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Honduras Coup - Day 219 - February 01, 2010

  • Impunity on the Prowl, in Honduras and Here
    By Hans Johnson and Suyapa Portillo - : February 01, 2010
    It was a telephone call so urgent that it echoes across borders. In early December, Honduran human rights activist Walter Trochéz was kidnapped while walking near his home in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Since the June 2009 coup in his country, Trochéz had documented a pattern of disappearances and killings of 15 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community leaders. His call to U.S. colleagues was to alert them he had nearly joined the list.

  • Honduras: Violence Against "Those Who Look or Love Differently"
    By : February 01, 2010
    As Hondurans sort through the wreckage of human rights and civil liberties violations that occurred following the June 28th coup, one pressing issue the country will have to address is the wave of violence directed against members of the LGBT community.

  • Honduran Hypocrisy Watch
    By : February 01, 2010
    I've stopped doing daily updates, but that doesn't mean my eyes are closed. Has Honduras created a government of national reconciliation? No. Has it created a Truth Commission? No. Both of these were conditions of the San Jose-Tegucigalpa "Accord," which the pretend-government of Micheletti violated almost immediately. But will that stop the invertebrates at the State Department from immediately normalizing relations?

  • To Brazil Honduras Seems to Be Doing Everything Right These Days
    By : February 01, 2010
    The Brazilian vice consul at the embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Francisca Francinete de Melo, on January 29, was held up at the airport and denied entry by Honduran immigration officials. Speaking in Davos, at the World Economic Forum, Brazil's foreign minister, Celso Amorim, declared that the incident was just a "mistake and a misunderstanding."

  • Honduras in limbo, awaits foreign aid resumption
    By : February 01, 2010
    Honduras is eagerly awaiting the resumption of international aid that should have been restored after the November presidential elections but still remains blocked, officials said.

  • Collective act of renouncing UD
    By : February 01, 2010
    To all our compañeras and compañeros who don't agree with the political decisions of the national leadership of the UD, carried out from the spurious electoral process to this day, we invite you to participate in an act dedicated to Roger Ivan Bados, on Sunday February 7th beginning at 9am in the STIBYS headquarters, in the neighborhood of Las Acacias in San Pedro Sula.

  • Cultural diversity and the Ministry of Culture
    By : February 01, 2010
    Bernard Martinez Valerio, former presidential candidate for the PINU-SD party, was selected by Porfirio Lobo Sosa to be the new Minister of Culture in Honduras. 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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