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Honduras Coup - Day 220 - February 02, 2010

  • Nicaragua Not Recognizing New President of Honduras
    By : February 02, 2010
    "Nicaragua cannot recognize Porfirio Lobo as the new president of that country, as his power is based on bayonets and a coup d’état," said the Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega, cited PL news agency. "We cannot recognize the government of Honduras as it is a continuity of the military coup which overthrew the ex-president Manuel Zelaya," said Daniel Ortega.

  • Canadian Mining and Popular Resistance in Honduras
    By Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber - : February 02, 2010
    Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber interview Carlos Danilo Amador, General Secretary of the Regional Environmental Committee of the Valle de Siria, about Canadian Mining and resistance in Honduras.

  • Why Washington cares about Haiti and Honduras
    By Mark Weisbrot - : February 02, 2010
    When I write about US foreign policy in places like Haiti or Honduras I often get responses from people who find it difficult to believe that the US government would care enough about these countries to try and control or topple their governments. These are small, poor countries with little in the way of resources or markets. Why should Washington policy-makers care who runs them? Unfortunately they do care. A lot. They care enough about Haiti to have overthrown the elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide not once, but twice. The first time, in 1991, it was done covertly. We only found out after the fact that the people who led the coup were paid by the US Central Intelligence Agency. And then Emmanuel Constant, the leader of the most notorious death squad there – which killed thousands of Aristide's supporters after the coup – told CBS News that he too, was funded by the CIA. 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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