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Honduras Coup - Day 193 - January 06, 2010

  • U.S. Official Mum as He Wraps Up Visit to Honduras
    By : January 06, 2010
    The U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere on Wednesday concluded a two-day visit to Honduras without making any statement after meeting with ousted President Mel Zelaya, de facto leader Roberto Micheletti and President-elect Porfirio Lobo.

  • Honduras Prosecutor Requests Arrest of Army Chief, EFE Says
    By : January 06, 2010
    A Honduran prosecutor asked the Central American nation’s Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant for the head of the army in connection with the exile of former President Manuel Zelaya, EFE reported. / Federal prosecutor Henry Salgado filed a request seeking arrest warrants for General Romeo Vazquez and five members of his staff, the Spanish news agency said. The six are being investigated for abusing authority and unlawful expatriation, according to the report.

  • Honduras Attorney General Charges Military Over Coup -Official
    By AFP - : January 06, 2010
    The attorney general of Honduras charged the country's top military chiefs Wednesday with "abuse of power" for a coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, a Supreme Court spokesman said.

  • Micheletti says US offers aid if he steps down: reports
    By AFP - : January 06, 2010
    Honduras' de facto leader Roberto Micheletti accused the United States of offering "millions of dollars in aid" to Honduras if he steps down, in a television interview Wednesday cited by print media here.

  • Honduran president-elect backs U.S. in having Micheletti pack his bags
    By : January 06, 2010
    When the Honduran president-elect does his house-cleaning before taking office, what he needs is probably more than just a victory in a constitutional election. Already, Porfirio Lobo Sosa has backed the United States to add momentum to the run-up to his inauguration, which is scheduled for Jan. 27 by the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord.

  • Honduran Coupists Grant Millions to Transnationals
    By : January 06, 2010
    The Honduran de facto regime will give away over $6 million to transnational companies, after adjusting fuel prices, the Patriotic Solidarity Coalition denounced. According to an analysis by the organization, published on Wednesday, the head of the coup regime Roberto Micheletti will allow importing companies, with the December 15 decree, appropriating millions from the sales to consumers.

  • Public Prosecutor Charges Military
    By : January 06, 2010
    La Tribuna reported today that the Public Prosecutor has filed charges against the military high command for forcibly exiling Manuel Zelaya on June 28. The formal charge of "abuse of authority" was filed with the Supreme Court today.

  • Micheletti Will Not Resign
    By : January 06, 2010
    Roberto Micheletti announced this morning that he will not resign by January 15 as Craig Kelly came to request. Despite the lure of a promise of millions of dollars in aid and restoration of his US visa, La. Prensa reports Micheletti declined. He did concede he will not attend Porfirio Lobo Sosa's investiture, and will stay home and watch it on television.

  • More negotiations in Honduras
    By : January 06, 2010
    As Pepe Lobo's inauguration looms (in three weeks) in Honduras, the question of international recognition remains. If the Tegucigalpa-San José Accord is followed, then recognition from most countries will be forthcoming. At this point, Roberto Micheletti has consistently ignored calls (including from the Obama administration) to honor the accord.

  • From Military Coup d'état, to illegitimate government of force
    - Entering the year 2010

    By : January 06, 2010
    This week's kidnapping, disappearance, torture and interrogation of journalist Cesar Omar Silva by a street patrol with military training confirms the existence of a pattern of systematic violations of human rights committed by the same structure that violated the constitutional order on June 28, 2009. / This pattern is the responsibility of the "hard hand" of the coup regime that imposes state violence on a citizenry that resists through popular, non violent insurrection.

  • U.S. presses for truth commission on Honduras crisis
    By : January 06, 2010
    The United States urged Honduras on Tuesday to form a unity government and establish a truth commission to investigate the country's June coup, suggesting that U.S. aid may hinge on these conditions.

  • US envoy returns to coup-hit Honduras
    By : January 06, 2010
    A top US envoy has met with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, as the Central American nation remains in a bitter stalemate six months after military coup. / Craig Kelly who arrived in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa on Tuesday was to discuss a collapsed US-backed crisis deal during his two-day visit, US State Department Spokesman PJ Crowley said in Washington.

  • US Envoy Meets Honduras Politicians Amid Stalemate
    By : January 06, 2010
    A top US envoy met with ousted President Manuel Zelaya here in a bid to resolve the political crisis set off by a coup more than six months ago. Hondurans voted in November for a new president, Porfirio Lobo, to take over at the end of January, but Zelaya remains holed up in the Brazilian embassy under threat of arrest, while de facto leader Roberto Micheletti sits in the presidential palace.

  • Carlos Lara: Amnesty Next Week
    By : January 06, 2010
    Carlos Lara, Secretary of the Honduran Congress, told a local radio station that an amnesty that allows Manuel Zelaya an exit from the Brazilian Embassy would be approved by Congress next week.
    "The majority of the groups of Congressmen are in agreement.....There are, in some cases, differences; we don't think that an amnesty is necessary, but for the well being of the country, for peace and tranquility, we place this in front of whether or not we agree [with amnesty] and will approve it."

  • Urgent! Attack against Garifuna Community Radio in Triunfo de la Cruz
    By : January 06, 2010
    Today, early this morning, the Faluma Bimetu community radio was the victim of an attack carried out by unknown authors who set fire to the room where the community radio was installed. / Faluma Bimetu has been around for more than a decade, during which it has focused on strengthening Garifuna culture, as well as participating in the creation of an early alert system, programs concerning HIV/AIDS, and providing general information that goes beyond the habitual distortion that is normally promoted by mass media. 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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