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Honduras Coup - Day 208 - January 21, 2010

  • Zelaya will leave Honduras
    By : January 21, 2010
    There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the complex political crisis in Honduras, a nation with three presidents (ousted, interim and elect), after ousted President Manuel Zelaya agreed to travel to the Dominican Republic once President-Elect, Porfirio Lobo, is sworn in on January 27. This complies with the agreement signed in Santo Domingo by Lobo and Dominican President, Leonel Fernandez, which gives Zelaya a safe-conduct to travel as a guest to the island.

  • Zelaya to leave Honduras next week says adviser
    By : January 21, 2010
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will end his four-month refuge in the Brazilian embassy and leave the country next week, when his term would have ended, his closest adviser said on Thursday.

  • BCIE To Resume Loans To Honduras
    By : January 21, 2010
    The Central American Bank of Economic Integration (BCIE in Spanish) announced today that it was renewing operations in Honduras, suspended 7 months ago after the coup. Its Board of Directors adopted an accord aimed at normalizing its operations in Honduras. The BCIE will first restart credit and loans to the private sector, then later on, look at resuming credit and loans to the government of Honduras. The BCIE does not recognize the government of Roberto Micheletti Bain.

  • Message Threatening Honduran Journalist Left on Murder Victim
    By : January 21, 2010
    A message threatening journalist Eduardo Maldonado, whose son was kidnapped earlier this month, was left on the body of a man gunned down in the Honduran capital, the National Police said.

  • Micheletti Says "Adios," But How Many More Tricks Up His Sleeve?
    By : January 21, 2010
    Micheletti says he is voluntarily withdrawing from the public spotlight "because I do not want to be an obstacle to the new government."

  • Micheletti: "This is my last day in the presidency"
    By : January 21, 2010
    The interim president will withdraw from the Government this afternoon, after presiding over the Council of Ministers that will be installed at 2 PM and will assume governmental control.

  • Honduran interim leader leaves presidential palace
    By : January 21, 2010
    Honduran interim President Roberto Micheletti says he will move out of the presidential palace and leave his Cabinet in charge of day-to-day operations six days before the newly elected leader's inauguration. He is not resigning, however.

  • A new president in Honduras-same old Uncle Sam
    By : January 21, 2010
    In the early hours of June 28, Honduran Gen. Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, a graduate at the infamous "School of the Americas" in Fort Benning, Ga., led a group of approximately 100 soldiers to the home of then-President Manuel Zelaya, kidnapped him at gunpoint, and forced the president while still in his pajamas onto a plane bound for Costa Rica. While the world community called for the "immediate and unconditional" return of Zelaya, President Barack Obama mildly criticized the coup, stating he was "deeply concerned" and that "any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference."

  • Grading Obama on Honduran Coup: D
    By : January 21, 2010
    The June 28 coup in Honduras against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya presented a crisis that would color the Obama administration's foreign policy outlook for all of the Americas and would ultimately become one of the administration's most disappointing foreign policy failures of its first year.

  • Honduras Resistance Calls for Marches Against the Coup
    By : January 21, 2010
    The National Front of People's Resistance of Honduras (FNRP) called for two marches on January 27th to reject the swearing in of the next president, conservative Porfirio Lobo. FNRP released a report that points out that the demonstrations will be held in the capital and northern city of San Pedro Sula to reject "the continuation of the dictatorship of the oligarchy." 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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