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Honduras Coup - Day 292 - April 15, 2010

  • A guard of Miguel Facusse assaults villagers for inagurating a local radio
    By : April 15, 2010
    After participating in the inauguration and launch of Community Radio "Voice of Zacate Grande", a string band, which was heading at about 5:30 pm towards the community of Las Flores, their vehicle was intercepted by security guards of businessman Miguel Facusse, who without saying a word attacked attacked Mr. Abil Vagas Osorio.

  • Undemocratic
    By : April 15, 2010
    Nacionalista Congressperson Renán Inestroza has introduced a bill in the National Congress that would, by amending the constitution, reduce the number of representatives from 128 to 80 (or 90, the article uses both numbers). Why, you ask? His argument boils down to the fact that the Congress people cost money, about $50,000 (US) per year in salary per representative, and this would save all that salary.

  • Activist speaks on human rights violations
    By : April 15, 2010
    In 2007, Luther Castillo was part of a team of Cuban-educated doctors who opened a hospital in Ciriboya, a community of Garifuna — the descendants of Africans and Arawak and Carib Indians that live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras. Things went well for the first two years, as the hospital grew and treated 378,000 patients in the impoverished coastal area. Then, a day after the June 2009 right wing coup in which the country’s military ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, soldiers broke down the doors of Castillo’s hospital, stole medical supplies and intimidated doctors, most of whom left. 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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