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Honduras Coup - Day 63 - August 29, 2009

  • Honduras Update August 29 2009
    By Emile Schepers - : August 29, 2009
    The major demand now being taken up across Latin America is that all countries, including the United States, declare that they will NOT recognize any government that comes out of such a flawed election scenario. This means that economic sanctions that have been imposed to back the demand for the return of Zelaya would continue beyond the elections.

  • Atlanta-Honduras Solidarity Rally Held
    By Jonathan Springston - : August 29, 2009
    A coalition of local human rights activists held a downtown rally in solidarity with the people of Honduras, Friday, August 28, 2009, marking the two-month anniversary of the ouster and forced exile of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Reflections on Peaceful Protest and Constitutional Dialogue in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    By David Maxted - : August 29, 2009
    Having been there and spoken with many participants and other people in San Pedro, I feel comfortable saying that, contrary to what can be gleaned by most news outlets, the protesters who support Zelaya and the referendum do not simply want to create disorder—they want to peacefully express their political views in seeking a peaceful resolution to the crisis. These protesters are not people paid by Hugo Chavez (or anyone else), and are certainly not necessarily "socialists" in the strong sense of the word—they are simply the workers, teachers, laborers, farmers, lawyers, and many others of Honduras who believe their president was illegally removed, and who wish to express this belief through collective action.

  • Hardball with Honduras Honchos
    By Thelma Mejía - : August 29, 2009
    The hardening of the posture of the régime has its counterpart in the firm positions of those fighting for the return of Zelaya to the presidency. Among the opposition's plans are continued street demonstrations and a boycott of the election process originally set to conclude with a vote on November 29.

  • Zelaya rejects crisis plan of Honduras' interim government
    By Xinhua - : August 29, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Friday in Nicaragua's capital Managua he would reject any crisis plan offered by the Honduran interim government that demands that he give up his presidential claim.

  • Uruguay disavows de facto Honduran ambassadress
    By Xinhua - : August 29, 2009
    The Uruguayan government disavowed on Friday de facto Honduran ambassadress Carmen Eleonora Ortez Willams for not representing the legitimate government of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Recall ambassador from Honduras
    By Bill R. Douglas, Des Moines - : August 29, 2009
    The United States has rightly condemned the further imprisonment of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and called for further sanctions on the military coup regime in Myanmar. But the Obama administration has not followed U.S. law and withdrawn its ambassador from Honduras or imposed sanctions on the military coup regime there.

  • A response to citicism from coup supporters in Honduras
    By : August 29, 2009
    We may have disagreements of substance about President Zelaya's policies. Those out of power in any government have the right to be opposed to governmental policies, and to speak out about those differences. But in this case, the legal, constitutional government was forcibly disrupted due to differences in opinion about policies.

  • Honduras Coup Marks Two Months
    By : August 29, 2009
    The de facto government is facing an increasing international isolation and a dangerous economic crisis, characterized by suspension of the foreign credit and stoppage of several activities, due to political tensions.

  • Coup in Honduras enters its third month
    By Bill Van Auken - : August 29, 2009
    Despite mass popular resistance and formal condemnations of the coup by Washington, the Organization of American States and various Latin American governments, the coup regime headed by Roberto Micheletti remains in power and is preparing to stage rigged elections to choose Zelaya's successor. 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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