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Honduras Coup - Day 53 - August 19, 2009

  • Honduras Update August 19
    By Emile Schepers - : August 19, 2009
    Last night what appear to have been thousands of vehicles from motor scooters to trucks paraded through the streets of Tegucigalpa while drivers and passengers shouted slogans demanding an end to the coup regime and the return of President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya. People who saw it say it was a very impressive spectacle.

  • Alvaro Uribe, Hugo Chavez, and the Hypocrisy of the American Right
    By Daniel Luban - : August 19, 2009
    These critics denied any partisan motive, insisting that their only concern was for democratic institutions and constitutional procedure. Mary Anastasia O'Grady, the Wall Street Journal editorial writer who has been the most ardent American defender of the Honduran coup, proclaimed in its wake that "The struggle against chavismo has never been about left-right politics. It is about defending the independence of institutions that keep presidents from becoming dictators." But when Uribe takes identical steps? Not a peep. The message is clear: the term-limits issue is fair game when it can be used to foster hysteria about chavismo and paint every left-of-center Latin American leader as a would-be totalitarian.

  • The Anti-Coup Caravan: The Honduran Resistance Goes Out on the Town!
    By : August 19, 2009
    Last night I was watching Cholusat Sur TV ( from Tegucigalpa and they had a live camera covering a glorious event. It was a caravan stretching way into the distance that consisted of members of the Honduran Resistance. Having endured many 6pm to 6am curfews, it must have felt good to get in the car, crank up the radio, and scream your guts out. The people in the caravan were ecstatic and those standing outside waiting to greet them were just as excited.

  • Introducing Micheletti, Man of God
    By Belén Fernández - : August 19, 2009
    Micheletti explains that his lack of insomnia is closely linked with his faith in God and that he consistently prays for peace and tranquility in the country, where military actions against Zelaya were justified by the constitution.

  • Latin leftists fear a Honduras coup domino effect
    By Alexandra Olson (AP) - : August 19, 2009
    Manuel Zelaya's chances of getting restored to the Honduran presidency become more distant with each passing week. Across Latin America, his allies and foes alike see a precedent being set. / It's a glimmer of hope for the region's conservative elite, which has watched with dismay over the past decade as a wave of leftist presidents has risen to power, promising to topple the establishment and give greater power to the poor.

  • The Latin American policies of Richard Milhous Obama
    By Wayne Madsen - : August 19, 2009
    The Obama administration is not only maintaining the Bush administration's policies, which seek to promote confrontation with the progressive bloc of Latin American nations, but is actually hearkening back to the past imperialistic policies of the administration of Richard Nixon.

  • President Garcia meets deposed Honduran leader at Government Palace
    By Andina - : August 19, 2009
    Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez met with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya at the Government Palace in Lima. Manuel Zelaya is in the Peruvian capital of Lima as part of a series of visits to various Latin American countries.

  • No Cracks in the Coup Regime – It's All Part of the Plan
    By : August 19, 2009
    Micheletti, golpista extraordinaire, suggested two days ago that it was an "error" to have kidnapped President Zelaya. He said that it was a different "sector" that had committed this act and that those responsible would have to answer for it. / Many, especially liberals, believe this to be a crack in the coup regime. No, this is housekeeping requested by the US. The report this week that the US military at Soto Cano Air Base was in on the kidnapping of President elaya made the housekeeping mandatory.

  • Honduran interim president says he don't care
    whether next government recognized or not

    By : August 19, 2009
    Interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti has said that he does not care whether the elections in November are recognized by the Bolivarian Alternativefor the Americas (ALBA) or not.

  • Ousted Honduran president appoints ambassadress to Nicaragua
    By : August 19, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya appointed in exile a new ambassadress to Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos said on Tuesday.

  • Defacto Honduran gov't seeks withdrawal from ALBA
    By : August 19, 2009
    The Honduran congress will consider the country's withdrawal from the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), local press Tuesday quoted post-coup leader Roberto Micheletti as saying. "We believe there will be a decision with our government and the National Congress," Micheletti said in an interview published on local press "La Prensa."

  • Costa Rica to withdraw Honduran diplomats' accreditation
    By Xinhua via COMTEX - : August 19, 2009
    The Costa Rican government announced on Tuesday that it would disavow Honduran ambassadress Koritza Suazo, as it was requested by ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. Suazo is a member of the defacto Honduran government of Roberto Micheletti, who is not recognized as Honduran president by the Latin American nations.

  • Honduras: Amnesty reveals photographic evidence of
    brutal police violence against peaceful protesters

    By : August 19, 2009
    Amnesty International today published a series of exclusive photos and testimonies revealing serious ill-treatment by police and military of peaceful protesters in the capital, Tegucigalpa. The organization warned that beatings and mass arrests are being used as a way of punishing people for voicing their opposition to the military-backed coup d'etat in June.

  • Amnesty: Honduras Photos and Protestor Testimonies
    Show Extent of Police Violence

    By Robert Naiman - : August 19, 2009
    There has been very little attention in the U.S. press to repression in Honduras under the coup regime. Hopefully, that will now change: Amnesty International issued a report today documenting "serious ill-treatment by police and military of peaceful protesters" in Honduras, warning that "beatings and mass arrests are being used as a way of punishing people for voicing their opposition" to the coup.

  • Micheletti Rejects Arias Plan, Says Zelaya Will Be Arrested
    By : August 19, 2009
    The interim president of Honduras, who came to power after the disputed ouster of Pres. Manuel Zelaya, says the former president will be arrested if he attempts to re-enter Honduras from neighboring Nicaragua. Micheletti says he is the legitimate president of Honduras and will not agree to a plan being negotiated by Costa Rica's Pres. Oscar Arias, which would have Zelaya return to finish the rest of his term in office.

  • The liberal majority and small businesspeople are against the coup regime
    By Jennifer Moore - alainet.or : August 19, 2009
    No. As long as Zelaya does not return, we will not support the electoral process. If Manuel Zelaya is not here, the electoral process is not reliable because they will not allow a political campaign to take place. They will do what they like with the ballot boxes because the world will not be watching.

  • Protesters targeted, beaten in Honduras - Amnesty
    By Agence France-Presse - : August 19, 2009
    Protestors in Honduras are being beaten and arrested by police and the military for opposing the de facto government, Amnesty International says. The London-based rights organisation said today it had collected evidence of mass arrests and violence against protesters by authorities since the interim government came to power in the June 28 bloodless coup.

  • Resistance against Coup Continues in Tegucigalpa and Honduran Communities
    By : August 19, 2009
    Popular resistance against the coup d'état in Honduras continues with marches in Tegucigalpa and actions to raise awareness in communities, announced the leaders of the movement. 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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