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Honduras Coup - Day 49 - August 15, 2009

  • Uruguay, Mexico disavow de facto Honduran gov't
    By Xinhua - : August 15, 2009
    Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon disavowed the de facto Honduran government in a joint declaration Friday. / During their meeting in Montevideo, the two presidents issued a declaration stating that the Honduran "constitutional government is led by President Manuel Zelaya." The declaration also expressed their refusal to recognize any government that resulted from the disruption of constitutional order.

  • Obama on Hypocrisy
    Throwing Stones from the Green ... er ... Whitehouse

    By Kim Petersen - : August 15, 2009
    I agree with Obama that hypocrisy stinks, and it should not be a part of his administration – or any administration. In the case of Honduras, Obama rejects calls for tougher sanctions. However, he has not shirked from continuing tough sanctions on, for example, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and Myanmar. Hypocrisy, as most people know, is when you say one thing and contradict it.

  • Honduras: Sufficient Number of People Killed,
    Maimed and Tortured for NYT to Say "Basta?"

    By : August 15, 2009
    Maybe, but as the mouthpiece for official Washington, the NYT is not expressing anguish for the right reasons. Simply, there have been a sufficient number of people in Honduras killed, maimed and tortured that running the fan club for the Micheletti golpista regime is rapidly becoming a libaility, especially in international circles. At this point, NOT denouncing the golpistas is indefensible for the NYT and the Obama administration.

  • Supporters of Deposed President Zelaya Urge Restoration
    By Emile Schepers - : August 15, 2009 of Friday, August 14, Zelaya is still on the outside while labor unions and peasant and student organizations within Honduras have been left to battle against the coup regime, headed by former President of Congress Roberto Micheletti, without enough practical international support to reverse the coup.

  • Zelaya may return to Honduras even if he faces arrest
    By Tyler Bridges - : August 15, 2009
    Ousted President Manuel Zelaya's closest collaborators here are advising him to return to Honduras even if that means that the de facto government now in power will arrest him immediately. / They say that Zelaya's return would dramatically scramble the political landscape in this small Central American country, where Zelaya's replacement, President Roberto Micheletti, seems intent on withstanding widespread international pressure to step aside.

  • Honduras: repression continues; Obama acquiescing in coup?
    By : August 15, 2009
    Many protesters were brutally beaten by police, and photo documentation of gruesome injuries are online at the website for the human rights group COFADEH. Over the same two days, the campesino organization COPINH led a hundreds-strong march from Comayagua to Tegucigalpa.

  • US Ambassador Hugo Llorens Discloses Secrets of the Honduran Coup; Chinese Viewing Prohibited
    By Belén Fernández - : August 15, 2009
    Washington’s Man in Tegucigalpa Met Friday Morning with Human Rights Observers in What He Termed an Intimate Conversation
    While awaiting the arrival of United States Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens to a meeting at the US embassy in Tegucigalpa Friday morning, Deputy Mission Chief Simon Henshaw spoke to an American human rights delegation from Global Exchange.

  • The Honduras Civil Resistance Cracks the Oligarchy
    By Al Giordano - : August 15, 2009
    In the past week or so, though, a series of violent attacks by coup police and military against peaceful demonstrators — and the press that covers them — in the second-largest city of San Pedro Sula have apparently pricked the conscience of El Tiempo and its coverage has taken a 180-degree turn. This can be seen as a barometer of how the coup is losing support even among the highest echelons of the oligarchy.

  • "Will no One Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest?":
    Legal Retaliation Threatened for Calling for Boycotting the Election

    By : August 15, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti might well want to echo this famous cry of England's King Henry II, frustrated by Archibishop Thomas Becket, as Honduras' independent clergy continue to break ranks with their own archbishop, apologist for the coup. / And as with Becket, there are officials of the Micheletti regime ready to take up the challenge.

  • Argentina: Honduran precedent dangerous for region
    By Michael Warren, AP - : August 15, 2009
    Argentina wants ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya reinstated as soon as possible — a desire shared by Mexico. Taiana said too many countries are still just emerging from dictatorships and can't afford to see it happen again &mdash even if the courts and legislature back the military. Such institutional support for a coup is especially dangerous, he said.

  • No Future Predicted for Honduras Elections
    By : August 15, 2009
    The Honduras political crisis puts in jeopardy the general elections foreseen for the end of this year, which will lack future without the restoration of the constitutional order, sentences today local daily Tiempo. 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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