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Honduras Coup - Day 221 - February 03, 2010

  • Winners and losers in Honduras as Zelaya goes into exile, Lobo takes power
    By Emile Schepers - : February 03, 2010
    Along with the generals, Congress decided to pardon every important protagonist on all sides: Zelaya and several of his advisors (accused of treason and abuse of power for having broached the subject of changing the Constitution) and the group of civilian politicians and businessmen who had overthrown him. The leader of the coup government, Roberto Micheletti, who had resisted all efforts to get him to step down, has been made a non-voting member of Congress for life, which extends his parliamentary immunity from prosecution forever.

  • Convoluted Situation in Honduras
    By : February 03, 2010
    The recent inauguration in Honduras of businessman Porfirio Lobo, elected in the questionable general elections of last November 29th under the harshness of a military coup, is considered by some as the Central American nation's "return to normality".

  • Honduras: The leaving of its president
    By : February 03, 2010
    President José Manuel/ Mel Zelaya made a dignified and sad exit from his country, Honduras on January 27, six months after he was violently deposed by a coup d’état and transported against his will to Costa Rica, and four months after he valiantly re-entered Honduras in a clandestine manner – after two attempts to return by plane and on foot from neighboring Nicaragua – and was given refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa.

  • Honduran Coup May Be Over, But Where Is Honduars Headed?
    By : February 03, 2010
    Though we haven't talked about it in awhile, the Honduran political landscape continues to change and head in uncertain directions. Last Tuesday, Porfirio Lobo was inaugurated, bringing an end to the "provisional government" of Roberto Micheletti. One of Lobo's first acts was to allow former legally-elected president Manuel Zelaya leave the Brazilian embassy and head into exile in the Dominican Republic.

  • Washington praises political steps taken by new Honduran administration
    By : February 03, 2010
    The new Honduras government is “one step” toward the country’s return to the Organization of American States and recovery of international credit lost during the seven month coup, said the US top diplomat to Latin America. 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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