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Honduras Coup - Day 187 - December 31, 2009

  • 200 gather to cheer Honduras' ousted president
    By : December 31, 2009
    About 200 people gathered outside the Brazilian Embassy to show support for ousted President Manuel Zelaya inside while they celebrated New Year's Eve with food and music. Supporters of the deposed leader, who has been in the embassy since late September, began arriving at dusk Thursday and were allowed on one of the streets next to the compound...

  • Poet René Novoa attacked by police
    By : December 31, 2009
    Not satisfied with verbal abuse, upon stopping the taxi they proceeded to torture the two people who had been headed downtown to take care of personal errands on the public road. René Novoa comments: "They violently forced us out of the taxi, and attacked us without justification. They beat me on the side with the butts of their rifles. When I wanted to see how my friend was doing, a soldier suddenly dealt me a well-aimed blow in my gut that left me on the ground momentarily unable to breathe."

  • December 11 State Dept. "public" forum notes
    By : December 31, 2009
    I have seen the personal toll this dictatorship is taking on Hondurans, on families, on friends, and it's not an academic issue. People's lives, everything they've worked for, a lifetime (and even generations) of friendships, their homes, savings, belongings, their families, destroyed. And I'm just talking about the wealthy members of the resistance here.

  • Honduras Putsch Opponents Persecuted
    By : December 31, 2009
    The Committee for the defense of the Human Rights (CODEH) denounced that hundreds people are being persecuted for demanding justice and opposing themselves the de facto regime installed after the Putsch.

  • Honduras declares state of emergency amid drought
    By : December 31, 2009
    Honduras declared a state of emergency in the capital Tegucigalpa Wednesday, as the [coup] government reported a severe water shortage because of the "El Nino" climate phenomenon. 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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