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Honduras Coup - Day 22 - July 19, 2009

  • Cuba Demands End To US 'Intervention' In Honduras
    By AFP - : July 19, 2009
    Cuba demanded Sunday that the United States "stop providing military support" to the de facto government in Honduras, which last month removed the country's elected leader, Manuel Zelaya.

  • Former guerrilla leader warns of more coups in Latin America...
    By Xinhua - : July 19, 2009
    A former guerilla leader in Guatemala warned on Sunday that more similar coups would occur in Latin America once the Honduras coup survived, according to news reaching here from Guatemala City.

  • UN Dismisses Honduran Accusations of Venezuelan Scheming
    By Tamara Pearson - - : July 19, 2009
    The United Nations dismissed as illegitimate a letter it received from the current coup government of Honduras which accused Venezuela of attempting to "provoke a bloodbath" in the country which has been under military rule since a 28 June coup.

  • No-one can stop me going home: Honduras' Zelaya
    By Simon Gardner, Reuters - : July 19, 2009
    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Sunday vowed to return to Honduras, saying no-one could stop him...

  • Nicaragua rejects UN peacekeeper deployment in Honduras
    By Xinhua - : July 19, 2009
    Speaking at a military ceremony, Ortega said the only viable way to solve the Honduran crisis is a full respect for the resolutions passed by the Organization of American States and the United Nations by the post-coup leader Roberto Micheletti. / Nicaragua shares a long border with Honduras.

  • Honduran crisis talks break down
    By BBC- : July 19, 2009
    Honduras's interim government has rejected a proposal to solve the country's political crisis, in effect ending talks with the ousted president.

  • The Micheletti "counter-proposal": A rant
    By RAJ - : July 19, 2009
    Micheletti's negotiators today rejected the Arias plan, despite the fact that it addressed the supposed reasons for the constitutional and military coup d'etat, despite the fact that President Zelaya agreed to Arias' terms, which many commentators supportive of the constitutional government feel demanded too much and placed Zelaya in the position of repudiating his supporters. / What do these "negotiators" with no legal right to negotiate, and only the raw exercise of repressive power and world-wide reluctance to increase the suffering of the Honduran people propping them up, have to offer as an alternative? / Presented as a letter to Oscar Arias, the main body of their proposal can be translated as follows...

  • Obama and Honduras
    By Nikolas Kozloff - : July 19, 2009
    Liberals who have idealized Obama don't want to believe that their President is capable of bullish behavior towards Latin America. It was Bush, they say, who epitomized arrogant U.S.-style imperialism and not the new resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Recent events in Central America however force us to look at the Obama administration in a sobering new light. While it's unclear whether Obama had advance warning of an imminent military coup d'etat in Honduras the White House has not emerged from the Zelaya affair unsullied.

  • Cuba Tells US to Cut Honduras Aid
    By Havana Times - : July 19, 2009
    Cuba renewed its call on Sunday for the Obama administration to "stop supporting" the de facto government in Honduras noting the tacit military support being giving the coup.

  • The Nonviolent Battle for the Zelaya Home in Catacamas
    By Al Giordano - : July 19, 2009
    On Thursday, we reported that soldiers of what is still a military coup in Honduras had surrounded the home of President Manuel Zelaya in the municipality of Catacamas, in the state of Olancho. Our source said at the time: "The military has surrounded his home here in Catacamas...?? Other homes of Zelayas' family members in Olancho are surrounded as well..?? Military jets have been circling Catacamas today...?? I saw the jets...?? Helicopters as well...?? The military has occupied roads leading to this area...."

  • Honduras nixes plan to reinstate ousted leader
    By The Associated Press - : July 19, 2009
    A negotiator for ousted President Manuel Zelaya says his side has accepted in principle the points proposed by a mediator to end the Honduras coup crisis. / But negotiator Enrique Flores says the interim government of Roberto Micheletti has rejected the central point of allowing Zelaya to be reinstated, leaving the talks stalemated.

  • Coup Regime Rejects Proposed Solution to Crisis in Honduras;
    Arias Calls for 72 More Hours to Resolve or Face Civil War

    By Eva Golinger - : July 19, 2009
    How will Washington react now? Will Obama-Clinton continue to skirt the issue of a "coup" and the return of Zelaya to power and back the 72-hour request by Arias? Probably. And Clinton lawyer and Advisor Lanny Davis will continue to make roadways in Washington for acceptance of the coup regime in Honduras. / The people of the US and the world should express outrage and disgust at this violent, intimidating and threatening massive US presence in Latin America, authorized by "agent of change" Barack Obama.

  • Democracy hangs by a thread in Honduras
    By Hugh O'Shaughnessy - : July 19, 2009
    As the Acting President's support shrinks at home, the plotters are lobbying to have Mr Micheletti shored up from abroad by means of a declaration of legitimacy from the US Congress. That scheme is not prospering. Enrique Ortez Colindres, the supremely undiplomatic octogenarian appointed foreign minister by Mr Micheletti, has had to resign, but not before he called Barack Obama "a negrito who knows nothing about anything", on Honduran television. / For some of the plotters it is their second attempt to overthrow an elected reformist government in Latin America: the group includes prominent figures involved in the 2002 ousting of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who was kidnapped for 48 hours and sent to a Caribbean island before being restored to office after widespread popular protest.

  • Guatemalan Civil Society Denounces Coup in Honduras
    By Convergence of Human Rights and Social Organizations in Guatemala : July 19, 2009

    The convergence of Human Rights and social organizations in Guatemala express their strong comdemnation of the coup that is developing in the Republic of Honduras beginning in the early hours of the morning, June 27, 2009 by Honduran Armed Forces moved by the interests of Conservatives and oligarcies. 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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