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Honduras Coup - Day 300 - April 23, 2010

  • Community Guadalupe Carney is besieged by the army
    By : April 23, 2010
    A few minutes ago, Guadalupe Carney leaders have reported that army troops and police officers are taking the community under their own methods of preparation of military actions that have raised fears amongst the residents. The Guadalupe Carney is a settlement of agrarian reform located on land occupied by the Regional Military Training Center (CREM) which trained members of the armies of Honduras, El Salvador and the Nicaraguan contras during the 80s.

  • Honduras' Truth Commission Controversy
    By Daniel Altschuler - : April 23, 2010
    The Truth Commission mandated by last year's Tegucigalpa / San Josť Accord now appears ready to get to work in Honduras, but controversy has already ensnared it. Supporters of last year's coup are demanding that the government let sleeping dogs lie, while their opponents fear that the Commission will fail to deliver an honest account of the coup.

  • Washington's Invented Honduran Democracy
    By : April 23, 2010
    Since the constitutionally-elected government of President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by a military coup on June 28, 2009, Washington has dragged its feet and repeatedly has acted as an apologist in first defending the Honduran de facto government of Roberto Micheletti and its successor, the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa. Although the (U.S. based) National Democratic Institute's characterized Lobo's election as democratic, it was boycotted by dozens of anti-coup candidates, carried out under conditions of state-sanctioned violence, and the UN, EU, OAS and Carter Center refused to send monitors to Honduras to evaluate the quality of the elections. Despite the U.S. position of glossing over the non-democratic aspects associated with U.S. policy towards Honduras, most of the world has established a cordon sanitaire around the tainted heir of the coup government and has blocked military, financial, and diplomatic ties to it.

  • Militarizing Honduras even more: The Military will be available from now on to the Security Ministry and both can withdraw unlimited funds from the Honduran Central Bank
    By : April 23, 2010
    The Council of Ministers ordered this morning that the staff of the Ministry of Defence (Soldiers and the logistics of that agency) will now be available to the Ministry of Security to develop joint patrols where the latter deems appropriate. 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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