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Honduras Coup - Day 225 - February 07, 2010

  • Honduran Journalist's Son Freed after Payment of Ransom
    By : February 07, 2010
    The adolescent son of Honduran broadcast journalist Eduardo Maldonado was released Friday after his family paid a ransom to the kidnappers who grabbed him 27 days ago, the National Police said.

  • COFADEH: State terrorism contradicts discourse of reconciliation
    By : February 07, 2010
    The state terrorism carried out since June 28th against the Honduran people continues through targeted crimes, political persecution and other violations of human rights, contradicting the discourse of reconciliation and the installation of a truth commission. For the Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, COFADEH, the current regime has a two-faced approach, which seeks to clean up an image drenched in blood and terror to present itself to the international community as a government of reconciliation.

  • NEUMAIER: Honduras coup and U.S. policy
    By : February 07, 2010
    The U.S. response to the coup which ousted the elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, shows that President Obama is basically following traditional U.S. foreign policy. Not only has he accepted the overthrow of a duly elected Central American government, he is continuing longstanding policies elsewhere in Latin America, especially by expanding the U.S. military presence in Colombia, where the Pentagon is to make use of seven military bases and an as yet unspecified number of "facilities and locations".

  • US Support For Lobo Undermines Latin American Democracy
    By : February 07, 2010
    John Green [Senior Research Fellow, Council on Hemispheric Affairs]: "When Honduran President Porfirio Lobo predictably chose several days ago to pardon the military leaders involved in the June 28, 2009 coup against his predecessor, President Manuel Zelaya, he was staying true to traditional Central American form. Lobo, who supported the coup, was "elected" under conditions that seem to take the region back to the heady Cold War days of the 1980s, Ronald Reagan, Contras, and Honduras' very own death squad, the Battalion 3-16.

  • How Not To Do A Truth Commission
    By : February 07, 2010
    President Porfirio Lobo Sosa appointed former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein to organize the truth commission called for in the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord on Thursday. The commission will be aided in its work by officials from the OAS, who will provide technical support but not be members of the commission. As we have noted previously, this truth commission is not the result of a desire by the Honduran parties to the political crisis to discover truth, but rather is a condition imposed on the Honduran government through international pressure, especially from the United States, as part of the Teguicalpa-San Jose Accord.

  • Honduras names "Truth Commission" —as rights abuses continue
    By : February 07, 2010
    Former Guatemalan vice president Eduardo Stein was named by new Honduran President Porfirio Lobo last week to head a "Truth Commission" to examine the June 2009 coup d'etat that ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the circumstances leading up to it. Formation of the Commission was a condition of the Tegucigalpa-San José Accord brokered by Costa Rica last year to end the Honduran crisis. (DPA, Feb. 4) The Popular Resistance Front of Honduras, which mobilized to oppose the coup, issued a statement rejecting the Truth Commission. Front coordinator Juan Barahona called it an attempt to "whitewash" (limpiarse) the coup, and re-establish diplomatic recognition and aid from the international community.

  • Honduran "truth Commission" Amidst Torture & Assassinations
    By Annie Bird - : February 07, 2010
    On Tuesday, February 4, Profiro Lobo, the Honduran president "elected" in the fraudulent November 27, 2009 elections, gave the mandate to create a proposal for a "Truth Commission" to former Guatemalan vice president Eduardo Stein. The same day, a union leader active in the pacific Resistance movement was murdered, and on February 2nd, two cameramen from the national Television outlet Globo TV were kidnapped and tortured by Honduran state security agents. 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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