Honduras Coup - Day 190 - January 03, 2010
- Protection for Honduran Journalist Requested
By insidecostarica.com : January 03, 2010
The Committee of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared in Honduras asked protection for independent journalist Cesar Silva, kidnapped and tortured for 24 hours in an illegal prison.
- Obama's Latin-American honeymoon ending
By Paul Richter - baltimoresun.com : January 03, 2010
Just eight months ago, President Obama was calling Brazilian President Lula Ignacio Da Silva "my man" and suggesting that the South American giant could become a leading U.S. partner in the region. Since then, Brazil has criticized the U.S. approach to the coup in Honduras and warned the United States over plans to expand its military presence in Colombia. U.S. officials, for their part, have complained about Lula's increasing efforts to form economic and political ties with a leading American adversary, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
- In South America, left-wing presidents face military aggression
By W.T. Whitney - axisoflogic.com : January 03, 2010
Two leftist South American presidents are under the gun. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez faces off against Colombia with which his country shares a 1,380 mile border. And domestic conspiracies threaten President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay. Each president is also up against U.S. corporate and military power. "We are preparing to avoid aggression," Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva told El Tiempo. But preservation of "internal public order" requires attention to "guerrillas at the highest level located in Venezuela."
- Correa: Ecuador Not Copycat of Honduras
By prensa-latina.cu : January 03, 2010
President Rafael Correa denounced a Honduras-like conspiracy with US support to try and destabilize Ecuador by misleading the Police and Armed Forces into a coup. In radio and TV addresses, President Correa recalled that since they failed to win the elections, ex President and retired Col. Lucio Gutierrez, and his brother, ex Capt. Gilmar shifted to "misleading the military and police in anti-government plots."
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