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Honduras Coup - Day 45 - August 11, 2009

  • An Open Letter to President Obama on "Hypocrisy"
    By Laura Carlsen - : August 11, 2009
    It is hard to express my disappointment at your remarks about those of us who have been working to end the military coup in Honduras. Calling us hypocrites was uncalled for, to say the least, rude, and grossly inaccurate. / The United States government has already declared that what happened on June 28 was a coup d'etat and the law demands that sanctions be applied to an illegal regime. This is not intervention; it is U.S. law. We have never demanded that the U.S. "intervene". We have only demanded that it be consistent with its own policies and resolutions and with actions taken by countries throughout the world.

  • Chavez: Letter to Presidents of UNASUR
    By Hugo Chavez Frias - : August 11, 2009
    It is evident that, in light of the progressive and democratic steps of our continent, the North American Empire -which in the last hundred years has exercised its hegemony over the lives of our republics- has initiated an anachronistic and reactionary counteroffensive with the purpose of subverting the union, sovereignty and democracy of our continent and imposing the restoration of imperial domination upon all aspects of our societies.

  • Chaderton: Asking for the US pressure in Honduras crisis is not hypocrisy
    By Roy Chaderton - : August 11, 2009
    "Member states are expected to participate, to the extent of their respective possibilities, in reestablishment of the democratic system," said Chaderton in Honduras as part of his statements sent by his office to AFP. / "Requesting further sanctions for the reestablishment of the democratic government of Honduras cannot be labeled as hypocrisy," he reasoned.

  • Liberals urge Obama to do more in Honduras
    By Mike Soraghan - : August 11, 2009
    A group of liberal lawmakers urged President Obama to do more to reverse the coup in Honduras, such as freezing the assets of those involved, and deny them entry into the United States.

  • More of the Same in Latin America
    By Mark Weisbrot - - : August 11, 2009
    There were great hopes in Latin America when President Obama was elected. U.S. standing in the region had reached a low point under George W. Bush, and all of the left governments expressed optimism that Obama would take Washington's policy in a new direction. / These hopes have been dashed. President Obama has continued the Bush policies and in some cases has done worse.

  • Ousted leader's backers arrive in Honduran capital
    By Kathia Martinez, AP - : August 11, 2009
    Thousands opposing the coup-installed government marched into the capital Tuesday after staging weeklong walks across Honduras, producing one of the largest demonstrations in support of President Manuel Zelaya since he was ousted.

  • Brazil welcomes Zelaya with head of state honors
    By Xinhua - : August 11, 2009
    The Brazilian government welcomed on Tuesday ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya with honors for a head of state.

  • US Secretary of State Clinton's Micro-Management of the Corporation
    that Funds the Honduras Coup Regime

    By Bill Conroy and Al Giordano - : August 11, 2009
    Records Demonstrate that the Secretary Has Hands-On Control of the Fund that Gave $6.5 Million to the Regime After the June 28 Coup
    In recent days, Narco News has reported that, in the three months prior to the June 28 coup d'etat in Honduras, the US-funded Millennium Change Corporation (MCC) gave at least $11 million US dollars to private-sector contractors in Honduras and also that since the coup it has doled out another $6.5 million.

  • Grijalva, Members of Congress Call on President Obama to Take Further Measures Against Honduran Coup Regime
    By Grijalva/Other Members of Congress - : August 11, 2009
    Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ), together with 16 other members of Congress, recently delivered a letter to President Obama urging him to denounce human rights violations in Honduras and take further measures against the Honduran coup regime.

  • Honduras: The Frontline in the Battle for Democracy
    By Dick Emanuelsson - : August 11, 2009
    The coup d'etat in Honduras on June 28 shook the world, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was the first coup d'etat for the Obama administration, which condemned the overthrow and characterized it as a coup. This was remarkable, given the history of the White House.

  • Honduras: Zelaya Wife Leads Anti-coup Protest
    By : August 11, 2009
    First Lady Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, wife of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya, joined Monday thousands of anti-coup protesters, part of the national march to get to San Pedro Sula on Tuesday.

  • Honduras: an imminent new phase?
    By Toni Solo - : August 11, 2009
    Manuel Zelaya and other critics of the United States government's record in Latin America and elsewhere are not demanding intervention. What they seek is that the United States meet its obligations in accordance with resolutions of the OAS and the United Nations to expedite the immediate restitution of Manuel Zelaya as the legitimate president of Honduras. It is the United States that has for decades trained the Honduran military at the School of the Americas in forced disappearances, torture and repression of civilian populations.

  • Mr. Obama, You Do Have a Button to Reverse the Coup in Honduras
    By Robert Naiman - : August 11, 2009
    The good news is that Latin American criticism of the Obama Administration's failure to pressure the coup regime in Honduras has reached the level that Obama himself can no longer ignore it. The bad news is that Obama's response so far seems to be to stay the course: talk left, act right.

  • Supporters of Honduras' ousted president object to interim government delaying OAS mission
    By Kathia Martinez - : August 11, 2009
    Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya charged Monday that the interim government delayed the arrival of a mission from the Organization of American States to keep diplomats from seeing protests supporting the exiled leader.

  • OAS Council Chairman regrets suspension of visit
    of foreign ministers to Honduras

    By : August 11, 2009
    The Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Pedro Oyarce, of Chile, on Monday regretted that the visit of the Delegation of Foreign Ministers to Honduras would not take place as planned.

  • Zelaya followers threaten to boycott Honduran poll
    By AFP - : August 11, 2009
    More than 3,000 supporters of ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya on Monday threatened to boycott a presidential election planned for November if he is not brought back to power. / Protesters converged on the capital, Tegucigalpa, after marching for several days from eastern Honduras, while other groups headed by foot to the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula, the country's financial center.

  • Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President
    By Al Giordano - : August 11, 2009
    President Obama ought to think twice before bandying about the word "hypocrisy" again in the way he did last weekend while in Mexico.

  • Presently after 200 years of the beginning of struggle for independence, we're still living a similar situation, said Raul in Ecuador
    Byr : August 11, 2009

  • Is this the coalition that the elites were afraid to see emerge?
    By RAJ - : August 11, 2009
    An article in tomorrow's El Heraldo, one of the pro-coup Honduran newspapers, describes a "strategic-political alliance" emerging with Carlos H. Reyes, running as an independent candidate for president, aided by Manuel Zelaya, the UD party, members of the Liberal party loyal to Zelaya, and "popular and progressive sectors of the PINU", to be announced in the next few days. 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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