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Honduras Coup - Day 48 - August 14, 2009

  • Rush Hour Picket Demands U.S. Government Withdraw Support for Honduran Coup Leaders
    By Jason Pramas - : August 14, 2009
    "Zelaya was a traitor to his class, and his crimes were numerous. One, raising the minimum wage. Two, providing free meals & entry into the public schools. Three, ending the concession of new mines to foreign companies. Four, attempting to nationalize Honduras' energy infrastructure. Five, having initiated the process for Cuba's re-entry into the Organization of American States. Six, planning to close down the sole US military base in Central America. Seven, and finally, encouraging the process of creating a constitution that would include the participation of the Indian, the unionist, the Afro-Honduran, the woman, the campesino, the maquila worker, and all those sectors of society marginalized throughout the history of the country."

  • Pro-Coup Honduras Presidential Candidate Elvin Santos Is a Key Beneficiary of Continued US Government Funding
    By Bill Conroy and Al Giordano - : August 14, 2009
    The Liberal Party Nominee's Construction Company Enjoys a Multi-Million Dollar Contract, Government Records Show
    A taxpayer funded US foreign aid agency, chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, earlier this year inked a multi-million dollar contract with a company controlled by one of the ringleaders of the recent coup d'état against the democratically elected president of Honduras, according to documents obtained by Narco News.

  • Honduran Coup Troops Charge at Students
    By : August 14, 2009
    Hondura's pro-coup forces beat students of the Cuban Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), who are visiting their country and paid medical assistance to several wounded demonstrators.

  • Honduras Resistance continues
    By Prensa Latina - : August 14, 2009
    The National Front against the coup d'Etat stated Thursday that the peaceful struggle will continue until the recovery of the State of Law, despite the violent repression sparked off by the army and the police.

  • Article 239 does not legitimate Zelaya's removal
    By : August 14, 2009
    Efrain Moncada Silva has an editorial in today's La Tribuna talking about article 239 of the Honduran Constitution. There's still too much misinformation out there about this clause, and what it means, and whether Zelaya was ever accused, formally, of violating it.

  • If It Walks and Talks Like a Coup ...
    By Robert Huish - : August 14, 2009
    It's a strange thing about militaries, the further you are from them, the gentler they look. When they have you in their sights, however, there is nothing tame about them. Poverty and social inequity behave the same way. They may seem manageable from afar, but they are not so cuddly up close. Especially when both unfold together, as they do, in a coup in Honduras.

  • Honduras Coup: The Labor Angle
    By Kari Lydersen - : August 14, 2009
    Maintaining the labor status quo was a major reason for the coup, according to four Honduran community and non-governmental leaders who visited Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago in the past few weeks. This is a status quo where, like much of Latin America, large multinational companies or local powerful, wealthy families typically get their way and exploit natural resources and cheap labor with little accountability.

  • Cuba Medical School Students Visiting Honduras Attacked by Golpista Forces
    By : August 14, 2009
    Honduran coup forces have attacked students from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) who are visiting the country and who were giving medical attention to injured demonstrators.

  • Judge Nullifies University Arrests
    By : August 14, 2009
    Judge Iván Castelar, of Tegucigalpa has invalidated the raid the Policia Nacional conducted on the Teaching University in Tegucigalpa. He ruled that the police "violated the university".

  • Human rights observers and the National Front Against the Coup
    denounce escalating repression

    By Jennifer Moore - : August 14, 2009
    On Thursday, almost seven weeks since President Manuel Zelaya was ousted, the National Front Against the Coup held a press conference in the Honduran capital to denounce excessive violence and repression. They also criticized the coup regime for using detention centres associated with violence, disappearances and torture during the 1980s.

  • Ousted Honduran president says not to return home now
    By : August 14, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said on Thursday that he would not return to his country for the moment, as there was a death threat against him.

  • OAS president "not welcome" in Honduras: Micheletti
    By Xinhua - : August 14, 2009
    A plan for Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Jose Miguel Insulza to visit Honduras met resistance from de facto Honduran president Roberto Micheletti on Thursday.

  • Dangers in US ambivalence to ditched Honduran democracy
    By Seumas Milne - : August 14, 2009
    If Honduras were Iran or Burma, the assault on its democracy would be a global cause celebre. Instead, Obama just sits idly on his hands...

  • Obama and the Honduran Crisis:
    Friend or Foe of Enlightened Change?

    By Natalie Alfaro - : August 14, 2009
    Late last month the State Department finally revoked diplomatic visas for four of those responsible for Honduras' June 28 coup. But just last week the same State Department sent a letter to the Senate that incredibly names President Zelaya, not the coup plotters, as responsible for his own ouster. The U.S. response to the coup should not be a matter of supporting or rejecting the prior actions of Manuel Zelaya; it's a matter of supporting or rejecting a flagrant usurpation of Hondurans' right to exercise their democratic will.

  • Open Letter to the Presidents of the Union of South American Nations
    By Hugo Chávez Frías - : August 14, 2009
    I would like to begin by recalling the fact that on August 10, 1809, the valiant Ecuadorian people proclaimed the First Cry of their dearly desired independence in Quito. The same city that today, 200 years after first embarking on our incessant process of independence, we gather for the purpose of responding to an irrevocable commitment and concrete hope: to honor the effort of a whole generation of freedom fighters, who traced the path of the new republics of Our America.

  • US Ambassador Called to Washington
    By : August 14, 2009
    The United States Ambassador to Honduras has just left Honduras, at the request of the United States Government. Hugo Llorens has been asked to present himself in Washington.

  • President Obama's Latin Challenge
    By Tim Padgett - : August 14, 2009 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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