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Honduras Coup - Day 201 - January 14, 2010

  • Micheletti Says Nobel Laureate Arias Needs Psychological Help
    By : January 14, 2010
    Acting Honduran President Roberto Micheletti said Costa Rican President Oscar Arias needs a psychologist to address mood swings after the Nobel laureate refused to attend the Jan. 27 of President-elect Porfirio Lobo, according to statements made to HRN radio today. "I don't understand that man. He seems to be depressed. He needs psychological attention. He should seek a doctor to help him," Micheletti told HRN.

  • Micheletti has no intention of leaving the stage
    By : January 14, 2010
    As we noted in the previous post, Roberto Micheletti has now been given an extra-constitutional lifetime appointment as congress member. This brings with it a shiny gold medal, as well as income, without the strain of actually being elected. What else it brings remains to be seen.

  • Meet Honduras' Newest Senator for Life: Roberto Micheletti
    By : January 14, 2010
    For those who might have thought Roberto Micheletti would quietly go away after the inauguration of Porfirio Lobo on January 27, think again: In the last session of the legislature, the Congress of Tegucigalpa declared senator for life the de facto leader Roberto Micheletti.

  • Micheletti Appointed Congessman For Life
    By : January 14, 2010
    Last night the National Congress appointed Roberto Micheletti Bain a Congressman for life. This was the final act of this golpista Congress before closing it's legislative session. The decree was presented in a special ceremony in Congress last night by Manuel Ivan Fiallos, a Micheletti supporter who was re-elected in November.

  • Honduran officers to stand trial related to coup
    By : January 14, 2010
    Senior Honduran military officers who sent deposed President Manuel Zelaya into exile at gunpoint last year will stand trial for abuse of authority, court sources said on Thursday.

  • Honduras Congress Gives up Debating Amnesty
    By : January 14, 2010
    The Honduran Congress has given up debating a questioned amnesty bill for crimes linked to the military coup last June, due to lack of consensus among the factions. Several legislators confirmed the decision to press Wednesday, and also noted the current legislature has little time left, for it concludes on the 25th.

  • Some Honduras lowlights, past few days
    By : January 14, 2010
    Wednesday: National Congress withdraws from ALBA (Pepe Lobo promises to keep receiving the cheap Petrocaribe oil, though) * Days preceding ALBA withdrawal: thousands protest the impending action on the streets of Tegucigalpa * Congress debates amnesty, wanting it badly to save their own hides * Both the Frente and the ultra-right-wing Unión Cívica Democrática vehemently oppose amnesty, each arguing the other side doesn't deserve it. Zelaya also opposes it. 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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