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Honduras Coup - Day 173 - December 17, 2009

  • Gunmen kill son of Honduran army spokesman, driver amid political tensions
    By : December 17, 2009
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed the son of a Honduran military spokesman and the driver of the taxi in which he was travelling on Thursday. / It was unclear if the shooting of Edwin Canaca Mejia was related to his father's work as a well-known face on an army-sponsored television program. Honduras has high levels of violent street crime, and no motive was identified in Thursday's killings.

  • Honduras' Human Rights Crisis
    By : December 17, 2009
    The military-backed, de facto government of Honduras had hoped that the November 29 presidential election would quell a political standoff that had lasted for more than five months. But, just over two weeks later, it doesn't seem to have worked out that way. The vote itself was marred by fraud and deception, and many countries in the world have refused to recognize its legitimacy.

  • Honduras: Two Detained and Fear of Evictions by Coup Security Forces in Land Recuperations in Colon
    By : December 17, 2009
    Two active members of the Aguan Farmworkers Unification Movement (MUCA) were detained at approximately 11am yesterday, December 16th when they left a land recuperation in the department of Colon, in northeastern Honduras.

  • The Triumph of Abstentionism in Honduras
    By Walter Tróchez - : December 17, 2009
    I don't honestly know how many members of the Honduran resistance movement have died as a result of state sponsored violence since June 28th, several dozen at least. A few are particularly upsetting to me. There was young Isis shot at the airport, only 19, with his family looking on. There was Osiris, a woman my age with four children, who suffered respiratory collapse from excessive use of tear gas. There was Wendy, a young energetic law student, a classmate of my husband's, tear gas again.

  • Honduras: a few deft murders
    By : December 17, 2009
    As I mentioned earlier today, Matt Yglesias not only made a fool of himself mistaking Ecuador for Honduras (as Bina noted in her comment, other than both being banana exporters, they don't have a lot in common beyond a national language) the guy has forced me to consider exactly what is meant by his Wikipedia entry when it refers to him as a "prominent voice in the liberal blogosphere". 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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