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Honduras Coup - Day 37 - August 03, 2009

  • Obama must help Honduras
    By Calvin Tucker - : August 03, 2009
    The coup was timed to prevent a consultative referendum scheduled for the same day. The military regime has falsely claimed that this proposed ballot was an unconstitutional attempt by Zelaya to extend his term in office. This allegation has been taken up – naively or otherwise – by much of the international media. / The question on the ballot papers for 28 June refutes this lie. It was as follows: "Do you agree with the installation of a fourth ballot box during the 2009 general elections so that the people can decide on the calling of a national constituent assembly? Yes or No."

  • Zelaya Reiterates Call to Condemn de Facto Regime in Honduras
    By Cuban News Agency - : August 03, 2009
    Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya reiterated on Tuesday in Mexico his call to the international community to strengthen condemnation to de facto regime in his country, in order to achieve the reinstatement of constitutional order.

  • AFP in Honduras Hung By Its Own Photograph
    By Al Giordano - : August 03, 2009
    Here in the jungle border outpost that is home to Honduras' legitimate First Family, freelance journalist Belén Fernández, also reporting from this region, brought additional information to our attention about the follies of the professional simulators at the French Press Agency (AFP) which had made the false claims last weekend of supposed but non-existent "threats of violence" from the legitimate but exiled President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Zelaya's followers begin hunger strike in Honduras
    By Xinhua - : August 03, 2009
    Followers of the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya began Monday a hunger strike in front of the building of the Professors College of Middle Education from Honduras to demand his immediate return to power.

  • Honduras coup leaders hunker down for isolation
    By Mica Rosenberg - : August 03, 2009
    A month after President Manuel Zelaya was toppled in a coup, the Honduran politicians and business leaders behind his ouster insist they would rather take months of international isolation than let him back.

  • Repression Escalates as Coup Leaders Attempt to Consolidate Power
    By Dan Kovalik - : August 03, 2009
    While the mainstream press barely mentions the situation in Honduras now, just over one month after the coup, numerous reports are coming out of Honduras that the human rights situation is deteriorating fast as the coup government attempts to consolidate power in that country. This attempt at consolidation appears to be taking the form of a full-scale assault upon the social movements who are struggling mightily, through non-violent tactics, to restore President Zelaya to office.

  • Honduras: Time for Latin America to Take Charge
    By Mark Weisbro - : August 03, 2009
    The mediation effort that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arranged to try to resolve the Honduran crisis, which began when a military coup removed Honduran President Mel Zelaya more than four weeks ago, has failed. It is now time - some would say overdue - for the Latin American governments to play their proper role.

  • Interview with President Zelaya
    By Eva Golinger - : August 03, 2009
    Here is a link to an interesting interview with President Zelaya of Honduras: Spiegel interview with President Zelaya: "We will not be brought to our Knees". / The resistance front against the dictatorship is organizing major marches to begin this Wednesday, August 5th. The protests will be conducted throughout the country and will end in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, the two largest cities in Honduras.

  • Honduras and Washington: A Few Contradictions
    By Michael Fox - : August 03, 2009
    On Tuesday, July 28, the U. S. government announced that it had revoked the visas of four leading members of the government installed by the June 28 Honduran coup. More than a month after the Honduran military awoke President Manuel Zelaya at gunpoint and sent him packing to Costa Rica, it appears that Washington is finally beginning to put its foot down—lightly.

  • The Crisis in Honduras and the Bolivarian Dynamic
    By Emile Schepers - : August 03, 2009
    The June 28 coup d'etat in the Central American nation of Honduras, in which left-leaning President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by a right-wing military, political and judicial conspiracy backed by the most reactionary political networks in the United States, was aimed not only at Zelaya personally, but at a much larger international phenomenon which I will call the "Bolivarian dynamic."

  • Zelaya Takes Case to International Criminal Court
    By Democracy Now! - : August 03, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya vowed on Saturday to return to power through peaceful means and said he would take his case to the International Criminal Court.

  • Media crackdown in Honduras worsens - activist
    By Anastasia Moloney - : August 03, 2009
    Dozens of Honduran journalists and human rights activists have been attacked or threatened with violence by both the military and supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, a press watchdog said on Monday.

  • Honduran coup gov't optimistic about overcoming economic difficulty
    By Xinhua - : August 03, 2009
    Economists have estimated that the political crisis in Honduras could deepen the country's recession, but the post-coup authorities seem quite optimistic about its ability to overcome the difficulty.

  • NYT to Be First Signature on San José Accord
    By Belen Fernandez - : August 03, 2009
    Further detraction has been supplied by Honduran Leader Roberto Micheletti himself, whose reaction to a recent meeting in Managua between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and US ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens is described on page 16 of the July 31 edition of La Tribuna. Micheletti is quoted as warning that Llorens is committing a grave error if he is considering a reinstatement of Zelaya as president; several paragraphs later, however, some of the spirit of "Honduran Leader Backs Return of President" is recuperated with the information that Micheletti welcomes Zelaya back to Honduras to be tried for his crimes.

  • Zelaya Looks to Mexico
    By : August 03, 2009
    Now that Mexico's President Felipe Calderón, in his role as chairman of the Rio Group, has expressed his desire to have the deposed Manuel Zelaya return through a negotiated settlement as president of Honduras, there may be meeting between the two on Tuesday morning in Mexico. Zelaya left his position on the border with Honduras and moved to Managua, Nicaragua. He may then travel to Brazil to meet with President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. 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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