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Honduras Coup - Day 196 - January 09, 2010

  • Proposed Amnesty Serves to Whitewash Honduran Coup
    By Mark Weisbrot - : January 09, 2010
    Washington, DC - The international community should offer no support for planned amnesty for the perpetrators of the Honduran coup, Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, said today. Noting that both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and coup leaders previously agreed on a deal to resolve the crisis that did not include amnesty for crimes, Weisbrot cautioned that current efforts to grant amnesty to the coup leaders would be merely an attempt to "whitewash the coup."

  • Struggle continues in Honduras
    By : January 09, 2010
    After the contentious elections at the end of last year, state forces prepare to take steps towards resigning from ALBA, enaction of law of amnesty for the crimes against the society during the coup period, acceleration in denationalization and decrease in the wages.

  • Honduras: Rejection to Pardon Oppressors Grows
    By : January 09, 2010
    Leaders of the National Front against the Coup reiterated their rejection to the plan of the National Congress that hopes to approve an amnesty for those people responsible for the coup against President Manuel Zelaya.

  • SLIDESHOW: Inside the World's Newest Police State
    By : January 09, 2010
    It's the worst political and humanitarian crisis to hit Central America since the terrible wars of the 1980s, and it doesn't seem likely to go away any time soon.

  • Massacre in Aguán
    By : January 09, 2010
    According to reports from our contributors in the area, the Armed Forces in conjunction with the National Police is now in assassinating the members of Honduran Peasant Cooperatives Lower Aguan, trying to regain the land that they say the Arab Miguel Facussé Barjum, along with a Colombian named Rene Morales, and a land usurper named Gustavo Canales had leased from the State of Honduras long ago, under a contract that expired many years ago.

  • Honduras is Broke
    By : January 09, 2010
    Eighteen days after Porfirio Lobo Sosa takes office, the country of Honduras will run out of cash and be unable to pay its debts without the help of international aid, says Gabriela Nuñez. The only way the country has survived the last six months is by living off its cash income and paying its debts off that in a prioritized fashion, or rather, not paying some of them. "The most important thing is to comply with the priorities," she said, "even if there are pending payments that remain....its a work from week to week."

  • Guatemala Refuses to Recognize Honduran Govt
    By : January 09, 2010
    Guatemala continues failing to recognize the government elected in Honduras, according to remarks made by vice-president Rafael Espada. Nevertheless, Espada let opened a window of possibility to recognize Lobo's term if Micheletti leaves the post because, in his opinion, if an unconstitutional hand over of power takes place, it will weaken the incoming head of State. 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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