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Honduras Coup - Day 229 - February 11, 2010

  • 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake hits Honduras
    By : February 11, 2010
    A report less than an hour old, from the Brazilian news source O Globo, and datelined Tegucigalpa, says it was felt over much of the country but centered on the north coast. Reportedly, it damaged at least 20 houses.

  • UNAH Under Pressure for Hiring Ex-Zelaya Officials
    By : February 11, 2010
    Speaking to reporters, the rector of the university, Julieta Castellanos-- who became inadvertently famous as the woman who was attacked by anti-riot police in August, 2009, when she and other university officials came out to calm a confrontation between police and students-- is quoted as saying hiring Armando Sarmiento and Marlon Brevé "is not against the Law".

  • History Repeats: Committee of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared of Honduras
    By : February 11, 2010
    "The so-called 80's were characterized by a wave of violence in several countries in Latin America. Our country, Honduras, was not an exception. Even though the phenomenon of 'disappearances' occurred mostly during the military dictatorships, many people also vanished during democratically elected governments."

  • Nicaragua Not Recognizing New President of Honduras
    By : February 11, 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.

  • After the SOA Coup and the Illegitimate Elections Another Unionist Murdered in Honduras
    By : February 11, 2010
    Tomorrow, the people of Honduras will march in the streets of Tegucigalpa to honor the life of the most recent victim in a spate of selective murders against activists from the resistance movement. Vanessa Yamileth Zepeda, a 29- year old nurse, was abducted last Wednesday after leaving a meeting of the SITRAIHSS labor union. She was murdered and her body was dumped in a neighborhood with ties to the Resistance movement. Vanessa leaves behind 3 small children, and a country where fear is a growing commodity.

  • Eduardo Stein to Head Honduran Truth Commission,
    Report Forthcoming this Summer

    By : February 11, 2010
    A truth commission in Honduras will issue a report "on the events that led to the ouster of Manuel Zelaya" sometime this summer (note: El Tiempo says the report will be released "no later" than August, the AP says sometime in June). This according to former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein, who will be chairing the panel that will also include two Hondurans and three additional non-Honduran members. It was recommended by Stein that those non-Honduran commissioners be former foreign ministers and former ministers of justice with a background in international law and human rights.

  • Truth Commission Targets June
    By : February 11, 2010
    The truth commission being formed by President Pepe Lobo, and head by the former Vice President of Guatemala, Eduardo Stein, is targeting June to present their findings. The commission is to deduct what truthfully happened during the circumstances surrounding the ouster of ex-president Manuel Zelaya.

  • Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras
    By : February 11, 2010
    Indigenous Organization COPINH: We march against the developers, planners, executors and inheritors of the Coup d'Etat

  • World Bank restores development aid to Honduras
    By : February 11, 2010
    The World Bank said on Wednesday it is restoring development aid to Honduras that it had frozen after a coup toppled President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Pepe Lobo's Pitiyanqui Logo
    By : February 11, 2010
    Awfully curious similarity, no? Thanks to Carlos Javier Estrada for the tip.

  • The Ministry of Education and the Teachers Union
    By : February 11, 2010
    Teachers' unions in Honduras have been a powerful force in dramatizing deteriorating economic conditions for quite some time. Typical of the actions they took throughout the Zelaya administration were strikes in fall of 2008 marked by fiery rhetoric, public takeovers of bridges in Tegucigalpa, and a refusal to conduct classes. 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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