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Honduras Coup - Day 305 - April 28, 2010

  • Taxes-gate
    By : April 28, 2010
    A new omnibus tax law (decreto 17-2020) was published Monday in La Gaceta, the official organ whose publication makes laws legal. La Tribuna reports that on reading the published law, which they passed just before their Easter break, Congress was astonished to see changes in no fewer than nine articles. La Tribuna tells us that those most amazed were the committee that assembled the final version of the bill after all the changes and amendments were collated. The revision committee ("comisión de estilo"), consisting of German Leitzelar, Oswaldo Ramos Soto, and Rigoberto Chang Castillo, denies it made these changes in the version of the bill it sent to the President.

  • The Honduran Resistance begins referendum to convene a Constituent Assembly By Giorgio Trucchi - : April 28, 2010
    Thousands of Hondurans were mobilized throughout the country to start the process of collecting signatures, which will end on June 28, the first anniversary of the military coup. The aim is to show the current government and the powers who staged the coup, that the people demand the reestablishment of Honduras through a new constitution. After the mobilization, they denounced the kidnapping of a well-known activist of the Resistance.

  • Reflections on the real U.S. role south of the border
    By Berta Joubert-Ceci - : April 28, 2010
    People here get insufficient and biased corporate media coverage of news south of the border. Yet, the upcoming May Day that millions of immigrant people in the U.S. resurrected in 2006 arouses reflection over the situation in the rest of the Western Hemisphere — and why the U.S. government and corporate media is so determined to hide it or, more often than not, present a completely distorted picture of those countries’ reality.

  • Ousted Honduran president has no immediate plans to return home: wife
    By : April 28, 2010
    Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will not return to the Central American country for the time being, his wife said Tuesday in Tegucigalpa. There has been no significant improvement in Honduras' situation since the coup and many officials from the judicial and interior ministries who were involved in the coup are still working in the same positions, Xiomara de Zelaya said.

  • Human rights watchdog to probe death of Honduran journalists
    By : April 28, 2010
    International human rights monitors announced on Monday that they will investigate the killings of seven journalists in Honduras over the past two months. The head of the Organisation of American States said that a delegation from the affiliated Inter-American Human Rights Commission would travel to Honduras in May. 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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