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Honduras Coup - Day 251 - March 05, 2010

  • Hillary Clinton's Honduran Disgrace
    By Matthew Rothschild - : March 05, 2010
    Hillary Clinton continues with her hawkish ways, making Obama's foreign policy less distinguishable from Bush's every day. She just met with Honduran President Pepe Lobo, she's notified Congress that the Obama administration is restoring aid to Honduras, and she's urging Latin American nations to recognize the Lobo government in Tegucigalpa.

  • Clinton due in Guatemala with plea for Honduras recognition
    By : March 05, 2010
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins regional summit talks in Guatemala later Friday as she urges recognition of the new Honduran government and promises aid to fight drug trafficking.

  • IMF recognizes new Honduras government - spokesman
    By : March 05, 2010
    The International Monetary Fund recognizes and will deal with the administration of President Porfirio Lobo in Honduras, an IMF spokesman said on Friday, a day after the U.S. urged reluctant Latin American countries to restore ties with the country.

  • Mainstream Media Turns Blind Eye as Reporter Survives Assassination Attempt and Another Dies
    By Miguel Guadalupe - : March 05, 2010
    Several nights ago, Mega News Nocturno, Spanish language Mega TV's nightly newscast, (where I fully disclose my wife works), reported a shocking story that stopped me in my tracks. On Monday, March 1st, Honduran reporter Karol Cabrera, host of various TV and radio news and commentary programs, was shot at close range numerous times by assassins who succeeded in murdering her driving companion and fellow journalist Joseph Ochoa. Amazingly, the whole event was recorded because Cabrera had been calling into a live radio show at the time.

  • Hillary Clinton Shameless in Honduras
    By : March 05, 2010

  • Land issues - the 1980s all over again?
    By : March 05, 2010
    In some ways, Santa Rosa is isolated from other parts of the country and so I don't always know about what's happening. In addition, although there is a fair amount of sympathy for the Resistance, the situation is rather peaceful compared with Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, and recently in the department of Colón on the north coast.

  • Liberalism in the morgue
    By Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle - : March 05, 2010
    He has done me several favors to protect me and various threatened artists, and as such I owe a certain courtesy to Ambassador Llorens, although I am ashamed that he has taken so long to notice that, in Honduras, there are political murders. On the other hand, I am not surprised that the ambassador insists on calling upon Liberal leaders to exhort them to reconstruct or reunify the Liberal Party of Honduras. It does not offend or bother me; I'm not a nationalist. If only all foreigners would be truly interested in our politics and our institutions. And that all ambassadors would exhort us to protect them and offer assistance.

  • Zelaya plans to meet with President Chávez
    By : March 05, 2010
    Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will hold a meeting on Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan Head of State Hugo Chávez, said Rasel Tomé, an assistant of deposed Honduran leader.

  • Clinton Tries to Mend Honduras Dispute on Central American Tour
    By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan - : March 05, 2010
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on her first trip to Central America since last June's coup in Honduras, announced the U.S. is restoring aid to the country and urged its neighbors to normalize ties following the election of a new president.

  • Clinton's Latin American Blunders
    By Mark Weisbrot - : March 05, 2010
    Offensive remarks on Honduras, gratuitous insults in Brazil
    – Hillary Clinton's Latin American tour has not been a success

    Hillary Clinton's Latin America tour is turning out to be about as successful as George W Bush's visit in 2005, when he ended up leaving Argentina a day ahead of schedule just to get the hell out of town. The main difference is that she is not being greeted with protests and riots. For that she can thank the positive media image that her boss, President Obama, has managed to maintain in the region, despite his continuation of his predecessor's policies.

  • Clinton to tackle drug trade with Latin America leaders
    By : March 05, 2010
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here Friday for talks with Central American leaders on stemming drug trafficking linked to ruthless Mexican cartels.

  • Clinton's S American tour 'aimed to divide region'
    By : March 05, 2010
    As the top US diplomat Hillary Clinton tours Latin America, the Venezuelan president charges the US with efforts to sow discord among regional nations. President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that Clinton's six-country visit to the region was aimed at driving divisions between Latin American states.

  • Broadcaster Shot Dead in Apparent Attempt on Fellow Journalist's Life
    By Louise Hallman - : March 05, 2010
    A TV broadcaster was shot dead in an apparent attack on a fellow journalist in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa on Monday 1 March, according to media reports.

  • Dems Urge Admin to Probe Honduran Abuses
    By : March 05, 2010
    Clinton's comments come as a group of nine congressional Democrats have written a letter urging her to "fully investigate reports of severe human rights abuses in Honduras." The Members of Congress say that the US "must make it clear that the ongoing intimidation and persecution of activists and dissidents is unacceptable." This week, Human Rights Watch warned attacks on anti-coup activists are increasing, with at least three killings and eight jailings over the past month. 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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