a fait accompli. / Enter Lanny Davis — a long-time friend and Yale Law School chum of Hillary Clinton and former White House Counsel to Bill Clinton [as well as a consummate shill for their agendas...

  • Obama vs. Clinton on Honduras?
    By Tom Hayden - : July 14, 2009
    Apparent differences between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are threatening to confuse American policy towards the coup in Honduras. / Secretary Clinton, while formally supporting the Obama/OAS initiative, has questionable links with the coup leaders through two close associates.

  • The CIA's Ghosts of Tegucigalpa
    By Jerry Meldon - : July 14, 2009
    Joya said Zelaya had been following the same "Marxist-Leninist strategy" for tightening his grip on power that Chilean President Salvador Allende had in 1973 when Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled Allende. / At least, Joya is at right about this much: The assault on Honduras's fragile democracy was reminiscent of Pinochet's 1973 putsch. But Joya's justification says more about where he and Micheletti are coming from than it does about Zelaya, whose real offense was to run afoul of the Honduran oligarchs.

  • Who's Behind Honduras Destabilization? All Roads Lead to McCain
    By Nikolas Kozloff - : July 14, 2009
    Behind the recent pressure campaign against the Zelaya regime in Honduras lurks a shadowy world of right wing foundations, lobbying groups, and anti-Chávez figures. This tangled web of Washington, D.C. interests includes the Arcadia Foundation, a mysterious figure named Robert Carmona Borjas, and former State Department official Otto Reich. What do all these organizations and characters have in common? In one way or another, they are all tied back to Senator John McCain (R-AZ). / According to the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Venezuelan lawyer Robert-Carmona Borjas helped to draft some of the infamous anti-constitutional "Carmona decrees" after Hugo Chávez was overthrown in the April 2002 military coup. After Chávez was returned to power, Carmona Borjas fled to the United States where he found his calling as a leading anti-Chávez figure and, more recently, as a fierce critic of the Zelaya regime in Honduras.

  • Isolated and discredited 2 - the US in Latin America
    By Toni Solo - : July 14, 2009
    The Honduran coup makes very clear that six months into the first Obama presidency, the pattern of US government regional destabilization, self-evident under the Bush regime in 2008, continues as viciously as before, though perhaps with more sophisticated deniability. As a candidate the Obama brand sales pitch was that under his presidency the US would reclaim leadership in Latin America.

  • The U.S. is Compromising Democracy in Honduras
    By Shamus Cooke - : July 14, 2009
    Can a solution to the crisis in Honduras — itself the result of a military coup — be "mediated," where on one side sit coup leaders and on the other a democratically elected but ousted President? Does any "middle ground" exist? Of course not. If President Zelaya unconditionally returns to finish his term in office, democracy will be restored; anything short of that will have democracy "compromised" into its opposite.

  • Women in the Honduran Crisis
    By Katherine Ronderos - Central America Women's Network - : July 14, 2009
    Zelaya's 'modest but real new domestic initiatives' (Washington Office on Latin America, 3 July 09) included raising the minimum wage, abolishing fees for primary education, introducing school meals (thus ensuring that poor kids in school got at least one square meal a day), expanding the government's programme of child immunisations, and bringing electricity to more rural and urban homes. While not directly aimed at promoting women's rights, such measures have clearly been good for women. But these advances are all put at risk by the coup.

  • Honduras: This is not an hysterical accusation, it is calling a spade a spade!
    By Franz J. T. Lee - : July 14, 2009
    It's incredible how the "news agencies," backed by mighty corporations, keep distorting the news and thus are "shaping opinion" for that matter.

  • Chávez was Right to encourage Zelaya to Rupture the Status Quo
    By Ayinde - : July 14, 2009
    The article, "Honduras Supreme Court: It Was 'Common Knowledge' That Zelaya Was No Longer President" written by Jules Siegel, is another case of a writer presenting information, but is lost when it comes to evaluating the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. Of course, he is entitled to his opinion, so, like him, I am giving my opinion in response to aspects of his article.

  • US accused of backing Honduras coup
    Agence France-Presse - : July 14, 2009
    Bolivian leader Evo Morales has accused the US military of being behind the coup in Honduras, saying the "imperial structure remains in force", despite President Barack Obama's inauguration.

  • Ousted Honduran leader Zelaya gives rival one week to step down
    By Tim Rogers and Jim Wyss - : July 14, 2009
    Accusing the man serving as interim president of trying to sabotage mediation talks, ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya said he'll give him a week to step down.

  • Two Leftist Activists Slain in Honduras
    Latin American Herald Tribune - : July 14, 2009
    Two activists of Honduras' leftist UD party were slain over the weekend in separate incidents, a party official told Efe. The victims were Roger Bados, 54, and Ramon Garcia, 40. The motives for the killings are still unknown, Renan Valdes said.

  • Honduras: Coup Opponents Announce New Stage of Protests
    By Thelma Mejía; IPS - : July 14, 2009
    The sectors opposed to the regime that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Jun. 28 announced a new stage of resistance, while Costa Rican President Oscar Arias is planning a second round of talks, as peace broker.

  • Honduran Farmers Resist the Coup
    By PL - : July 14, 2009
    Honduran farmers will be in permanent resistance until the end of the de facto regime and the return of institutionality are achieved, General Secretary of the National Rural Workers'' Confederation (CNTC) Agustin Ramos said on Tuesday.

  • Why the Coup in Honduras Won't—and Shouldn't—Succeed
    By Robert E. White - : July 14, 2009
    Honduras has suffered a coup d'état at the hands of congressional leaders and the commanding officers of the armed forces. Provided that the United States stands firmly with its partners in Latin America, this revolt against the constitutional order will certainly fall apart. To fail to restore President Manuel Zelaya to power in Honduras would risk reviving in Central America that dark era when the rights of free speech and assembly were curtailed and civilians could govern only within limits set by military leaders. 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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