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Honduras Coup - Day 21 - July 18, 2009

  • Honduras: Anti-Chavez 'free speech' warriors linked to coup
    By Federico Fuentes - : July 18, 2009
    It turns out that the IAPA has found little to condemn in regards to the dictatorship that has installed itself by military force in Honduras. / This regime has closed many media outlets, threatened and detained journalists, suspended constitutional rights, imposed nation-wide curfews and expelled the broadcasting teams of Latin America-wide station Telesur and Venezuelan state TV channel VTV from Honduras at gunpoint.

  • UN Ignores Honduras Coup Leaders
    By Prensa Latina - : July 18, 2009
    The United Nations Security Council tossed aside a letter by Honduras coup leaders in which they requested its intervention after alleged threats and provocation by Venezuela.

  • Zelaya won't accept coup leaders in unity gov-aide
    By Reuters - : July 18, 2009
    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will not accept any leaders of the June 28 coup that ousted him forming part of an eventual unity government, a close adviser said on Saturday in an apparent step back from an earlier comment by Zelaya.

  • Mediator Arias Calls for "Amnesty" for Coup Regime;
    Early Elections and Government of "Reconciliation"

    By Eva Golinger - : July 18, 2009
    Personally, I believe the only issue to be considered is the first one, and it should involve the unconditional, immediate return of President Zelaya to power - that is the only matter at hand here. Also, the OAS resolution on the Honduran coup specifically called for the immediate, UNCONDITIONAL, restitution of President Zelaya to power. What Arias (via Washington) is proposing involves a series of conditions that would render Zelaya absolutely powerless.

  • Ousted Honduras Leader Gives Talks Until Midnight
    By Freddy Cuevas and Filadelfo Aleman, AP - : July 18, 2009
    Zelaya, who was forced into exile in a June 28 military coup, gave negotiators meeting in Costa Rica until midnight to restore him to office, threatening to return to Honduras in secret and attempt to retake power on his own if no agreement is reached. He indicated he would reject any power-sharing agreement, a proposal to be discussed at the talks.

  • Honduras Crisis Required an Examination of Controversial
    U.S. Military Training School

    By Lawrence Gist - : July 18, 2009
    The June 28 coup in Honduras was carried out by the School of the Americas (SOA) graduates Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, the head of the of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Honduran military and by Gen. Luis Prince Suazo, the head of the Air Force. The leadership of SOA graduates in the coup follows a pattern of anti-democratic actions by graduates of the SOA (renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC). The Pentagon claim -- that the institute instills respect for democracy and civilian leadership while teaching combat skills to Latin American soldiers -- has once again been disproved by the actions of the institute's graduates.

  • New era for Latin America or same old?
    By René Guerra Salazar and Roger Hollander - : July 18, 2009
    It is a shame that the media coverage of the military coup d'état in Honduras is degenerating into referencing the usual red herring, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Even ignoring the well-known fact that Chavez has been democratically re-elected and that his government is promoting grassroots democracy throughout Venezuela, recurring to the "authoritarian leftist wave" myth in discussing the context of the Honduran coup is shoddy journalism.

  • Main players in Honduras coup crisis talks
    By Reuters - : July 18, 2009
    The two rivals in Honduras' political crisis -- deposed President Manuel Zelaya and the interim president installed by Honduras' Congress, Roberto Micheletti -- have agreed to a second round of talks in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Saturday, mediated by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias.

  • Mediator proposes path out of Honduras showdown
    By Marianela Jimenez, Associated Press - : July 18, 2009
    The chief negotiator in Honduran crisis talks on Saturday proposed reinstating ousted President Manuel Zelaya at the head of a national reconciliation government, early elections and a general amnesty as a way out of a deadlock over a coup. / Many of the proposals made by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias at U.S.-backed talks have already been rejected by one side or the other...

  • Ortega Slams Honduras Coup Threat
    By : July 18, 2009
    The Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced provocations of Honduran coup organizers to create an armed incident in his country. / We have been informed of plans to dress Honduran troops with uniforms from the Nicaraguan National Army and attack Honduran military facilities to justify a confrontation, he noted.

  • The Closing of the Southern Highway from Tegucigalpa: An Eye Witness Report
    By Jonathan Treat - : July 18, 2009
    On the twentieth day of the military coup here in Honduras–and another night of imposed curfew in which anyone on the streets after 11:30 can be detained and jailed without question–thousands of Hondurans continue in their active, non-violent struggle for a return to democracy. Today marked another day of widespread, peaceful protests and the second day of pro-democracy/pro-Zelaya supporters blocking principal highways in efforts to curtail commerce–hitting the regime where it hurts.

  • Mass resistance to military coup grows
    By Felipe Stuart Couronyer - : July 18, 2009
    Mass resistance to the illegal military coup that overthrew elected Honduran President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya on June 28 is continuing to grow. 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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