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Honduras Coup - Day 27 - July 24, 2009

  • Honduras Coup Not about Zelaya: Vibrant Social Movements Are Transforming Central American Nation from the Bottom Up
    By David L. Wilson - : July 24, 2009
    "What Zelaya has done has just been little reforms," said Rafael Alegría, referring to initiatives like a long-overdue increase in the minimum wage, an expansion of primary education and a school meal program. / "He isn't a socialist or a revolutionary, but these reforms, which didn't harm the oligarchy at all, have been enough for them to attack him furiously."

  • Zelaya Entered Honduras and Has Returned to The Nicaraguan Side...
    By Eva Golinger - : July 24, 2009
    Personally, I think he needs to just continue inside Honduras, despite all risks, and fight to reunite with his family and his people, who have been risking their lives now for almost one month, struggling to defeat the coup regime.

  • Honduras and the Three-Ring Circus
    By Al Giordano - : July 24, 2009
    There is a three-ring circus distracting the global media from the authentic struggle – the one waged by the Honduran people, from below – and today none of the ringmasters dressed themselves in glory. In ring one, we had Coup "president" Roberto Micheletti, who blinked when his troops did not arrest President Manuel Zelaya, who set foot on his country's soil today at the border crossing... / In ring two, we had Zelaya, who himself blinked – inexplicably, from this community organizer's lens, objectively viewed, a setback for his cause and his people – by not continuing his walk toward Tegucigalpa after the coup regime blinked. / And in ring three, we had US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who claimed that Zelaya's actions today were "reckless." Today Clinton proved, once and for all, that she is not competent to do the job of foreign minister.

  • Ousted Honduran Leader Arrives at Border, Steps Across
    By Associated Press - : July 24, 2009
    Ousted President Manuel Zelaya took a symbolic step into his homeland Friday, vowing to reclaim his post a month after soldiers flew him into exile. / But he stayed only briefly before returning to Nicaragua, saying the risk of bloodshed was too great. He said he would give talks with the coup-installed government another try. / Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Zelaya's efforts to return "reckless."

  • Raw Video: Zelaya Return Sparks Honduras Clash
    By AssociatedPress - : July 24, 2009
    Ousted President Manuel Zelaya's supporters clashed with soldiers and police as he returned to Honduras to reclaim his post a month after soldiers flew him into exile.

  • Update 4:00pm (Caracas Time): Zelaya Has Entered Honduras!!
    By Eva Golinger - : July 24, 2009
    President Zelaya is in Honduras, just crossed the border from Nicaragua. CNN en Español is interviewing the head of security for the coup regime and informing him that President Zelaya is now in Honduras so they should arrest him. The coup regime has stated it will capture him upon entry. President Zelaya is accompanied by a large group of international press and supporters and his return to Honduras is being transmitted live and direct via Telesur. Anything that happens to him will be seen through live transmission...

  • Honduras Coup: the US Connection
    By Nil Nikandrov - - : July 24, 2009
    In Honduras - one of Latin America's poorest countries where the economy is controlled by US companies and foreign politics is guided by the US State Department - the de facto loss of sovereignty has long ago translated into a political inferiority complex. The Honduran political and military elites competed over US favors while never forgetting to extract material benefits from the humiliating status quo. Honduras always served the US as a foothold for offensives against liberation movements in the region and was even dubbed "Honduras aircraft carrier" as a result.

  • Zelaya Close to Honduran Border; Tensions at All-Time High;
    All Day Curfew Imposed in Honduras by Coup Regime;
    Fear of Major Mass Repression to Come

    By Eva Golinger - : July 24, 2009
    Today, President Zelaya, accompanied by a caravan of supporters and international journalists, is nearing the Honduran border from Nicaragua, where he has been during the past week. Thousands of his supporters and protesters against the coup have been traveling all across Honduras since Wednesday to meet him at the border crossing.

  • A Military Coup is Violence;
    A President's Return is Restoration of Constitutional Order

    By Laura Carlsen - : July 24, 2009
    The capacity of the press and politicians to twist reality never ceases to amaze. In recent days, powerful interests in both these camps have attempted to spin Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's planned return to his homeland as a provocation of violence for which he, and only he, will be responsible.

  • Exiled Honduran leader heads for border showdown
    By AFP - : July 24, 2009
    Zelaya on Thursday completed the first stage of a dramatic bid to end his military-imposed exile, traveling to the border town of Esteli, northern Nicaragua, and vowing to cross the nearby frontier on Friday or Saturday. / Defying government threats to arrest him and multiple warnings that the move would likely prompt bloodshed, Zelaya boarded a 50-vehicle caravan in the Nicaraguan capital Managua, accompanied by a phalanx of media and supporters.

  • Ousted leader defiantly drives toward Honduras' border
    By Tracy Wilkinson - : July 24, 2009
    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya jumped behind the steering wheel of a white Jeep in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua yesterday and drove north toward the border, launching a second attempt to return home and reclaim power.

  • Take Action Against the Coup in Honduras
    By Latin American Working Group - : July 24, 2009
    The situation in Honduras has only escalated since last week. Civilians in the streets of Tegucigalpa and throughout the country side continue to face brutal repression by military officials. Civil liberties remain gravely affected, including freedom of the press. We need you to contact your elected officials, and urge them to send the right message to the coup government currently in Honduras: Coups will not be tolerated.

  • Surreal Honduras: Putting the Narrative Together in the Local Press
    By Clifton Ross - : July 24, 2009
    Gabriel Garcia Màrquez could easily have written "A Hundred Years of Solitude" in any country of Central America. It's a region replete with characters and magical landscapes and myths with power to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck when you merely hear them. There's the one about the gringo who visited the mining region of Cabañas and soon thereafter the water turned bad and the fish in the river died and the people all began to die simply because a mysterious gringo passed through.

  • Honduras Coup Reveals Fragility of Latin American Democracy
    By Dr. Odeen Ishmael - : July 24, 2009
    The ouster of Zelaya was the first in Central America since 1993 when the military forced Guatemalan President Jorge Serrano to step down. In the case of Honduras, the military dominated political life until the mid-1980s, but despite the end of the era of coups as a means for political change, clearly it never relinquished the intervention habit.

  • Chilean Human Rights Lawyer Denounces CIA and Pentagon in Honduras
    By RHC - : July 24, 2009
    Chilean lawyer Eduardo Contreras denounced on Thursday that the coup in Honduras is being directed by the CIA and the Pentagon. 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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