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Honduras Coup - Day 253 - March 07, 2010

  • Ex-Honduran leader to pen book about 2009 coup
    By AP - : March 07, 2010
    Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya plans to write a book describing his ouster last year. Zelaya says Honduras' business elite was behind last June's military-backed coup that sent him into exile. In a television interview broadcast in Venezuela, Zelaya said the business leaders feared he planned to copy President Hugo Chavez's socialist policies and some were upset over his decision to seize control of fuel terminals used by store imported oil.

  • Brazil Against Early Normalization of Relations with Honduras
    By : March 07, 2010
    The Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim ruled out restoring relations with Honduras in the short-term, and said it depends on the measures taken by President Porfirio Lobo for the return to democratic normality in the Central American country.

  • 43 Confirmed Political Murders in Honduras (More Unconfirmed)
    By : March 07, 2010

  • Lessons from Honduras for Haiti's Recovery
    By : March 07, 2010
    In the Amarateca Valley in central Honduras, relief organizations have built seven villages "from scratch" after Hurricane Mitch swept through Central America in October 1998. Ryan Alaniz, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota, has been living and researching in the Amarateca Valley. From his home there, he spoke to NAM's Marcelo Ballvé about this experiment in community building.

  • The Crisis in Honduras Lingers
    By : March 07, 2010
    "We need to understand that in Honduras people are not part of this election…they are protesting everywhere and... at this moment, the repression is strong against the resistance"Member of the National Front Against the Coup
    This message was relayed from a resistance fighter in Honduras to a crowded room of people on Bloor St. W. on Nov. 30, 2009. Everyone gathered in solidarity to condemn the elections in Honduras. The man on the phone paints a picture of the situation in Honduras and the people gathered promise to check in periodically in case of any emergencies.

  • Venezuela offer post to former president Zelaya
    By : March 07, 2010
    The former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has been invited by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to head an energy consortium. Zelaya has accepted the invitation. Petrocaribe is a consortium which allows poorer Caribbean and Central American countries to buy oil from Venezuela, on preferential terms. Zelaya praised Chavez's positive impact on the solidarity of Central America countries.

  • Women in the resistance receive the most threats
    By : March 07, 2010
    Blanca Dole, Celeste Mejía and Gabriela Flores, of the COFEMUN directive, denounced that they are followed constantly since last December by vehicles with polarized windows and no nameplates, and receive threatening phone calls asking for abortion pills and where abortion clinics are.

  • Journalist Attacked by Assassins While Speaking on Live Radio
    By : March 07, 2010
    Karol Cabrera, a controversial journalist in Honduras, survived an assassination attempt last week that took place while she conducted a radio interview via phone in the capital of Tegucigalpa. Cabrera was traveling by car with Joseph Hernández Ochoa, a journalism student at the University of Honduras and former entertainment presenter on a local television station, when two men pulled up alongside and sprayed the vehicle with bullets. Ochoa died at the scene, while Cabrera suffered a broken arm and ribs from multiple gunshot wounds. 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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