Honduras Coup - Day 227 - February 09, 2010
- Visiting union leader contradicts media account of Honduras coup
By workdayminnesota.org : February 09, 2010
U.S. media gave a distorted account of last year's coup d'etat in Honduras – and completely missed Honduran unions' general strike against the coup – according to an eye-witness account from a top Honduran labor leader. Jose Luis Baquedano, secretary-treasurer of the Honduran labor federation CUTH, spoke on Jan. 28 in Portland, Ore., as part of a West Coast tour organized by San Francisco Central Labor Council and Portland's Cross-Border Labor Organizing Committee. The tour's purpose was to tell what really happened in Honduras, and appeal for solidarity.
- Democracy in Honduras
By David DePoe - theglobeandmail.com : February 09, 2010
On-the-ground reports that are not from biased American observers suggest that the turnout in the recent Honduran election was actually less than 30 per cent (The Return Of Legitimacy - Feb. 8). The election, with strong military presence all over the country, was hardly free or fair. The tiny rich elite in Honduras was vehemently opposed to the mild reforms put in place by president Jose Manuel Zelaya, such as raising the minimum wage by 60 per cent, free schooling, restricting environmentally and socially damaging mining concessions, importing subsidized gas from Venezuela, and joining a fair trade organization, ALBA.
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