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Honduras Coup - Day 56 - August 22, 2009

  • Honduras: 'A final offensive is needed'
    By Ricardo Arturo Salgado - : August 22, 2009
    If we stop awhile to think about it, the pillage the golpistas are literally carrying out not only shows their brazen ambition and likely their premonition of being close to their time, but also it will leave Zelaya with a desolate country. / Above all, a new government, which will be from the left, will inherit a grave situation. They are already clearing the road for future destabilisation.

  • Group Says Honduran Cops on Rape Spree Since Coup
    By : August 22, 2009
    The group Feministas de Honduras en Resistencia said Thursday that is has documented 19 instances of rape by police officers since the June 28 coup that ousted President Mel Zelaya.

  • OAS delegation of foreign ministers to Honduras to begin Monday
    By : August 22, 2009
    A Delegation of the Organization of American States (OAS) will visit Honduras beginning Monday, August 24, to meet with different public and private entities with the goal of promoting the signing of the San Jose Accord. The delegation is to be made up of the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as by OAS Secretary General Josť Miguel Insulza.

  • De facto Honduran gov't supporters demand bank loans
    By Xinhua - : August 22, 2009
    Supporters of the de facto Honduran government protested Friday in front of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) headquarters here, demanding an end to the ban on loans to Hondurans.

  • Escalating Sexual Aggression Against Women Protesting Military Coup
    By : August 22, 2009
    Global & national media are ignoring the growing intensity of sexual aggression and torture of women demonstrators in Honduras after the military coup d'etat & and violent repression, according to Honduran feminists and activists.

  • Brazil calls for stronger U.S. action on Honduras
    By Xinhua - : August 22, 2009
    Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, in a bid to ask for a stronger U.S. action on the Honduran issue, local media reported.

  • Foreign diplomats in Honduras stay put
    By AFP - : August 22, 2009
    Defiant Argentine diplomats have bunkered down in their Tegucigalpa compound ignoring a deadline from the country's military-backed government to leave Honduras. / Diplomatic sources said on Friday Argentine charge d'affaires Alejandro Amura was holed up at his residence on orders from Buenos Aires, which has refused to recognise the interim Honduran government that gained power in a June 28 coup.

  • Human Rights Watch, Speak Up on Honduras Coup!
    By Robert Naiman - : August 22, 2009
    On Friday nearly 100 Latin America scholars and experts sent an open letter to Human Rights Watch urging HRW to speak up about human rights violations in Honduras under the coup regime and to conduct its own investigation of these abuses. The letters' signers include Honduras experts Dana Frank and Adrienne Pine, Latin America experts Eric Hershberg, John Womack, and Greg Grandin, and noted authors Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein.

  • Commission confirms rights violations in Honduras
    By AFP - : August 22, 2009
    A delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights confirmed that coup leaders in Honduras have committed violations of human rights.

  • Honduras release Zelaya's imprisoned followers
    By Xinhua - : August 22, 2009
    Eighteen followers of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who had been imprisoned for making riots in the capital, were released on Friday. A total of 24 Zelaya's supporters were accused of rebellion, robbery, arson and damages to private property during the Aug. 12 protest. The six people who remain in custody face some extra indictment concerning jeopardizing national security and will face a 60-day hearing in court.

  • Spain expels, Jose Eduardo Martell, the ambassador of Honduras
    By : August 22, 2009
    A spokesperson said that the expulsion is for their adherence to the de facto government that emerged after the coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya, announced the Organization of American States.

  • Honduras Update August 22, 2009
    By : August 22, 2009
    The Mexican newspaper "El Informador" reports that president Manuel Zelaya says he is ready to return to Tegucigalpa to sign the San Jose proposal, produced by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias in his role as mediator of the Honduras conflict. 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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