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Honduras Coup - Day 213 - January 26, 2010

  • Valenzuela to Attend Lobo Sosa Inauguration
    By : January 26, 2010
    The US Embassy in Honduras has confirmed that Arturo Valenzuela will arrive in Honduras today to attend Porfirio Lobo Sosa's inauguration tomorrow, La Tribuna reported today. Also attending will be José Fernandez, and Craig Kelly. Fernandez is the State Department's Assitant Secretary for Economics, Energy, and Business Affairs. Hugo Llorens, US Ambassador to Honduras, noted that Fernandez's presence "is an important message about the reestablishment of US-Honduras relations with respect to business, financial, development, and investment."

  • The U.S. and its unruly Latin American 'backyard'
    By Éric Toussaint - : January 26, 2010
    U.S. aggressiveness towards the Venezuelan, Bolivian, and Ecuadorian governments has increased in response to diminishing U.S. influence over the Latin American and Caribbean area, which Washington has been blaming on Hugo Chávez in particular (and also on Cuba, but Cuba is a much older story).

  • Lobo Will Accompany Zelaya to Airport
    By : January 26, 2010
    The Spanish website ABC reported late this afternoon that Porfirio Lobo Sosa will accompany Manuel Zelaya Rosales from the Brazilian Embassy to Toncontin International airport in Tegucigalpa after Lobo Sosa's inauguration. Lobo Sosa will be accompanied by President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, and President Colom of Guatemala.

  • Amnesty demands Honduran human rights probe
    By : January 26, 2010
    Amnesty International called on Tuesday for Honduras's president­elect Porfirio Lobo to order an investigation into human rights abuses as his first act as leader when he assumes office on Wednesday. Amnesty's Americas director Kerrie Howard insisted that Mr Lobo, who won presidential elections held under the gun of Roberto Micheletti's coup regime last November, risked "condemning the country to further coups" if he refused to act.

  • Funes will recognize Lobo
    By : January 26, 2010
    Porfirio Lobo will be sworn in tomorrow, and international recognition of his government is obviously a top priority. President Mauricio Funes has indicated he will start the process of normalizing relations.

  • Angelinos to vigil with Hondurans against fake election: War against the poor
    By : January 26, 2010
    The public is invited to the "Vigil to Support Honduran People" Wednesday, January 27th, 5:00 -7:00 pm at the Honduras General Consulate of Los Angeles as a sign of rejecting the military regime and "phony elections" and of supporting the people's movement.

  • On the 27th of January, All Out to the Mega-March of the Resistance in Tegucigalpa
    By : January 26, 2010
    On the 27th of January, all women and men . . . come and break down the wall of oppression! The mega-march of the Resistance of Francisco Morazán, El Paraíso, Valle, Choluteca, Intibucá, Comayagua, and Olancho will march from the National Pedagogical University to the Plaza Francisco Morazán.

  • TOMORROW! Stand in Solidarity with Honduran Trans and GLB Communities
    By : January 26, 2010
    Tomorrow, there will be a gathering in front of the State Department in DC to condemn the de facto government in Honduras for rampant police abuse, torture and targeted murder of LGBT people in Honduras since they came to power in a military coup d'etat last year.

  • Celebration of Honduran democracy shunned by Prince of Asturias
    By : January 26, 2010
    With the inauguration tomorrow of Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as president of Honduras, the Honduran coup regime will attempt to establish a definitive answer to the question of how many presidents the Central American nation has. Since June 28, the date of the coup d'état against President Manuel "Mel" Zelaya and the installation of the illegitimate government of Roberto Micheletti, estimates have fluctuated between 0 and 3 presidents; the former figure followed a forged resignation letter from Zelaya in June, the latter Lobo's election in November.

  • Coup military who ousted President Zelaya found "innocent" by Court
    By : January 26, 2010
    The judge and president of the Supreme Court, Jorge Rivera Aviles, delivered today the prosecution of the Junta of the Armed Forces of Honduras in the extradition process of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Todos Somos Honduras - Day Two Report
    By : January 26, 2010
    The second day of the delegation brought us to Tegucigalpa and we were able to meet with members of the Political Organization the Necios. Included were the Secretary of Communication as well as the Secretary of International Affairs. Both also belong to the International Commission of the National Front of Popular Resistance (Frente Nacional de Resitencia Popular). They provided a background of the Necios, their participation in the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP), and the current crisis in the country.

  • Honduras' Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo: Another Disaster for Central American Democracy Waiting in the Wing
    By Adrienne Pine - : January 26, 2010
    Tomorrow, January 27th, as the world's eyes continue to be riveted on the unfolding disaster in Haiti, Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo will be installed as Honduras' president, succeeding de facto president Roberto Micheletti. While Lobo represents a marked improvement over his predecessor, he is no Jeffersonian, since he certainly was a supporter of the June 28th military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Lobo was chosen in a November election held under conditions of qualified state terror. Statistically, the majority of Hondurans boycotted the presidential elections, as well as those for dozens of candidates for lower offices, and the vast majority of countries around the world classified the ballot as illegitimate.

  • Charges Dismissed Against Military
    By : January 26, 2010
    It will come as no surprise to our gentle readers that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Jorge Rivera Aviles, dismissed charges brought by the public prosecutor, Luis Rubi, against the military high command for forcibly exiling President Manuel Zelaya Rosales from Honduras on June 28. "While there is a prima facie case and recognition by the accused of being responsible for the acts that the Attorney General identifies as crimes, in the absence of intent he has not been able to establish full proof of the commission of crimes."

  • Honduran Economic Disaster
    By : January 26, 2010
    Honduran next President Porfirio Lobo will receive next Wednesday, a country with economic and social disasters. Those aspects characterize that nation since the coup on June 28. Facto President Roberto Micheletti admitted recently that the complex situation gets worse due to the effects of the world economic crisis.

  • President Ma arrives in San Francisco en route to Honduras
    By : January 26, 2010
    President Ma Ying-jeou arrived in San Francisco Monday evening for an overnight stop en route to Honduras for an official visit. Hundreds of Taiwanese expatriates residing in the northern California area braved the chilly winds and rain to welcome Ma at his hotel.

  • De facto Honduras leader in hospital for high blood sugar
    By : January 26, 2010
    Roberto Micheletti, de facto leader of Honduras since a military coup last June deposed President Manuel Zelaya, has been admitted to hospital for hyperglycemia, a spokesperson said Monday, AFP reported. Micheletti, 63, "was hospitalized on Sunday at around 8:00 pm (0200 GMT Monday) after falling ill when his blood sugar levels became elevated," his spokesperson Cesar Caceres told AFP.

  • OAS Secretary General welcomes commitments of Porfirio Lobo, President-elect of Honduras
    By : January 26, 2010
    On January 22, 2010, The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, said the commitments announced Wednesday in Dominican Republic by Porfirio Lobo, the President-elect of Honduras, are good news.

  • Fernandez off to Honduras for inaugural, and fetch deposed President
    By : January 26, 2010
    President Leonel Fernandez as scheduled to fly to Honduras at 8 a.m. Wednesday, where he'll participate in the inaugural of elect president Porfirio Lobo winner of his country's elections in November. 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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