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Honduras Coup - Day 265 - March 19, 2010

  • Honduras: Repression Intensifies, Resistance Deepens, and Washington Promotes Recognition of the Post-Coup Regime
    By Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens - : March 19, 2010
    February and March have been especially brutal months in the state-sponsored repression of the popular resistance in Honduras. In just the past two weeks, three journalists have been assassinated and numerous activists have been detained, tortured, and raped. This repression comes in as the National Front of Popular Resistance Front (FNRP) pushes for the organization of a national constitutional assembly to "refound" Honduras, while the United States, international lending institutions, and countries participating in the regional economic development plan known as the Plan Puebla Panama extend recognition to the government of President Porfirio Lobo, restoring loans, and renewing plans for economic and security integration.

  • Directors of COHDEFOR in Bonito Oriental, assassinated
    By : March 19, 2010
    Jose Antonio Cardoz and Jose Concepcion Carias, both around 50-years-old, were killed at noon yesterday by unidentified individuals who opened fire with a shotgun as the campesinos were driving home after a day’s work in the Carbonal community, Bonito Oriental, Colon Department.

  • The rebellious spirit of Lempira: The Frente de Resistencia and Lenca Rhetoric
    By : March 19, 2010
    This is the final salutation in the Manifesto that was issued by the Frente de Resistencia after the recently concluded meeting in La Esperanza, Intibuca, with the stated goal of beginning a process of "refounding" Honduras. The salutation recalls the history of resistance by Honduras' Lenca people faced with the Spanish military colonization in the sixteenth century. Lempira was the leader of a widespread Lenca uprising in 1537. The traditional story goes that he was killed while under a flag of truce. But Lempira is a more complex figure than simply that of a noble, yet defeated, leader.

  • Imperialism Re-Booted in Latin America
    By Todd Gordon and Jeffery R. Webber - : March 19, 2010
    Canada's Long Embrace of the Honduran Dictatorship
    Peter Kent recently returned from a three day trip (February 17-20) to Honduras, proudly declaring the mission a success. As Canada's Minister of State for the Americas, Kent is the Tory government's point person for Canada's growing political and economic interests in the region. Honduras has become an important focus of those interests, since the military coup last June against the moderately left-leaning president, Manuel Zelaya, swung the country sharply back to the right.

  • Hondurans Organize Resistance to New Lobo Government
    By : March 19, 2010
    "On June 28 (2010) we are going to hold a great poll of our people which is going to express our judgment, massively, in favor of a democratic and participatory constitutional constituent assembly in our country," said Rafael Alegría of the National Front of Popular Resistance, earlier this March.

  • Honduran President paves the way for the return home of Zelaya
    By : March 19, 2010
    The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, has ensured that the former president Manuel Zelaya, deposed by the military forces of the country on June 28, 2009, "can return to Honduras at any time" and "must be treated with dignity, as a former president."

  • US Tries to Divide Honduran Resistance
    By : March 19, 2010
    The National People's Resistance Front (FNRP) denounced US Ambassador Hugo Llorens' open interference in the internal affairs of Honduras and the maneuvers to divide the anti-coup movement. 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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