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Honduras Coup - Day 60 - August 26, 2009

  • Honduran resistance goes it alone
    By TheRealNews - : August 26, 2009

    60 days of anti-coup protests show persistence in civil disobedience and little faith in the international community.

  • Honduras: resistance continues despite repression
    By : August 26, 2009
    On Aug. 22 a delegation from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, or CIDH in Spanish), an agency of the Organization of American States (OAS), issued what it called "preliminary observations" on the human rights situation in Honduras since a June 28 coup removed president José Manuel Zelaya Rosales from office. The delegation, headed by Luz Patricia Mejía Guerrero, said that from its visit it had "confirmed the existence of a pattern of disproportionate use of public force, arbitrary detentions, and the control of information aimed at limiting political participation by a sector of the citizenry."

  • Transcript of State Dept. Press Briefing: Visas, Military Coups and Recognizing the Winner of Next Honduran Election
    By : August 26, 2009
    The visa issue was a minor aspect of the briefing and a few of the reporters decided to put the screws to the State Dept. representative on two issues in particular: Was it or was it not a military coup? and If Zelaya is not returned to the presidency by the time the elections are held, will the US recognize the winner regardless?

  • The State Department and Honduras
    By : August 26, 2009
    It is worth reading the transcript of a conference call a "senior State Department official" had with reporters, mostly Latin American. Those reporters asked some very good questions and kept probing, in a way that reporters from the U.S. have not.

  • Insulza Invites Zelaya to Speak to OAS Again
    By : August 26, 2009
    Disgusting. Insulza has invited Zelaya to address the OAS again. This clearly shows how unwilling Insulza is to change his views, and reveals this week's OAS chancellors misison as a meaningless charade.

  • Is he or isn't he? maybe Hugo Llorens knows
    By : August 26, 2009
    Now that the US has finally begun to move, albeit creakily, toward more sanctions on the recalcitrant de facto regime (as the clock ticks toward Monday's scheduled kickoff of the election campaign, already compromised...), rumors are in the air, and in the press. This morning, Honduras' El Heraldo published that "it has leaked out that the US ambassador, Hugo Llorens, will not return to the country by order of the State Department."

  • World recession, revolution and counter-revolution in Latin America
    By : August 26, 2009
    The Honduran coup sent a warning to the oppressed masses throughout Latin America. It reflected the fear of the establishment that more and more governments could go over to the camp of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. At the same time the hundreds of thousands on the streets of the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, ready to defy the soldiers, underlined the scale of the resistance.

  • First Military Coup of 21st Century Reverses Honduran Women's Gains in Human Rights
    By Margaret Thompson - - : August 26, 2009
    The military coup d'état in Honduras on June 28th has seriously eroded democratic institutions and hard-fought gains in women's human rights and human rights in general. Setbacks include the takeover and militarization of the National Institute of Women (INAM) by the defacto coup administration, the suspension of 25 people including 18 women from their jobs at INAM, and violent repression by security forces of feminists who were protesting in front of the ministry, ordered by the defacto appointed Minister of Women.

  • Catalyzing a New Movement: The Coup and Honduran Women
    By Laura Carlsen - : August 26, 2009
    In this poor Central American nation, feminists have been organizing for years in defense of women's rights, equality, and against violence. When the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly exiled by the armed forces, women from all over the country spontaneously organized to protect themselves and their families and demand a return to democracy. They called the new umbrella organization "Feminists in Resistance."

  • Honduran crisis necessitates new sanctions
    By Jennifer Moore - : August 26, 2009
    Failure on the part of the OAS to reach an agreement for the return of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya yesterday signals the beginning of a new stage, says Radio Progreso correspondent Félix Molina. As the diplomatic mission left Tegucigalpa on Tuesday without approval for the San José Accord from de facto leader Roberto Micheletti Bain, the Honduran journalist says new sanctions are needed "that should include trade, economic, financing, and migratory elements."

  • OAS chief still has hope for Honduran settlement
    By Foster Klug, AP - : August 26, 2009
    The head of the Organization of American States held out hope Wednesday for a resolution of the Honduran presidential crisis even after the high-level delegation he led to the Central American country failed to arrange for ousted President Manuel Zelaya's return.

  • Solidarity protests against the coup
    By Kevin Chojczak and Chris Murphy - : August 26, 2009
    Activists gathered in several U.S. cities in August to protest the military coup in Honduras and stand in support of ordinary Hondurans.

  • Honduras coup government defiant
    By : August 26, 2009
    Honduran interim President Roberto Micheletti says that his government does not fear an embargo. He also says he does not need the support of the Organization of American States.

  • Honduras defiant over elections
    By BBC - : August 26, 2009
    The Honduran interim government says it will go ahead with presidential elections in November, even if results are not recognised by other countries.

  • OAS-led mission ends visit to Honduras without breaking political deadlock
    By Xinhua - : August 26, 2009
    A delegation of foreign ministers headed by the Organization of American States (OAS) ended its mission here Tuesday without breaking the political deadlock in Honduras.

  • Chile, El Salvador condemn coup in Honduras
    By Xinhua - : August 26, 2009
    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and her Salvadorian counterpart Mauricio Funes on Tuesday condemned the June 28 coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Spanish judge does not approve rupture of constitutional order in Honduras
    By Xinhua - : August 26, 2009
    "At this point of the history, it is an absolute anachronism to find a violent solution to issues that can be solved through dialogue and understanding in democracy", Garzon told a forum on human rights. "That is the argument that makes me be against this coup", he added. 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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