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Honduras Coup - Day 243 - February 25, 2010

  • Honduras march - February 25, 2010

  • Romeo Good Night
    By : February 25, 2010
    General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez is out as commander of the armed forces of Honduras. This afternoon, President Porfirio Lobo Sosa swore in the former Inspector General of the Armed Forces, General Carlos Antonio Cuéllar Castillo, as head of the armed forces of Honduras. General Vasquez Velasquez was not due to be replaced in this position until next December, but international pressure is cited in the Tiempo story as the reason for his removal now. The story says that the international community does not want anyone linked with the coup in Lobo Sosa's government.

  • Honduran president fires coup-tainted military leaders
    By : February 25, 2010
    New Honduran President Porfirio Lobo fired the military leaders responsible for leading the coup against then-president Manuel Zelaya last June. Lobo, who took office on January 27, sacked Army General Romeo Vasquez, head of the Honduran armed forces, along with the top military commanders involved in the coup, including the heads of the army, air force and navy.

  • All In The Family
    By : February 25, 2010
    Does Porfirio Lobo Sosa have a "nepotism" problem? That, at least, is the accusation from the Juan Ramón Martínez in an editorial published in Tuesday's La Tribuna. This question was raised on February 21 in an El Heraldo story about nepotism and corruption in the Honduran consulates in the United States, and has been echoed in a story on the Spanish website of Tercera Información yesterday.

  • Latin America's path to independence
    By Mark Weisbrot - : February 25, 2010
    With the creation of a new regional organisation, Latin America is emerging as a power bloc with its own interests and agenda.

  • In Solidarity with Pedro Brizuela in Honduras
    By : February 25, 2010
    Yesterday afternoon between two and three o’clock gunmen knocked on the door of the home of Claudia Larisa Brizuela in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. When she answered the door, they assassinated her on the spot. Claudia, 36, was a member of the civil resistance movement in Honduras, and the daughter of Pedro Brizuela, union organizer, political strategist, radio host, columnist and good friend and collaborator of Narco News.

  • Ex president Zelaya, exiled in Dominican Republic, wanted in Honduras
    By : February 25, 2010
    The Honduras Justice Ministry on Wednesday requested the arrest of ex president Manuel Zelaya, two of his former ministers and two other former Government officials, on charges of fraud, document forgery and abuse of power. The ex Honduras leader is currently in exile in Dominican Republic's capital Santo Domingo.

  • Call the State Department TODAY
    By : February 25, 2010
    Today, February 25, 2010 marks an historic date in the struggle for true democracy and the respect for human rights in Honduras. Tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of supporters of the National People's Resistance Front (FNRP) will march through the streets of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula to demand that the largely unrecognized month-old government of Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo halt its attacks on the peaceful Resistance movement. The FNRP has documented at least 254 human rights violations, including murder, kidnappings and rape, since Pepe Lobo took over for the de facto government.

  • Ousted Honduran leader calls charges persecution
    By : February 25, 2010
    The former Honduran president ousted in a coup says new corruption charges against him amount to political persecution. Manuel Zelaya says the charges undermine efforts to promote national reconciliation. He's angry that the military chiefs who participated in his June 28 overthrow have been absolved while he faces more criminal charges.

  • Latin America: Business as Usual in Washington
    By Tony O'Sullivan - : February 25, 2010
    Over the last few years Latin America has taken great strides forward. A succession of governments have been elected on a platform of re-distributing wealth and raising living standards by using the continents resources for the benefit of the majority. But these are relatively recent developments. For years the will of the people of the region was thwarted by coups and right- wing military dictatorships. Death squads, destabilisation and political violence were common. Unfortunately over the last months we have had a reminder of the dangers that are still present for progressives in Latin America.

  • Honduran Ministry Appeals Against Amnesty Of Coup Commanders
    By : February 25, 2010
    "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.

  • Letter to Pedro Brizuela
    By : February 25, 2010
    I extend this letter of condolences to all family members and also the great family of the martyrs of the People's National Resistance Front: women, men, children, youth, students, workers, peasants, lesbian, gay and transsexual intellectuals, artists, settlers, defenders of human rights and the environment that have been tortured, killed, imprisoned, persecuted by the repressive state apparatus that is untouched since the late eighties and which has gained force since the military coup June 28, 2009. 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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