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Honduras Coup - Day 296 - April 19, 2010

  • Alternative truth, official truth, or honest disagreement?
    By : April 19, 2010
    An article published by IPS today, written by Thelma Mejía, attests to the widespread skepticism about the newly formed Honduran Truth Commission.

  • Truth Commission Under Fire from All Sides
    By Thelma Mejía - : April 19, 2010
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to investigate the June 2009 coup that ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya will begin its work in May under the sceptical watch of a wide range of observers, from human rights organisations to right-wing political sectors.

  • Campesinos and sombreros in Honduras
    By : April 19, 2010
    Honduran press coverage of the national march called by the Frente de Resistencia for April 15 was, not surprisingly, muted. Pro-coup La Tribuna, for example, framed their story (credited to AFP) around the "success" of the campesinos of the Bajo Aguan in obtaining land grants earlier in the week.

  • Llorens, concerned about impunity? Check again.
    By : April 19, 2010
    An article today cites U.S. ambassador Hugo Llorens as stating concern about impunity. Finally, you might exclaim, our pressure has brought the State Department around to recognize the violence perpetuated by the architects of the military coup d'etat, the SOA-trained military leaders, and others responsible for the over 4,000 documented human rights abuses carried out since June 28th of last year! Nope.

  • Marcha de los sombreros, video and photos
    By : April 19, 2010
    The "March of the Cowboy Hats" that took place on April 15th is a powerful symbolic show of a new kind of cross-class solidarity in Honduras. The sombrero, now inseparable in national and international political imagery with Mel Zelaya, is first and foremost a symbol of the campo, and by extension, the campesino. 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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