Honduras Coup - Day 31 - July 28, 2009
- Honduras' Manuel Zelaya calls for new protests along border
By Jim Wyss - miamiherald.com : July 28, 2009
As hundreds of his followers lay sprawled on a gymnasium floor that has become their temporary home, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya called for a fresh wave of protests Tuesday along the Nicaraguan-Honduran border to commemorate the one-month mark since he was toppled.
- Where the Hell is the USA?
By Mike Farrell - huffingtonpost.com : July 28, 2009
Where, in the face of this continuing insult to democracy, is the USA? Where is the Obama Administration? Why has Secretary of State Clinton not flatly condemned this outrageous, illegal coup d'etat and demanded its end? / Yet today the Obama Administration quibbles about compromise. With whom? With which element of this assault on democracy do we share values?
- Repression by Coup Perpetrators against the Honduran People Intensifies
By Cuban Agency News - voltairenet.org : July 28, 2009
On July 26, amid a growing political tension, the National Front against the Coup in Honduras agreed to intensify actions of peaceful resistance, until democracy is restored in their country and President Zelaya is reinstated to his post, the Prensa Latina news agency reports.
- Waiting for Zelaya
By Greg Grandin - thenation.com : July 28, 2009
It's a dramatic showdown, a fight for which Zelaya, who goes by the name Mel and likes to dress in a white shirt, black leather vest and white cowboy hat, seems perfectly cast. No one knows how it will end--rumors are swirling in Tegucigalpa that the military is pressuring Micheletti to agree to Arias's proposal to allow Zelaya to return as president, as head of a reconciliation government--but it does feel that the monthlong fight to win over public opinion is coming to a head.
- Grijalva Urges Pressure on Honduras Coup Regime
By Robert Naiman - dailykos.com : July 28, 2009
The Obama Administration still says it is working for President Zelaya's return, but so far it has not responded to the call from Hondurans for increased U.S. pressure on the coup regime. / Indeed, when President Zelaya tried to increase pressure on the coup regime by threatening to return to Honduras without an agreement, Secretary of State Clinton attacked President Zelaya as "reckless," instead of expressing any concern about repression by the coup regime against President Zelaya's supporters.
- Zelaya hails U.S. decision to revoke post-coup Honduran officials' visas
By Xinhua - xinhuanet.com : July 28, 2009
Honduras' ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, on Tuesday applauded a U.S. decision to cancel the visas held by four post-coup government officials.
- US revokes visas of 4 Honduran officials
By Morgan Lee and Juan Carlos Llorca, AP - breitbart.com : July 28, 2009
The U.S. government said Tuesday it has revoked the diplomatic visas of four Honduran officials, stepping up pressure on coup-installed leaders who insist they can resist international demands to restore the ousted president.
- US Revokes Diplomatic Visas of Honduran Coup Members
By Al Giordano - narconews.com : July 28, 2009
The Department of State is currently reviewing the diplomatic (A) visas of individuals who are members of the de facto regime in Honduras, as well as the derivative visas for family members of these individuals. We have already revoked diplomatic visas issued to four such individuals who received their diplomatic visas in connection with positions held prior to June 28 under the Zelaya administration, but who now serve the de facto regime.
- Honduran Congressional Opinion
By RAJ - hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com : July 28, 2009
Remarkably, more than once the article repeats this false claim that the Zelaya side withdrew from negotiation. This was the spin advanced last Thursday in a press conference by the Micheletti team on their return from Costa Rica, after Rixxi Moncada declared the negotiations a "fracaso". It is the propaganda promoted by the LA Times in their partisan coverage of the end of last week's negotiation. But it is not what the Zelaya team has said; they support even the appalling framework of the final San Jose Accord. As they noted, it is the Micheletti side that has refused to accept the central principal of restoration of the constitutionally elected President.
- Honduras political fight strands truckers at Nicaragua border
By Jim Wyss, Miami Herald - mcclatchydc.com : July 28, 2009
The latest twist in Honduras' month-long political crisis can be measured in the number of cargo trucks at the Nicaraguan border. On Monday, there were 107 – all at a standstill and stretched for nearly two miles.
- Honduran Congress delays vote on Zelaya
By Claudia Parsons and Gustavo Palencia, Reuters - alertnet.org : July 28, 2009
The Honduran Congress on Monday avoided a vote on whether ousted President Manuel Zelaya can return to power after a coup last month, saying it was a matter for the Supreme Court to decide.
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