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Honduras Coup - Day 297 - April 20, 2010

  • Surreal
    By : April 20, 2010
    Sometimes Honduras is surreal. In the 1980s the only way you could tell someone was part of the investigative arm of the police (the Dirección Nacional de Investigación or DNI) was that they openly carried guns in public. They didn't wear a uniform, but did openly carry weapons at a time when you needed a permit from the military dictatorship to have a weapon.

  • Raul Castro Calls for Regional Unity
    By : April 20, 2010
    Cuban President Raul Castro has called for regional unity to face and defeat campaigns organized in the US against Latin American countries that push ahead processes of change. In his address to the 9th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA), the Cuban leader stressed last night that "our only alternative is to unite us, fight and triumph".

  • Environmental Committee of the Syria Valley faces persecution by the Attorney General By : April 20, 2010
    A fierce persecution for defending the environment is faced by the Environmental Committee of the Siria Valley by the Public Ministry, when the renowned environmental defender Carlos Amador was called to testify for the prosecution of Talanga, Francisco Morazan.

  • Honduras: OAS annual report cites violations
    By : April 20, 2010
    On April 15 the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, or CIDH in Spanish), a Washington, DC-based agency of the Organization of American States (OAS), issued its 2009 report on human rights in the hemisphere. For the first time the IACHR included Honduras among the countries that it "believed warranted special attention." The inclusion of Honduras is based on a report, "Honduras: Human Rights and the Coup d'État," by an IACHR commission that visited Honduras in August 2009 to investigate the human rights situation following a June 28 military coup.

  • Honduran Capital: Vulnerable to Disasters
    By : April 20, 2010
    About 400,000 inhabitants in Tegucigalpa live in areas with high risk of landslides and floods, says a report from the Municipal Emergency Committee (CODEM).

  • Honduras Pushing for End to Isolation
    By Danilo Valladares - : April 20, 2010
    More than nine months after the coup d'etat that overthrew the government of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, the country is still isolated and remains outside of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Organisation of American States (OAS).

  • Honduras and the Political Uses of the Drug War
    By Nikolas Kozloff and Bill Weinberg - : April 20, 2010
    Soon after the June overthrow in Honduras, the coup-installed, de facto government launched a vigorous PR campaign against ousted president Manuel Zelaya, accusing him of being involved in drug trafficking. The campaign began with a formal request to Interpol for an international arrest warrant on Zelaya and many of his officials. In addition to the usual charges of supposed constitutional violations, the request said the Zelaya administration had been involved in the illicit drug trade. Interpol declined to issue the warrant, citing sovereign immunity, and did not address the allegations. Still, linking Zelaya to drugs remained a prominent feature of the coup government’s propaganda during its seven-month reign. 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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