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Honduras Coup - Day 241 - February 23, 2010

  • The unmasking of golpismo: Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle
    By : February 23, 2010
    Those who have taken pains to better inform themselves have not been confused. After a debate of more than a month, hundreds of anthropologists who are members of the American Anthropological Association just passed a resolution that not only condemns the coup d'etat, as many historians of the US have already done, but also asks their government to condemn the abuses of rights on the part of golpismo, support the Resistance, collaborate with the governments of the region and refuse to recognize the government elected under golpismo.

  • First Popular Constituent Assembly
    By : February 23, 2010
    Honduras is calling us again, we are called to raise our voices and defend our most just, pure, ideas, in all their diversity, ideas that belong to all of us. We are called to take up the struggle, the struggles from before, the eternal struggles and those that will come in the future: for participatory direct, democracy, sovereignty, self-determination, justice, liberty and dignity.

  • Honduras Debate Dropped at Rio Group Summit As New Organization is Formed
    By : February 23, 2010
    Latin American leaders attending the Rio Group summit in Cancún this week have formed a "tacit agreement" not to formally discuss the possible return of Honduras to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom Monday evening. The heads of state and representatives in Cancún also approved the formation of an alternative organization to the OAS on Tuesday, tentatively called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which would exclude the United States and Canada.

  • Honduran public ministry appeals against amnesty of coup commanders
    By : February 23, 2010
    The Honduran public ministry on Tuesday appealed against the amnesty of military commanders who orchestrated last year's coup that ousted elected president Manuel Zelaya. "The public ministry, after the ruling on definitely pardoning the commanders involved in the coup, presented its appeal for re-consideration," said Jorge Rivera, the justice presiding over the country's supreme court which has been put in charge of the coup case.

  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Unity is the only Possible Direction
    By : February 23, 2010
    The Mexican state of Quintana Roo is the scene of the summit of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, scheduled for February 21-23. This meeting could mark a before and an after for our region as it look for mechanisms to discuss and solve the common problems of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on the strength of unity and diversity.

  • AAA passes resolution in support of Hondurans resisting military dictatorship
    By : February 23, 2010
    As the Secretary of the American Anthropological Association, I am pleased to report to you the results of our latest ballot initiative. At the most recent annual meeting, a resolution was adopted at the business meeting by a quorum of members. This resolution, in short, asks that the AAA denounce the current human rights violations and support Hondurans that have resisted and continue to resist the June 28, 2009 military coup in their country. The resolution also calls for the support of efforts by progressive forces to facilitate a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis.

  • Swine flu played role in Honduran coup
    By : February 23, 2010
    The amnesty approved by the Honduran Congress the day before the January inauguration of President Pepe Lobo has recently taken effect, further legitimizing last year's coup d'état against Mel Zelaya and prompting Honduran daily El Heraldo to produce a February 21 article entitled "Interested parties can now avail selves of amnesty law." The article suggests that such parties consist of "Zelaya and his collaborators, who were seeking to overthrow the Constitution in order to authorize presidential reelection and introduce socialism into the country." 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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