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"We are not asking you to intervene in Honduras, to the contrary, we are asking the empire to remove its claws from Honduras and Latin America ... and dismantle the base at Guantanamo, where people are tortured."
President Hugo Chávez

Honduras Coup - Day 50 - August 16, 2009

  • Chávez pleads for the dismantling of U.S. bases
    By Michelle Andujar - : August 16, 2009
    Many Latin American leaders and political analysts such as James Petras have accused the U.S. of being behind the military coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras on June 28. / The witnesses include Zelaya himself, who told Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez that after he was kidnapped out of his home by military men, he was taken on a plane directly to the U.S. military base of Palmerola, in Honduras, where American soldiers exchanged words with the military men and then decided to send him to Costa Rica (Link).

  • HONDURAS: Is It "Clockwork Orange" Time? Videos of State Repression That Will Make You Say "Yes"
    By : August 16, 2009
    The following videos show repression of protesters by the Honduran police and military. I could build a long list of people in Honduras and Washington who should be forced to watch these.

  • An Urgent Appeal from Radio Progreso in Honduras
    By Radio Progreso - : August 16, 2009
    A Day After Its Reporters Were Arrested and Beaten by Coup Regime: "People of the World, Don't Leave Us Alone"
    Radio Progreso was placed under siege by an army contingent the very day of the coup d'etat. At gunpoint and without a warrant, the military penetrated our facilities and forced us to silence our equipment.

  • Chávez Says U.S. Troops Involved in Ouster of Honduras's Zelaya
    By Daniel Cancel - : August 16, 2009
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he has information that indicates that U.S. troops were involved in removing deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from power and putting him on a plane to neighboring Costa Rica. / Zelaya told Chávez that when he was awakened by armed Honduran troops on June 28 he was taken to the U.S. military base in Honduras and that U.S. generals made the decision to send him to Costa Rica, Chávez said today.

  • US military denies role in Honduras coup flight
    By Freddy Cuevas, AP - : August 16, 2009
    The U.S. military says its troops in Honduras did not know of and played no part in a flight that took ousted President Manuel Zelaya to exile following a military coup. / Southern Command spokesman Robert Appin says U.S. forces at Soto Cano "were not involved in the flight that carried President Zelaya to Costa Rica on June 28." / He said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that U.S. troops "had no knowledge or part in the decisions made for the plane to land, refuel and take off."

  • US 'involved in Honduras military coup'
    By : August 16, 2009
    The United States was involved in a military coup in Honduras that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, a top aide to Zelaya says. / Before heading to Costa Rica, the Honduran military plane that flew Zelaya into exile stopped to refuel at the Soto Cato air base (Palmerola) where at least 500 US troops are based, said Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of Zelaya.

  • The dominant Canadian media's coverage
    of the coup in Honduras has been atrocious

    By Yves Engler - : August 16, 2009
    Even a close observer of the Canadian press would know almost nothing about the ongoing demonstrations, blockades and work stoppages calling for the return of elected President Manuel Zelaya. / The Canadian media has also ignored the fact that Canada is the only major donor to Honduras yet to sever any aid to the military government.

  • "The Only Crime": Testimony of Marcial Hernandez,
    beaten, detained and hospitalized in Honduras

    By Sandra Cuffe - : August 16, 2009
    Repression against the national movement against the military coup in Honduras has become a daily occurrence. All over the country, police and the army are using tactics of terror and violence to disperse protests and illegally detain demonstrators.

  • Zelaya may return to Honduras even if he faces arrest
    By Tyler Bridges - : August 16, 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.

  • Aide: Zelaya plane stopped at base with US troops
    By Freddy Cuevas, AP - : August 16, 2009
    Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of the deposed government, said the Honduran military plane carrying Zelaya took off from the capital's Toncontin airport, then stopped for fuel at the Soto Cano air base before heading to Costa Rica. She said Zelaya did not get off the plane during the stop.

  • In US mission, Honduran coup leaders seek recognition
    By : August 16, 2009
    A Honduran government mission is going to visit Washington next Monday to seek international recognition, the de facto President Roberto Micheletti says. / Micheletti, speaking to reporters on Saturday in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, noted that his coup-installed government intends to ensure that "the doors of the world are open to Honduras," AFP reported.

  • Venezuela respons to Obama's hyopcrisy
    By : August 16, 2009
    Below Green Left Weekly publishes a response to Obama's comments from Roy Chaderton Matos, Venezuela' permanent representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS).

  • Honduras coup made in Washington?
    By Saeed Shabazz - : August 16, 2009
    A delegation of citizens from the Central American nation Honduras recently gathered on the steps of city hall to ask for U.S. support of efforts to restore their democratically elected president to power.

  • El Tiempo Turns Against Honduran Coup
    By : August 16, 2009
    One of Honduras' big newspaper, El Tiempo, has recently shifted its position on the military coup. Like El Heraldo and La Prensa, El Tiempo has backed the coup d'etat, but recently it has changed its course. 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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