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Honduras Coup - Day 59 - August 25, 2009

  • OAS Meeting: Micheletti Talks Tough
    By : August 25, 2009
    Interim President Roberto Micheletti said Tuesday he doesn't fear international sanctions aimed at restoring Manuel Zelaya to the presidency, shrugging off a U.S. announcement it will stop issuing most visas at its embassy in Honduras. Micheletti acknowledged the country will suffer consequences for refusing to reinstate Zelaya, but he suggested that nothing short of armed intervention could change the situation.

  • Statement Of The OAS Mission Of Foreign Ministers That Visited Honduras
    By : August 25, 2009
    The Mission of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS) that visited the Republic of Honduras between August 24 and 25, 2009—composed of Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as by the Secretary General of the Organization—issued today the following statement.

  • Juan and Pedro Enter the Honduras Oil Import Business, Coup d'Etat Follows
    By Belén Fernández - : August 25, 2009
    Padre Fausto Milla Returns to Santa Rosa de Copán from Nicaragua and Speaks of His Sunday Meeting with Exiled President Zelaya

  • Honduran Society Faces Contradictions of Illegitimate Institutions
    By Laura Carlsen - : August 25, 2009
    The workings of a modern-day democracy depend on the open and orderly day-to-day functions of institutions based on law. The international community has unanimously agreed that this does not exist in Honduras. But few people outside Honduras really understand what it means to live in a society where the institutions are in the hands of the same people who broke with the rule of law.

  • US to halt visas to pressure coup-hit Honduras
    By AFP - : August 25, 2009
    The United States said Tuesday it was suspending most visa service in Honduras in a bid to put pressure on the nation's coup leaders to accept a plan to restore democracy.

  • Toppling a Coup, Part VI: Electoral, Armed, or Something Else
    By Al Giordano - : August 25, 2009
    For seventeen years, ODECO and the man the organization calls its principal strategist, Celeo Alvarez Casildo, have built what is evidently the largest and most advanced project of community organizing anywhere in (and one that reaches across a wide geographical swathe of) Honduras. / As Afro-Hondurans they have self-organized to defend and expand their civil rights and those of indigenous peoples and other minorities, to win proportional representation in Congress and other governmental bodies, to overturn NAFTA-style initiatives that would have opened the door wider to foreign ownership of Honduran property and resources and, among other conquests, to legalize 32,000 hectares of communal lands.

  • US Continues to Provide Honduran Regime With MCC Aid Money, Despite Having Cut Off Other Countries Following Coups
    By Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) - : August 25, 2009
    The U.S. continues to provide the coup regime in Honduras with tens of millions of dollars in aid money through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), despite having cut off MCC assistance to Mauritania and Madagascar following coups d'etat in those countries, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) describes in a new issue brief.

  • Could it be true? Reports of US sanctions being enacted
    By : August 25, 2009
    Since the OAS commission has now come and gone without evident effect, the last rationale the US had for waiting to act has been removed. Adrienne Pine has published an important statement by 20 Liberal Party congress members who condemn the coup, and call for the signing of the San Jose Accord. These individuals are taking enormous risks, and one hopes the US will not leave them exposed for no reason.

  • Well, Lookie Here.
    Human Rights Watch Responds by Laying It All at IACHR's Feet

    By : August 25, 2009
    The finding by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of widespread abuses in Honduras should compel the international community to take firm action, such as targeted sanctions, to resolve the country's ongoing crisis, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • Declaration of Congressmembers Against the Coup
    By Cathy Cockrell - : August 25, 2009
    We reiterate our condemnation of the Coup d'Etat perpetrated the past June 28 against the Liberal Government of the Constitutional President of the Republic, Don José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, legitimately elected by the Honduran people, which has exposed us to the world as a country that resolves its differences resorting to force and illegality, for which the international community unanimously has reacted disclaiming and rejecting the de facto government.

  • Scholars protest repression of colleagues in Honduras
    By Cathy Cockrell - : August 25, 2009
    In a petition spearheaded by Rosemary Joyce, chair of anthropology at Berkeley, scholars and academics across the United States are speaking out against the current regime in Honduras. The letter from scholars, circulating online, urges the U.S. government to sanction the regime for "escalated violence directed at our counterparts in universities and research centers in Honduras," including "deaths and unwarranted manhandling of respected scholars."

  • OAS Mission to End Talks in Honduras
    By : August 25, 2009
    The foreign ministers' mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), which is seeking a negotiated solution to the political crisis in this country is concluding its works on Tuesday, without hints of any solution so far. / De facto President Roberto Micheletti told press that the OAS mission "does not have to come to tell what to do" and reiterated their refusal to accept the return of Constitutional President Manuel Zelaya, as part of the requirements to solve the conflict.

  • National Resistance Still on the Streets and So Are the Repressors
    By : August 25, 2009
    Reports out of Tegucigalpa yesterday warned of a significant increase of military on the streets. Evidently, after the National Resistance concert on Sunday, military clubbed some of the concert goers, threatened to kill them, and then released them.

  • Cook up the Arroz Congris and Ropa Vieja, the Miami Cubans Are Coming!
    By : August 25, 2009
    So, let's see Cuban terrorist, Ralph Nodarse lives in Honduras, Cuban terrorist Armando Valladares is on his way to Honduras, and Cuban terrorist, Rodolfo Frometa is ready to pack his bags to come to Honduras. Read more on the ever-growing Cuban connection.

  • Anti-Coup Rally Near OAS-De Facto Regime Meeting's Venue
    By : August 25, 2009
    Thousands of Hondurans demanded Monday the return of the constitutional order, when a mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) traveled to the Central American country to negotiate a solution to the situation created after the military coup of June 28.

  • OAS Holding Talks in Honduras
    By : August 25, 2009
    Foreign ministers from the Organization of American States on Monday began the search for a diplomatic way out of the political crisis in Honduras caused by the ouster of President Mel Zelaya.

  • The OAS yet again in Honduras
    By : August 25, 2009
    So the essential question is whether the OAS delegates bring anything new to the table. What pressures are member governments willing to exert on the coup government?

  • Honduran Coup – Final Hours
    By : August 25, 2009
    The delegation from the Organization of American States was the most prominent group of officials to visit Honduras since Zelaya was arrested and hustled out of the country June 28, prompting criticism from governments around the world. "We hope to meet with the interim government and other sectors (of Honduran society) who are able to support all the points in the San Jose accord, including the reinstatement of President Zelaya," Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno told reporters.

  • OAS team holds talks in Honduras
    By : August 25, 2009
    A delegation of foreign ministers from the Organisation of American States has arrived in Honduras for a two-day visit aimed at ending the crisis set off by the ouster of Manuel Zelaya. The delegation held talks on Monday with the military-backed interim government to pressure them to reinstall Zelaya. 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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