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Honduras Coup - Day 218 - January 31, 2010

  • Honduras meets the new boss; struggle continues
    By : January 31, 2010
    As incoming Honduran president Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo was inaugurated with a celebration at a Tegucigalpa stadium Jan. 27, some 250,000 marched to the city's airport to see off ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who was flying to the Dominican Republic under terms of an agreement reached with the new administration. Zelaya was escorted from the Brazilian embassy by Dominican President Leonel Fernández. The resistance movement pledges to carry on the struggle, now for "refounding" the country with a new constitution.

  • Honduran Resistance in the Streets of Tegucigalpa
    By Jeffery R. Webber - : January 31, 2010
    Hundreds of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on Wednesday, January 27 to protest the inauguration of Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo Soza. Lobo was the victor in fraudulent elections held last November and his new regime is seen by the Honduran resistance as a continuation and consolidation of the coup regime that first came to power by overthrowing democratically-elected President, Manuel Zelaya, on June 28, 2009. During the march I caught up with Rafael Alegría, a key leader in the National Resistance Front, and a leading Honduran figure in the international peasant movement, Vía Campesina.

  • Repression in Honduras
    By César Silva - : January 31, 2010
    This powerful video was made by César Silva, a publicist who before the coup in Honduras worked for Channel 8, the State Television Channel. He made this video in collaboration with Edwin Renán Fajardo Argueta. Once the coup happened, and Channel 8 was no longer directed by the Zelaya government, César continued his work as a journalist, but as an individual in collaboration with Edwin.

  • Uribe Signs Security Pact with Lobo, Travels to Colombia
    By : January 31, 2010
    Colombian president Alvaro Uribe signed a security pact with his Honduran counterpart, Porfirio Lobo, and then flew back to his own country after a visit of three hours in the Central American nation.

  • Lobo Might Put End To Honduran crisis
    By : January 31, 2010
    In a telephone interview earlier this week, Organization of American States Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said that there is a "good climate" for lifting Honduras' suspension from the OAS "relatively soon." He added, there is hope that it won't take us more than a few months to make a decision.

  • Fallout from UD participation in Lobo government
    By : January 31, 2010
    In an open letter dated January 28, translated and published in both Spanish original and English by Adrienne Pine, UD party member Tomás Andino, former member of the UD Directivo Nacional and former Diputado suplente (substitute congress-member), renounced his party membership to protest the loss of direction signaled by other party members, Marvin Ponce and Cesar Ham, accepting positions in the National Party-led government.

  • Sides polarised over swearing in of Honduras coup president
    By : January 31, 2010
    Two very different political meetings have highlighted how the aftermath of the coup d'etat in Honduras continues to polarise Latin American politics.

  • Germany foresees improved ties with Central America
    By : January 31, 2010
    The inauguration of President Porfirio Lobo opens the path to normalize ties between Honduras and the European Union (EU) and the integration of that country to the international community, said Bernhard Graf von Waldersee, the German Foreign Ministry's general director for Latin America.

  • Honduras reinstates top immigration official, a day after firing him
    By, AP : January 31, 2010
    Honduras' new government has reinstated its top immigration official, 24 hours after firing him, citing "a misunderstanding and a mistake." Nelson Willy Mejia, the head of Honduras' immigration agency, was dismissed Friday after a Brazilian diplomat was denied entry into the country. 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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