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Honduras Coup - Day 18 - July 15, 2009

  • American influence?
    By Rodrigo Acuña - : July 15, 2009
    During the 1980s, with heavy backing from the Reagan administration, Honduras was used as a permanent base for the right-wing Contras against the Nicaraguan Sandinistas. Currently, the country hosts one of the largest US military bases in Central America and receives $US 1.4 million per year in education and exchange programs. / It is precisely because of the nature of the relationship between the United States and Honduras that the role of the Obama administration in recent developments needs to be scrutinized.

  • Protect Democracy, End the Coup in Honduras, an Interview
    By Political Affairs - : July 15, 2009
    What really is at stake is a return to the period when there were episodic military coups in the region which brought into power military regimes which were very repressive towards workers, peasants and poor people, where they were actually murdering thousands of people. We are basically of the view that we cannot return to that period, and that if this coup is allowed to continue that is what is going to happen, that we could really slip back to a period of massive repression in Latin America that we are just not willing to accept.

  • Honduras reimposes curfew amid protest threat
    By Simon Gardner - : July 15, 2009
    Honduras reimposed a curfew on Wednesday after a peasant protest leader close to deposed President Manuel Zelaya vowed nationwide demonstrations to demand his reinstatement after last month's coup.

  • OAS says to keep up pressure on Honduras
    By Tim Gaynor; Reuters - : July 15, 2009
    The Organization of American States said on Wednesday it would keep pressure on coup leaders that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya last month, while supporting dialogue to end the crisis.

  • OAS denies Honduran ousted president's reelection attempt
    Xinhua - : July 15, 2009
    The Organization of American States (OAS) on Tuesday denied Honduran ousted President Manuel Zelaya's attempt to seek reelection with a constitutional reform.

  • Washington and the Coup in Honduras: Here is the Evidence
    By Eva Golinger - - : July 15, 2009
    The US Ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, coordinated the removal from power of President Manuel Zelaya, together with Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon y John Negroponte, who presently works as an advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

  • NAM Leaders Slam Honduras Coup
    By PL - : July 15, 2009
    The 15th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the NAM, underway in this Egyptian Peninsula, demanded that Zelaya be restored to power, from which he was dismissed by soldiers on June 28, and that the country's democratic order be fostered.

  • Latin American journalist group condemns
    Honduras' expulsion of foreign journalists

    By Xinhua - : July 15, 2009
    The Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) on Tuesday condemned Honduras' expulsion of foreign reporters for their critical reports of the coup that forced President Manuel Zelaya into exile.

  • CSM, WSJ Respond on Claim of Plurality for Honduran Coup
    By Robert Naiman - : July 15, 2009
    On Sunday, I wrote a piece here criticizing the Christian Science Monitor, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Reuters for inaccurately reporting a poll result to claim that a plurality of Hondurans supported the coup against President Zelaya. / The Journal and the Monitor have responded to the criticism, explaining what happened but leaving key questions unanswered: if they used the Honduran newspaper La Prensa as a sole source, why did they do that, and will they do anything differently in the future?

  • Gallup Poll: Ousted leader with 46 pct approval
    By AP - : July 15, 2009
    More results from a Gallup survey in Honduras were published Wednesday, showing ousted President Manuel Zelaya remains more popular than his interim replacement Roberto Micheletti.

  • In Deeply Split Honduran Society, a Potentially Combustible Situation
    By Juan Forero; Washington Post - : July 15, 2009
    To many poor Hondurans, deposed president Manuel "Mel" Zelaya was a trailblazing ally who scrapped school tuitions, raised the minimum wage and took on big business. / "He met with us -- the taxi drivers could go to the presidency and talk to him, the poor farmers, the women's groups," said Berta Cáceres, 38, an Indian rights activist who has been organizing pro-Zelaya rallies since his ouster last month. "The people liked him -- liked him because he said things they knew were true but that no other president had said before." / But among the country's small but influential establishment, what Zelaya did and said were cause for alarm...

  • The Honduran Crisis: Making Chums of Chávez and Obama?
    By Tim Padgett - : July 15, 2009

  • Venezuelan govn't rejects links to drug trafficking in Honduras : July 15, 2009
    Venezuelan Minister of the Interior Tarek El Aissami denied on Wednesday any links of his government with an alleged network that sends drugs to Honduras, as "the leaders of the coup d'état" in Honduras "have tried to say" to "justify" the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Ousted Honduran Leader Calls for Insurrection
    By Agence France Presse - : July 15, 2009
    "The Honduran people have the right to insurrection," said Zelaya, speaking Tuesday in the neighboring Central American country of Guatemala.

  • U.S. envoy to Nicaragua denies U.S. support for Honduran coup
    Xinhua - : July 15, 2009 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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