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Honduras Coup - Day 235 - February 17, 2010

  • Regime change in Honduras brings more repression
    By : February 18, 2010
    Illustrating the repressive character of the new regime and its declaration of war against the resistance, several peasants from the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguán were shot and injured by army and police on the day of Lobo's inauguration.

  • Environment-Honduras: Forest Corruption a Major Challenge
    By : February 17, 2010
    The effects of climate change in Honduras have a local accomplice. Not only are forests suffering from global warming; they are also the victim of illegal logging.

  • Honduras Ruled out in Latin American Summit
    By : February 17, 2010
    Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, elected under the rupture of institutional order, was not invited to the Summit of Unity of Latin America and the Caribbean to be held in Mexico, local media reported on Wednesday.

  • Selective memory and the Campesinos of the Bajo Aguan
    By : February 17, 2010
    Today's email brings another urgent notice about ongoing violence against farmers in north coast Honduras', in the fertile Aguan river valley. Here, the Movimiento Unificado Campesino del Aguan (MUCA) has been vigorously calling attention to violence that so far has resulted in the reported deaths of four rural farmers.

  • Diplomatic Issues Facing Honduras's Porfirio Lobo Sosa
    By : February 17, 2010
    It would appear that Porfirio Lobo Sosa's administration is not going to get the smooth diplomatic treatment many in Honduras had hoped for. For starters, Brazil's foreign minister, Celso Amorim, said Brazil continues to not recognize the electoral process that brought Lobo Sosa to power, though in a linguistic trick, also claimed that Brazil recognized "states, not governments."

  • The OAS has no teeth against coups, Zelaya says
    By : February 17, 2010
    Honduras ex president Manuel Zelaya today said Latin America needs an organism which defends it against coups, and that the Organization of Americans States has no teeth [to] penalize countries when putsches and human rights violations occur.

  • Resistencia: organization and goals
    By : February 17, 2010
    As we have previously discussed, the proposal on the table for the composition of a "truth commission" includes a call for membership of one representative of the Honduran resistance. But the question that raises is, who decides who can represent the resistance? it is already clear that there are attempts to misrepresent César Ham's appointment to the Lobo Sosa cabinet as somehow representing the "resistance" (with a lower case "r"). This in part stems from the logic of refusing to recognize any movement that has not subjected itself to the legal requisites of registration as a "political" organization under Honduran law.

  • Honduran leader keeps military chief behind coup
    By, AP : February 17, 2010
    The new president of Honduras is keeping in place military leaders who ordered his elected predecessor flown into exile in a June coup. President Porfirio Lobo, who took office last month, met with military chief Gen. Romeo Vasquez and other commanders for three hours and informed them of his decision, an armed forces spokesman said Tuesday. 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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