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Honduras Coup - Day 240 - February 22, 2010

  • The Honduran Dam Controversy and Micheletti's Legacy
    By Daniel Altschuler - : February 22, 2010
    Roberto Micheletti's de facto government is back in the news. Last week, news broke in Honduras that the official newspaper, La Gaceta, published two different versions with the same number and date in the last days of Micheletti's time in the Presidential Palace. The major difference? One version contained a controversial dam contract. After many months of Micheletti promoting his de facto government as the clean and honest side of the Liberal Party, the gacetazo (as the Honduran media has deemed the scandal) will further mar the legacy of Micheletti and his supporters.

  • Chavez Considers Urgent Regional Integration
    By : February 22, 2010
    The Venezuelan President also dubbed the Organization of American States as "something obsolete and it serves no purpose and should no longer exist," and added that the Mexico Summit can't recognize the current Honduran government, as emanating from a coup.

  • Chávez urges Latin American countries to repudiate Honduran government
    By : February 22, 2010
    President Hugo Chávez sang the traditional mariachi song "México lindo y querido" and urged the region not to recognize the new Honduran government. The Venezuelan leader is taking part in the Unity Summit, which merges the agendas of the II Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean (CALC) and the Rio Group summit. Honduras has not been invited to attend the summit, DPA reported.

  • Venezuela's Chavez refuses to recognize elected Honduran president
    By : February 22, 2010
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez insisted Sunday that the presidency of new Honduran President Porfirio Lobo was illegitimate. "The only legitimate president of Honduras is called Manuel Zelaya," Chavez told reporters upon arrival at the Cancun international airport for a Group of Rio Summit.

  • Barack Obama Bares Imperial Fangs
    By R. Arun Kumar - : February 22, 2010
    The US administration under Obama had increased its efforts to regain its lost influence in Latin America. No efforts are let gone for achieving this purpose. The recent victory of right-wing forces in Chile elections had proved to be a shot in its arm. Even the recent earthquake in Haiti is used to further its penetration in the region.

  • Nicaragua President Rules out Coup
    By : February 22, 2010
    President Daniel Ortega dismissed the possibility that soldiers launch a coup d'Etat in Nicaragua, as that perpetrated in Honduras last year. After closing the handover ceremony of the Army's leadership on Sunday, the statesman said there is no possibility of a coup, or soldiers going out shooting workers or the people. 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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