Massive Demonstration as Lobo Takes Power
By mrzine.monthlyreview.org : January 28, 2010
27 January -- De facto President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo took power today as the international business press suggested that the coup had finally triumphed over the resistance or at the least the crisis is over. Meanwhile, despite the ongoing human rights crisis of kidnapping, murder, and intimidation, hundreds of thousands of Hondurans of all ages, classes, and regions took to the streets to mark a clear rejection of the legitimacy of Lobo's presidency, and to prove that their demands for justice and a constituent assembly would not fade.
The Ball Is Now on Honduras's Court, Says Brazil
By brazzilmag.com : January 28, 2010
The Brazilian government does not have diplomatic relations with Honduras because of the coup of June 28, which according to Brazil, removed a democratically elected president replacing it with a de-facto, illegitimate government. Furthermore, Brazil does not recognize the presidency of Porfirio Lobo because he was elected in an election run by that de-facto, illegitimate government. Brazil's position has been consistently in favor of the return of the deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, followed by new elections.
Honduras Culture and Politics: An ending and a beginning
By hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com : January 28, 2010
We have already noted that any expectation that this transition will reconcile polarized parties in Honduras, will end the quest by a variety of interested groups for constitutional reform, or erase from historical memory the events of the past months, is unrealistic.
The Unified Campesino Movement of Aguan attacked
By hondurasresists.blogspot.com : January 28, 2010
While Pepe Lobo, the new de-facto president, assumed office with pomp and ceremony; the real face of the "reconciliation" coming to Honduras on January 27th was revealed again as repression in northern Honduras left 3 campesinos seriously injured - one in critical condition.
Lobo Calls for Reconciliation, FNRP Says the Struggle Will Not End
By joshuafrens-string.com : January 28, 2010
As the New York Times writes this morning, "[Zelaya's] departure on the day of Mr. Lobo's inauguration pointed toward an end to the protracted political crisis…but the country remains sharply divided." This even while Mr. Lobo called for "national reconciliation" during his inaugural address in Honduras's national stadium yesterday. [Mr. Lobo stopped in the midst of his inaugural address to sign into law a "political amnesty" bill approved by the Honduran Congress the night before.] Indeed, thousands of Zelaya supporters marched to the airport to send the ousted president off rather than celebrating the inauguration of Pepe Lobo.
Amnesty International issues human rights plan for Honduras
By amnesty.org : January 28, 2010
Amnesty International on Thursday issued a series of recommendations to newly elected Honduran President Porfirio Lobo to repair the damage done to human rights since the June 2009 coup d'état, which left hundreds seeking justice.
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