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Honduras Coup - Day 66 - September 01, 2009

  • Washington Refuses to Call Off Its Dogs in Honduras
    By Glen Ford - - : September 01, 2009
    The "new face" of U.S. policy in Latin America is just that: a face, a false front. Barack Obama's famous smile is a Greek mask, behind which lurks the same old Uncle Sam that plunged nearly all of Latin America into military and oligarchic rule in the period following World War Two. The U.S. is trying to run out the clock on Honduras's democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a June 28 coup that could not have happened without Washington's approval and ongoing support.

  • Honduras Update September 1 2009
    By Emile Schepers - : September 01, 2009
    Since yesterday the legitimate president of Honduras, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, has been in Washington D.C. to shore up support for his return to power. Today he met with representatives to the O.A.S. from various countries. He commented to the press that his efforts are not moving forward as fast as he would like because of the lack of mechanisms for other countries to impact the situation.

  • Political Candidates: Some Off Like a Shot, Others Vow to Boycott Elections
    By : September 01, 2009
    The campaign for the general elections on November 29 in Honduras officially began today and has been rejected by extensive social sectors opposed to the military coup that took place last June 28.

  • Chavez's Lines: Bariloche -- Good Strike!
    By Hugo Chávez Frías - : September 01, 2009
    The imperial strategy has always been notable for the weakening and dissolution of any attempt the peoples have made to determine their own destiny. The ancient and recent history confirms it. There is no possible domination if the processes of sovereignty and independence are not undermined. This is the reason why the empire fears the South American progress towards unity.

  • Brighton resident trains a watchful eye on Honduras
    By Helmut Enns - : September 01, 2009
    Being an unbiased observer of conflict is one thing, but being unbiased during a barrage of tear gas is quite another. "That was probably the biggest challenge for me," said Brighton resident Helmut Enns, who just returned from an 11-day observation mission to Honduras with the American organization Quest For Peace.

  • A Canadian in Honduras: Eyewitness to the Coup Resistance
    By Ashley Holly - - : September 01, 2009
    Twenty Honduran youth gather in an abandoned building to learn about socialist history and ideas. "The history of social change," begins the facilitator ... "we need to understand our history to know where we are today." We are greeted by a young boy whose resemblance to Che gives me chills. "We're the students. The workers. The farmers. We are the people. La gente. And we are against the coup."

  • Honduran Zelaya post coup return unlikely: Chavez
    By Fabian Andres Cambero - : September 01, 2009
    "Regardless of whether Zelaya returns or not, and really, at this point, that's hard to imagine, Honduras will keep up the fight," Chavez said in a phone call to Venezuelan television from Libya.

  • World lacks the will to solve Honduras coup, Fernandez says
    By : September 01, 2009
    President Leonel Fernandez yesterday questioned before the African Union that despite the world’s condemnation of the coup in Honduras, the de facto government remains unperturbed usurping power.

  • Llorens Returns to Honduras
    By : September 01, 2009
    The U.S. ambassador, Hugo Llorens, returned to Honduras on Sunday official sources confirmed. Llorens told reporters that he will not hold any dialogue or relationship with current government officials who support Roberto Micheletti.

  • Central America: Falling Out and Falling Apart
    By IPS - : September 01, 2009
    The late June coup d'état in Honduras was a body blow to political integration in Central America. The institutions of the regional integration process have been incapable of reacting to the event, leaving the future of the process increasingly uncertain and trade agreements, themselves in poor shape, as the only viable way forward, experts say.

  • Honduras: Resistance Seeks Opposition Bishop for Presidential Bid
    By : September 01, 2009
    As though the din of battle against the de facto government were not enough, the Honduran resistance is engaged in an intense internal debate over its immediate future, regardless of whether President Manuel Zelaya is reinstated. At the center of the discussions is the November 29 election; resistance organizations are looking for a candidate with whom they can enter the fray united, they are counting on toppling the Partido Liberal (PL) and they have offered the presidential candidacy to Luis Alfonso Santos, the only bishop openly opposed to the coup d’état.

  • Clinton to meet Zelalya Thursday on Honduras situation
    By AFP - : September 01, 2009
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet Thursday with Manuel Zelaya to discuss the deadlock following his ouster as president of Honduras in a June 28 coup, her spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Clinton to Meet with Zelaya Thurs. President Zelaya Meets with OAS Today and Holds Public Meeting Tomorrow at George Washington University
    By AFP/ : September 01, 2009
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to meet Thursday with Manuel Zelaya to discuss the deadlock following his ouster as president of Honduras in a June 28 coup, her spokesman said Tuesday. "On Thursday Secretary Clinton plans to meet with him to discuss the best way forward on the situation in Honduras," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters. He recalled that Zelaya was in Washington this week for a range of talks, including with the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • Zelaya and the State Department
    By : September 01, 2009
    The State Department official said the delegation is waiting to find out whether the interim government will change its hardline stance against a Costa Rica-brokered plan that would allow Mr. Zelaya to return to Honduras and complete his term.

  • How many ways can we charge you for the same deeds?
    Goodbye to the "June 26" legal filing

    By : September 01, 2009
    Treason was the most serious charge brought by the Public Prosecutor in the filing dated June 26 (which many people believe was created as a post-facto justification for the raid on June 28 that ended with the expatriation of the President). As noted previously, it was a very precarious charge that would have been hard to support, based as it was on the imputation of intentions contrary to the publicly stated assertions of President Zelaya.

  • Anti-Coup Hondurans Resist on Day 66
    By : September 01, 2009
    Honduran people's forces and progressive parties have reached on Tuesday their 66th consecutive day of resistance against the June 28 military coup. Juan Barahona, general coordinator of the National Front against the Coup d'Etat, stated that despite the passing of time and the military and police repression, people will not give up or sell out.

  • Exiled Honduran president arrives in U.S. for talks at OAS
    By : September 01, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has arrived again in the U.S. to hold meetings at the Organization of American States (OAS) on ways to resolve the current political crisis in the country. His arrival was confirmed by U.S. Department of State Spokesman Ian Kelly at a daily briefing on Monday.

  • Honduran elections to worsen political crisis: Zelaya
    By Xinhua - : September 01, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said Monday that the startup of the so-called presidential campaigning in Honduras for the November election will deepen the ongoing political crisis in the country.

  • Zelaya to join torch relay to mark C America's independence
    By Xinhua - : September 01, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will participate in a torch relay to mark Central America's independence, a Nicaraguan official said Monday. 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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