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Honduras Coup - Day 44 - August 10, 2009

  • Day 44 after the Honduran Coup: Power sharing
    By Jennifer Moore - : August 10, 2009
    Since Honduran coup leaders ousted President Manuel Zelaya on June 28th at least six people have been killed and serious human rights violations against people opposing the de facto regime have been documented. (1) Vice President Alfredo López of the National Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) says threats against their members have increased during this period as a result of their participation in the National Front Against the Coup. But, despite the repression, he believes that the last six weeks have also been invaluable for social organizing in the Central American country which served as staging Marches have been occurring daily in the city of Tegucigalpa since the de facto regime seized power.

  • National March in Honduras Advances towards Two Major Cities
    By : August 10, 2009
    The national popular march of resistance to the coup d’état in Honduras continues heading for Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula from various points in the country hoping to arrive in these two cities on Tuesday.

  • Social Democratic Party of Honduras Breaks with Military Regime
    By : August 10, 2009
    The Social Democratic Party of Innovation and Unity of Honduras has confirmed that it is in opposition to the illegal military regime in Tegucigalpa. According to the Prensa Latina news agency, the political party - one of five that are represented in the Honduran congress - is officially joining the resistance to the fascist coup.

  • Fact Checking Lanny Davis on Honduras
    By Greg Grandin - : August 10, 2009
    As Hillary Clinton's major fundraiser during last year's presidential primary, Davis is known for, among other things, leading the attack on Barack Obama for his association with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. / Davis was also the chief U.S. lobbyist of the military dictatorship in Pakistan in the late 90s and played an important role in strengthening relations between then President Bill Clinton and de facto president General Perez Musharraf. / Now Lanny Davis finds himself defending another de facto regime in Honduras that is engaging in "grave and systemic" political repression, suspending due process, harassing independent journalists, killing or disappearing at least ten people, and detaining hundreds as "constitutional," all the while touting himself as a (Honduran) constitutional expert.

  • Armed forces attempt to close Radio Globo
    By : August 10, 2009
    The Armed Forces of Honduras, who were behind the 28 June 2009 coup against the country's government, have initiated actions aimed at closing the Radio Globo radio station by way of the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL).

  • UNASUR leaders reject Honduran elections under interim government
    By Xinhua - : August 10, 2009
    Leaders from the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) member states affirmed on Monday that they would recognize no election results in Honduras while the interim government was still in power.

  • Honduran Resistance Leaders Speak in Chicago
    By Labor Express - : August 10, 2009
    Labor Express interviews four Honduran civil society leaders, who visited Chicago on 7-8 August 2009 as part of the Honduras Coup Resistance Speaking Tour sponsored by the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC): Abencio Fernández Pineda, Gerardo Torres, Maria Luisa Jimenez, and Luther Castillo.

  • A U.S. Connection: The Honduran Coup
    By Conn Hallinan - : August 10, 2009
    Weeks before the June 28 Honduran coup, Carmona-Borjas barnstormed the country accusing Zelaya of collaborating with narco-traffickers. / Reich, a Cuban-American with ties to right-wing factions all over Latin America, and a former assistant secretary of state for hemispheric affairs under George W. Bush, has been accused by the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization of "undeniable involvement" in the coup. / "If you want to understand who is the real power behind the [Honduran] coup, you need to find out who is paying Lanny Davis," says Robert White, former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador and current president of the Center for International Policy.

  • Obama slams Honduran 'coup'
    By : August 10, 2009
    "We have been very clear in our belief that President Zelaya was removed from office illegally, that it was a coup and that he should return. We have cooperated with all the international bodies in sending that message," Obama attacked his critics who had accused him of being passive on the issue.

  • Obama: Ouster of Honduran president Zelaya was coup
    By Reuters - : August 10, 2009

  • Obama reaffirms US backing for Zelaya in Honduras
    By AFP - : August 10, 2009
    US President Barack Obama on Monday reaffirmed US support for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and accused critics of his policy on the political crisis of hypocrisy. / "President Zelaya remains the democratically elected president and, for the sake of the Honduran people, democratic and constitutional order must be restored," Obama said during a summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper here.

  • Union of South American Nations rejects elections
    under Honduran de facto regime

    By The Associated Press - : August 10, 2009
    South American presidents say they will not recognize any leader elected while Honduras' coup-installed regime is in power and they have reiterated a call for the immediate return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. / Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced the group's position Monday on the first day of a meeting of the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur.

  • On the Road to Tegucigalpa with Father Andrés Tamayo
    By Belén Fernández - : August 10, 2009
    Myriad anti-coup marches en route from different parts of Honduras have merged into eight and are set to converge tomorrow, August 11, on the cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

  • Mexican President Voices Support for Ousted Honduras Leader Zelaya
    By : August 10, 2009
    (Transcript of address to media by Mexican President Felipe Calderón)
    "On behalf of all Mexicans, Mr. President, I would like to assure you and the Honduran people of our solidarity and friendship. / "During our meeting, President Zelaya and I had the opportunity to discuss the situation in Honduras at length. I have confirmed the Mexican government's commitment to contributing to a solution to the conflict and our support to ensure his swift, peaceful restoration to the post to which he was democratically elected.

  • Honduran Coup Decree Shows Coup "Justification" Was After the Fact
    By Robert Naiman - : August 10, 2009
    Supporters in the U.S. of the coup in Honduras have frequently made two claims to justify it which are demonstrably false, which have nonetheless been widely accepted in the U.S., because they have been largely unchallenged in the U.S. media: the Honduran Congress authorized Zelaya's removal, and the basis for that removal was Article 239 of the Honduran Constitution, which forbids someone from being President if he has already been President, and says that anyone who advocates changing this provision will cease to be President.

  • Was Honduras Obama's maiden coup?
    By : August 10, 2009

  • Honduras - Ignacio Ramonet
    By : August 10, 2009
    President Zelaya did not violate a single article of the constitution. Nor did he organise a referendum. Nor did he want to extend his term in office, which ends on January 27, 2010. His intention was to organise a non-binding ballot initiative (in other words, a simple opinion poll) asking citizens: "Do you agree that in the November 2009 general elections a fourth issue should be added to the ballot to decide whether or not to hold a national constitutive assembly for the purpose of drafting a new constitution of the republic?"

  • Honduras yields on OAS delegation
    By : August 10, 2009
    The interim government in Honduras now says that it is willing to accept mediation talks with a delegation from the Organisation of American States. 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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