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Honduras Coup - Day 290 - April 13, 2010

  • Washington Office on Latin America Responds...
    By : April 13, 2010
    WOLA considers the current crisis in Honduras to be rooted in the long-standing social, political and economic exclusion of the majority of the people. The June 28th coup d'état exacerbated the situation, and recent elections have done nothing to change the fundamental inequalities that must be addressed if Honduras is to move forward.

  • National Community Radio Network: About Otto Reich and Aguán
    By : April 13, 2010
    National Community Radio Network: Bertha Caceres, leader of COPINH and of the Popular Front of National Resistance makes strong denunciations of the U.S. presence in Honduras, by Otto Reich, and his work as "adviser" to the far right in Honduras, "the interventionism has grown with the coup ... The United States wants to mark the territory, which means wealth, gain, it means to respond to the crisis of capitalism ... they will continue the project of colonialism they want in the whole continent ... "

  • "We'll know the truth in 10 years"
    By : April 13, 2010
    I know that the truth commission was forced on Honduras, and that no one in power there wants it, but we are left just scratching our head at the resultant truth commission that Honduras has come up with. Who does it serve, and to what purpose?

  • Chinchilla Calls for Regional Support for Honduras
    By AQ Online - : April 13, 2010
    Laura Chinchilla, president-elect of Costa Rica, urged a quick return to the Organization of American States for Honduras, which was expelled following the June 2009 military ouster of Manuel Zelaya. Chinchilla, who takes office on May 8, met with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo in Tegucigalpa on Monday during a three-day tour of Central America.

  • Honduras: Army Moving in on Aguán Campesinos?
    By : April 13, 2010
    The pro-government Tegucigalpa daily El Heraldo reported on Apr. 11 that Honduran president Porfirio Lobo Sosa had ordered a "strong militarization" of the lower Aguán River Valley in northern Honduras, the site of a land conflict between influential landowners and some 3,000 campesino families. "Today, the lower Aguán has been totally militarized, and we've detected at least 30 military vehicles with troops carrying high-caliber weapons," said Yony Rivas, a member of the Unified Campesino Movement of the Aguán (MUCA), which has fought since 2001 for some 20,000 hectares of land it claims were bought illegally by three wealthy business owners, Miguel Facussé Barjum, Reinaldo Canales and René Morales.

  • Lobo Sosa Insinuates Bajo Aguan campesinos are armed
    By : April 13, 2010
    In remarks quoted in El Heraldo as of 10:43 pm Monday April 12, Porfirio Lobo Sosa dangerously escalates his rhetoric, drawing connections between the campesino activists of MUCA who are occupying land in the Bajo Aguan, and unnamed foreigners who he insinuates have provided guns to the self-identified peaceful activists.

  • Honduras Troops Threatens to Evict Farmers
    By : April 13, 2010
    The Honduran army began a large deployment of troops in Aguan Valley aimed at evicting 3,000 farmers families, denounced popular organizations. The northern region has been completely militarized and we have detected at least 30 vehicles with troops carrying large-bore weapons, declared Yony Rivas member of the Unified Farmers Movement in Aguan.

  • Military and police detain campesinos illegaly for almost an hour
    By : April 13, 2010
    With lists in hand, armed forces began searches late Monday night and captured at least nine campesinos from the Guadalupe Carney community, who were detained for about 40 minutes and then freed, in Silin, Department of Colon.

  • Disappearing Truth in Honduras:
    Commissions Cover Up Demands for New Constitution

    By Annie Bird - : April 13, 2010
    Though the June 28, 2009 coup in Honduras caught the world's attention, outside of Honduras little was said about the objective of the coup; to stop the proposal for a new constitution in Honduras. The terrible repression that followed the coup has also prompted international response, but the political proposal of victims of the repression has been made invisible. 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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