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Honduras Coup - Day 7 - July 04, 2009

  • Honduras' swift coup was months in the making
    By Will Weissert; Associated Press - : July 04, 2009
    Though Zelaya made no sweeping changes, his alliance with a president who abolished term limits and is making an economic shift toward socialism was unsettling to the business and political elite who still run Honduras - and from whose ranks Zelaya originally came.

  • Statement of Pres. Zelaya on his Return Tomorrow,
    Calls for Non-Violent Demonstrations

    By Laura Carlsen - Americas MexicoBlog : July 04, 2009

  • OAS Honduras' interim government can't withdraw
    By Jim Wolf - : July 04, 2009
    The caretaker government of Honduras cannot withdraw from the Organization of American States because it is not a legitimate government, a senior OAS official said on Saturday.

  • Honduras Coup Chooses Path of Rogue Narco-State
    By Al Giordano - : July 04, 2009
    Last night, "president" Micheletti made it clear that his regime seeks to run a rogue state, unbeholden to the Democratic Charter of the OAS or international law. He is thus setting up an oasis that will prove irresistible to large narco-trafficking organizations as a protected base of operations, from whom he will extract the funding to make up the significant $2.3 billion shortfall caused by economic sanctions against his coup regime, plus additional "tips" to line the pockets of all who share in his power structure.

  • Coup Government in Honduras Withdraws from OAS
    By Eva Golinger - : July 04, 2009
    Well, it's official! The Organization of American States (OAS) doesn't need to bother suspending Honduras from the OAS because the coup government has decided it is withdrawing from the most important regional body in the Americas. Roberto Micheletti, the dictator who was sworn in as de facto president in Honduras on Sunday, after the democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped at gunpoint by masked soldiers and forced into exile, has said, "to hell with you OAS", "we don't need you either!"

  • More U.N. officials decry Honduran coup
    By : July 04, 2009
    Four United Nations human rights experts Thursday joined U.N. leaders in voicing serious concern over last weekend's coup d'etat in Honduras.

  • The church and the coup in Honduras
    By Hugh O'Shaughnessy : July 04, 2009
    How many times over the decades have we heard aspiring rightwing dictators in Latin America claiming the patronage of the Almighty as they sweep into power in order to enrich themselves by torturing their fellow-citizens, seizing their goods – and sometimes their children – and defrauding labourers of their wages? General Pinochet did it in Chile in 1973, General Humberto Castello Branco did it in Brazil in 1964, General Banzer did it in Bolivia in 1974, General Videla did it in 1976, General Ríos Montt did it in Guatemala in 1962, General Alvarez did it in Uruguay in 1981. Now General Vázquez has followed the example set years ago by his Honduran brothers-in-arms General Melgar and General Paz – and, one must add, Anthony Blair – in claiming an alliance with the Holy Trinity in achieving their questionable designs.

  • In Honduras, a media crackdown
    By Ioan Grillo - GlobalPost : July 04, 2009
    In power, the left-leaning Zelaya had a fiery relationship with the dominant TV channels in Honduras, which are controlled by some of the nation’s richest families. When they criticized him for raising the minimum wage by more than 50 percent, saying he was clobbering business, he lashed back, alleging that they were part of an "elite group" of oligarchs who want to keep the poor downtrodden.

  • No Press Freedom in Post-Coup Honduras
    By Medea Benjamin - : July 04, 2009 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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