Honduras Coup - Day 230 - February 12, 2010
- Honduras' new president wants to meet with Obama
By news.yahoo.com : February 12, 2010
Honduras' foreign minister says he is going to Washington to try to arrange a meeting between new President Porfirio Lobo and President Barack Obama in hopes of restoring ties damaged by last June's coup.
- Truth Commission In Honduras Will Investigate Overthrow of Manuel Zelaya
By latindispatch.com : February 12, 2010
A truth commission in Honduras plans to investigate the events that led to the ouster of now exiled former President Manuel Zelaya. Former Guatemalan Vice-President Eduardo Stein will head the commission along with two Hondurans and three foreigners. Last June, the Honduran army detained Zelaya and flew him to Costa Rica after he planned a referendum to change the country's constitution.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Zelaya's referendum... was a nonbinding poll. It only asked voters if they wanted to have an actual referendum on reforming the country's Constitution on the November ballot. Even if Zelaya had gotten everything he was looking for, a new president would have been elected on the same November ballot.
- A Political Timeline of the Honduran Resistance
By tsl.pomona.edu : February 12, 2010
"It's not about supporting Mel Zelaya specifically, it's about defending democracy in Honduras," Miriam Miranda of OFRANEH (Fraternal Black Organization of Honduras) said, speaking about the Resistance movement at the Honduras Justice Tour forum held at Scripps College last November. The tour brought together speakers from all sectors of Honduran civil society to speak to the U.S. public and government officials on the issues facing Hondurans. More recently, I had the opportunity to re-visit Honduras as part of a delegation for three weeks ending Jan. 31.
- Honduras: The making of a death squad "democracy"
By By Bill Van Auken, wsws.org : February 12, 2010
With the restoration of diplomatic relations and the resumption of aid and credits from the world's major governments and financial institutions, Honduras is being welcomed back into the fold of "democratic" nations, even as the organizers of last year's coup remain at their posts and death squad murders continue.
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