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Honduras Coup - Day 228 - February 10, 2010

  • "More Terror" in Honduras, as Another Unionist Murdered
    By : February 10, 2010
    The body of 29-year-old Vanessa Yamileth Zepeda, still dressed in her nurse's scrubs and killed by a bullet, turned up in the Loarque neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on February 4. Zepeda had young children and was a leader of the SITRAIHSS labor union (Workers Union for the Honduran Social Security Institute). She had been abducted that afternoon while leaving a union meeting.

  • Gag Order To Go?
    By : February 10, 2010
    This morning's El Tiempo reported that the National Congress approved a resolution last night that will ask the new Minister of Government, Africo Madrid, to, at the next cabinet meeting, ask the cabinet to approve a decree that revokes PCM-124-2009 pushed through by the Micheletti administration last October, a decree that restricted the freedom of speech of broadcast media in Honduras. We translated the text of the decree here.

  • Tortured legitimacy
    By : February 10, 2010
    President Jose Manuel Zelaya's push for constitutional reform had nothing to do with a quest for re-election, and, indeed, it was only a cover for the coup-plotters' real aim - rolling back his social reforms. The new Lobo government, seen by many Hondurans as a consolidation of the coup, will reopen mining concessions, the majority of which are owned by Canadian companies.

  • Update on Honduras
    By : February 10, 2010
    It now appears that no action will be taken to hold those responsible for the June coup in Honduras accountable either for their actions in deposing a democratically elected president or for the large number of documented human rights abuses which took place during the period of the de facto government which ruled the country until elections last November. 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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