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Honduras Coup - Day 209 - January 22, 2010

  • Zelaya opts for temporary residence in Mexico
    By : January 22, 2010
    Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya intends to establish a temporary residence in Mexico, but return to his home country in the future, his close supporter said. "Zelaya plans to live temporarily in Mexico, and return to his homeland in the future," Cesar Ham, leader of the socialist Democratic Unification Party of Honduras told reporters on Friday.

  • H. Rights in Honduras Seriously Violated
    By : January 22, 2010
    A report on the situation in Honduras released on Friday denounces numerous cases of killing, torture, repression and illegal detention committed by the de facto regime since the coup of June 28.

  • Zelaya plans Mexico stay, later return to Honduras
    By : January 22, 2010
    Ousted President Manuel Zelaya will leave the Brazilian Embassy next week and travel to the Dominican Republic before settling in Mexico and planning his eventual return to Honduras, an aide said in an interview published Friday.

  • The Preventive Coup
    From Gun Boat Diplomacy to Smart Power in Honduras

    By : January 22, 2010
    What provoked a dozen families last June to conspire to overthrow Honduran President Manuel (Mel) Zelaya? He did not apparently harbor a secret revolutionary agenda, nor try to impose non-legal changes to bridge the immense gap between the handful of super rich and millions of poor. The oligarchy bogusly accused Zelaya of seeking constitutional changes so he could run again.
    Zelaya had authorized oil explorations and planned to convert the U.S.-controlled Palmerola military base for civilian planes - contrary to the oligarchy's wishes. Zelaya also brought Honduras into ALBA - Venezuela's and Cuba's project to integrate Latin American economies without the U.S. He helped mobilize the region against Washington's "isolate Cuba" policy. His biggest sin, however, was proposing, through a non-binding referendum, a Constitutional convention to consider structural change.

  • Guatemala Could Recognize New Honduran Government
    By : January 22, 2010
    Though there will be no Guatemalan presence to the inauguration of Honduran President elect Porfirio Lobo, the Guatemalan government seems to be willing to recognize it after that step. Foreign Minister Haroldo Rodas confirmed there will be no official Guatemalan presence in Tegucigalpa when Lobo takes office on the 27th.

  • Honduras Resistance Calls for Marches Against the Coup
    By : January 22, 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."

  • Honduras: Juan Orlando Hernandez to be Next President of Congress
    By : January 22, 2010
    With the support of his colleagues and the backing of the newly-elected President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, a leading congressman has been chosen to preside over the legislative branch of Honduras. Juan Orlando Hernandez is entering his fourth term as a member of the unicameral legislature. Like Lobo, Hernandez is a member of the National Party which has the majority bloc in the new Congress to be installed on January 25th. 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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