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Honduras Coup - Day 217 - January 30, 2010

  • W.E. Gutman: Injustice under law and disorder
    By : January 30, 2010
    On June 28, 2009, as half the world awoke to a new round of fiscal woes, civil unrest and war, in another part of the globe, under the cover of darkness, a constitutionally elected leader was rudely stirred from bed and, still in his pajamas, abducted at gunpoint and flown out of the country. The leader: President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras. The abductors: Masked soldiers acting under orders of General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez. The usurper of power: Right-wing Honduran Congress President Roberto Micheletti.

  • A government of reconciliation or a cabinet of rivals?
    By : January 30, 2010
    Porfirio Lobo Sosa assumed the presidency of Honduras facing expectations from the United States that he follow through on the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord, despite the fact that it had been declared a failure by the two sides that originally negotiated it. The amnesty law that Congress passed-- the complete details of which still need to be examined-- was one of these steps.

  • Andres Conteris - from Honduras. Coup regime changes President
    By : January 30, 2010
    Andres Conteris who has spent the last 4 months with President Mel Zelaya trapped inside the Brazilian Embassy saw the appointment of the coup regime's new de facto President, and 'Mel' Zelaya leave the country on January 27. Zelaya received a 'safe conduct' to fly to the Dominican Republic with a promise that he would 'be back'. Meanwhile the Resistance Front ignored the poorly attended changeover ceremony for the incoming 'President' while a crowd of 250,000 converged on the airport to see Mel Zelaya off in an act of support and solidarity.

  • Honduras: 'We march against the coup'
    By : January 30, 2010
    The following statement was released on January 26 by Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), which is part of the National Resistance Front Against the Coup (FNRG), on the protests planned for the following day against the inauguration of “president” Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

  • Tomás Andino's letter of resignation from the UD
    By : January 30, 2010
    This January 27th, well-known members of the current party leadership of the UD [Democratic Unification Party], like César Ham and Marvin Ponce accepted important positions in the National Party administration; the former as director of the National Agrarian Institute and the latter as the 4th Vice President of the National Congress.

  • A conversation with Hugo Llorens
    By Arturo J. Viscarra - : January 30, 2010
    I ran into Radio Globo and Radio Progreso host, Félix Molina, during a celebration of Latin American unity/José Martí's birthday at the Plaza de Cuba on Thursday. He asked me to go on his show that night to talk about the meeting that took place earlier in the day between U.S. citizens (including delegates from La Voz de los de Abajo and Rights Action) and Amb. Hugo Llorens.

  • T E G U C I G A L P A - 27 de janeiro de 2010
    By : January 30, 2010

  • EU to resume Central America trade talks
    By : January 30, 2010
    The resolution of the Honduras political crisis could mean the quick resumption of Central American trade talks, European Union officials say.

  • Colombian president visits Honduras as nations aim to restore ties fractured in June coup
    By : January 30, 2010
    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is in Honduras meeting with newly inaugurated president Porfirio Lobo, a first step toward repairing international ties that were fractured in a June coup.

  • Bolivia Rejects Honduran New Govt
    By : January 30, 2010
    Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca stated on Saturday that Evo Morales's government would not recognize the new Honduran Executive of President elect Porfirio Lobo, because the Bolivian government rejects dictatorships.

  • Honduras apologizes after expelling Brazil consul
    By : January 30, 2010
    Honduras' new government fired its top immigration official Friday after a Brazilian diplomat was denied entry into the country. The government offered apologies to Brazil after immigration officials gave "undignified treatment" to consul Francisca Francinette Melo when she arrived in Honduras earlier in the day. The interior and justice minister, Africo Madrid, said the Brazilian diplomat arrived on a flight from Miami but was denied entry and put on another flight back to the United States.

  • Devastating Impact of Canadian Mining in Honduras
    By : January 30, 2010
    In the case of Valle de Siria, where the Canadian mining company Goldcorp is active, the company has essentially come to destroy our natural resources, to divide families in our communities. Valle de Siria is a community in which people lived off of agriculture and raising animals before the arrival of Goldcorp. Once Goldcorp became active in Valle de Siria, through the project of San Martín, all of this [agriculture and farming] went under. It is in this sense that the presence of Canadian mining companies in Honduras, and specifically in this case of Valle de Siria, has caused massive damage to the population and the natural resources. It's hardly obvious that Canadian capital has come to develop our communities; instead, they have caused enormous damage.

  • Honduran new gov't declares war on crime
    By : January 30, 2010
    On Thursday, one day after Lobo was inaugurated, Alvarez led a crime crackdown campaign and arrested more than 50 people in some 10 districts of Tegucigalpa.

  • US alone in boosting Honduran ties after Zelaya's exile
    By : January 30, 2010
    The United States will resume aid to Honduras after the country's overthrown President Manuel Zelaya went into exile in the wake of a military coup in June 2009. Washington's decision comes after the ousted President was forced into exile in the Dominican Republic, as Honduras swore in Porfirio Lobo as the new leader. 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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