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Honduras Coup - Day 69 - September 04, 2009

  • Day 69: Hondurans Are Still in the Streets! (Photos)
    By : September 04, 2009

    Day 69: Hondurans Are Still in the Streets!

  • CEPR Release: State Dept Steps Against Honduran Coup Don't Go Far Enough
    By Eva Golinger - : September 04, 2009
    State Department spokesman Fred Lash told CEPR that total U.S. assistance to Honduras was $100 million and today's decision affected $30 million: this included $8.96 million from the State Department, $9.4 million from USAID, and $11 million from the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) (which will not be officially cancelled until its Board meets next week).

  • It seems that the aid termination does hurt,
    however much money is at stake...

    By : September 04, 2009
    In the continued absence of more decisive action by the US (e.g. declaring this a military coup and cutting off all aid, freezing bank accounts, stopping remittances...) the chances of the mild pressure being applied bearing any fruit probably depend on whether or not the reactions reported in the Honduran press are real concern or just hurt feelings.

  • Honduran Garifuna Culture Threatened by Coup
    By Willie Thompson - : September 04, 2009
    The Honduran de facto coup government under Roberto Micheletti plans to eliminate the Honduran Garifuna people and culture. Micheletti has rescinded the Manuel Zelaya authorization to teach in the Garifuna language in school and to teach the language itself. All scholarships to Garifuna students have been eliminated.

  • Where I agree with the coup government
    By : September 04, 2009
    After the State Department announced more sanctions, one response from coup supporters is that the country needs to depend less on the United States, and strengthen ties to Europe and Asia. I couldn't agree more, and it is unfortunate that it took this much conflict to hammer the point home.

  • IMF May Withhold $164 Million Allocated to Honduras
    By : September 04, 2009
    IMF spokesperson Bill Murray indicated today that the Fund may not allow the de facto government of Honduras to have access to $164 million dollars that it was allocated on August 28. Rebeca Santos, Finance Minister for the constitutional government of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras, told CEPR that their government had received assurances from the IMF that the de facto government would not be allowed access to these funds.

  • YOU will pay any price, YOU will bear any burden
    By : September 04, 2009
    Hours after President Barack Obama's administration cut off all aid to the Honduran government, the government of interim President Roberto Micheletti sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton condemning the decision Thursday night.

  • Chavez welcomes US decision to cut aid to Honduras
    By AP - : September 04, 2009
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is welcoming the United States' decision to cut millions of dollars in aid to Honduras.

  • Dominican leader heads the push against the Honduras coup
    By : September 04, 2009
    Last week the chief executive took his protest before the summit of the African Union in Tripoli, Libya, where he participated as a speaker. Before his departure to the international conclave, Fernandez said the exclusion would press that country's coup leaders to allow the return of Zelaya, removed from power on June 28.

  • Zelaya Speaks
    By Tom Hayden - : September 04, 2009
    "The grassroots movement," Zelaya said, has only one purpose, the transformation of Honduras, including deep structural changes. "This movement is now very strong. It can never be destroyed," he said. Zelaya believes that the reforms of his administration, including an increased minimum wage, subsidies to small farmers, cuts in bank interest rates and reductions in poverty levels "are the causes which irritated the ruling elite of Honduras."

  • Ousted Honduran president to try to return home again
    By : September 04, 2009
    "I can guarantee that my return to Honduras is inevitable... I do not abandon the idea of returning to my home country and I will not terminate my [presidential] mandate. I'm set to return to Honduras in the next few days," he told Venezuela's Telesur TV channel.

  • Jewish Institute for Nat'l. Security Affairs, in the Name of "Democracy," Appeals to State Dept. Not to Declare "Military Coup"
    By : September 04, 2009
    In good, 'ole Israeli style, JINSA supports a murderous military coup and calls it the democratic thing to do and the US will have to pretend it knew nothing of JINSA's press release (below) before it was issued. Of course, with such a desperate plea coming from JINSA about a small country a half a world away, you must ask how much US military funding is going to Israel for assistance on Honduras. And, for all the people who discounted earlier reports about Israeli commandos training the Honduran military, you should probably re-read the evidence on this and figure out where you went wrong.

  • Another Baby Step on Honduras
    By Adam Isacson - : September 04, 2009
    After Secretary of State Clinton met yesterday with deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, the State Department announced "the termination of a broad range of assistance to the government of Honduras as a result of the coup d'etat that took place on June 28." State will also be revoking the U.S. visas of more key coup supporters. For legalistic reasons, State continued to fall short of calling the coup a "military" coup.

  • Law Abiding Hondurans on Day 69
    By : September 04, 2009
    The people's resistance against the June 28 military coup in Honduras has reached Friday its 69 consecutive days of protests, same number than that of the 1954 strike against US banana companies.

  • Brazil suspends visa waiver agreement with Honduras
    By : September 04, 2009
    Brazil will temporarily suspend the visa waiver agreement with Honduras, in an act of protest against the deposition of President Manuel Zelaya, foreign ministry said Thursday. 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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