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Honduras Coup - Day 42 - August 08, 2009

  • Observations on Latin America
    By Miguel Tinker Salas - : August 08, 2009
    The recent events in Honduras are not isolated, but rather part of a conservative counterattack taking shape in Latin America. For some time, the right has been rebuilding in Latin America; hosting conferences, sharing experiences, refining their message, working with the media, and building ties with allies in the United States.

  • Honduras Coup: A Template for Hemispheric Assault on Democracy
    By Felipe Stuart Cournoyer - : August 08, 2009
    The people of Honduras have now suffered more than 40 days of military rule. The generals' June 28 coup, crudely re-packaged in constitutional guise, ousted the country's elected government and unleashed severe, targeted, and relentless repression.

  • A coup for lobbyists at the White House
    By Amy Goodman - : August 08, 2009
    As he recently visited Africa, Obama declared the importance of democracy. Yet here in his own backyard is a genuine coup d'etat that his administration has done little to reverse. Obama will be in Mexico to meet President Felipe Calderon and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada on Aug. 9. Honduras is expected to be on the agenda. The 3 a.m. call has come - who will have Obama's ear? Democracy, or the special interests' hired guns, against whom Obama promised change?

  • CAL flight cancelled by Honduran strikes
    By Cayman News Service (CNS) - : August 08, 2009
    The National Flag Carrier Cayman airways said today (Saturday 8 August) that flight 824 scheduled to depart Grand Cayman at 9:00 am on Saturday morning for La Ceiba was cancelled when the Meteorological (Met) Office in La Ceiba failed to produce a weather reading for the destination. CAL said that according to unofficial reports, the La Ceiba Met Office staff was on strike.

  • Building and Wood Workers' International supports Zelaya's restoration
    By Xinhua - : August 08, 2009
    The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) on Friday demanded that the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be restored to presidency.

  • Honduran Cell Phone Company Falls in Love
    By Belén Fernández - : August 08, 2009
    Double Standards in the Western Commercial Media on the Role of Technology in Civil Resistance Movements

  • The Honduras Regime Is Like an Onion
    By Al Giordano - : August 08, 2009
    In three decades of organizing or reporting on social movements, one develops a very good memory of which of them won their battles, which were defeated, and what made the difference between those that won and those that lost.

  • Taiana to travel to Honduras with OAS Commission
    By : August 08, 2009
    Chancellor Jorge Taiana will integrate the OAS Commission that is to travel to Honduras next Tuesday to promote the "reestablishment of democratic order" in the Central American country...

  • General's parting words worth reading
    By Walter Sobchak - : August 08, 2009
    In his Aug. 2 letter, Joe Boyett wonders what material might be added to school curricula. I would like to humbly submit my answer -- history.

  • Venezuela: Freedom of speech, fantasies and double standards
    By Federico Fuentes - : August 08, 2009
    Those "free speech" crusaders at the Inter American Press Association are at it again, leading the charge in an international campaign against what IAPA president Enrique Santos Calderon decried on August 2 as "the gravest attempt to silence the press that has occurred in the last few years in the region". 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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