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Honduras Coup - Day 73 - September 08, 2009

  • U.S. Chided for Aiding Honduras Despite Coup
    Compiled by Jeffrey Allen - : September 08, 2009
    Honduran coup leader Roberto Micheletti has admitted that the only country with the power to punish his regime is the United States, which purchases 70 percent of the country's exports and otherwise supports its economy through family remittances and direct aid. / Carlsen, who has long covered trade, finance, democracy, and other issues in Latin America, is urging the U.S. State Department to stop "sitting on its hands" and make the official coup declaration that would cut off aid to Honduras. In the meantime, a highly suspect electoral campaign has begun and massive human rights violations are being reported by independent observers.

  • Venezuela is the one spot in the world where there is optimism
    By Eva Golinger - : September 08, 2009
    To me it's obvious the US is gunning for Latin America. Latin America is one big resource for the US, that's all they see, they see the people as a nuisance. The only thing the US is good at is invading other countries, that's the only export the US still has, invasion.

  • Defying U.S., Honduras won't let Zelaya return as president
    By Tyler Bridges - : September 08, 2009
    Honduras' de facto government remains dead-set against the return of Manuel Zelaya as the country's president, in defiance of the Obama administration and disregard of the U.S. sanctions imposed last week against the poor Central American nation.

  • OAS Assistant Secretary General cautions about high tension in the region
    By : September 08, 2009
    Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States, said on Tuesday that governments should take action to lower the tension recorded in the hemisphere, regarded by him as the most serious situation since the end of the Cold War.

  • Honduras: let's hear it for the boy!
    By : September 08, 2009

    Hugo Chavez didn't get interested in politics until he was in the military academy, and President Evo Morales of Bolivia didn't get into politics until he was 16 (too young to be elected to city council, his older sister served as his proxy). Oscar David Montecinos is only ten, so may have the jump on Evo and Hugo as the United States' future Latin American headache.

  • Rerun in Honduras: Coup pretext recycled from Brazil '64
    By Mark Cook - : September 08, 2009
    The pretext for the Honduran coup d'état is nothing new. In a remarkable replay, bogus charges that the corporate media in the U.S. and Europe have repeated endlessly without attempting to substantiate—that Honduran president Manuel Zelaya sought to amend the country's constitution to run for another term—are virtually identical to the sham justification for the 1964 coup against Brazilian president João Goulart.

  • Honduran Constituent, Main Task
    By : September 08, 2009
    The calling for a constituent assembly to change Honduras is one of the resistance'' main tasks, leaders of the movement told Prensa Latina.

  • Honduran resistance continues while US takes half measures
    By : September 08, 2009
    University of California, Santa Cruz historian Dana Frank told the Associated Press wire service that the US government is "sending mixed signals to [de facto president] Micheletti. Why haven't they already frozen all bank accounts and funding? Why are we still at an Air Force base there?"

  • Honduran teachers keep strike in protest of coup
    By : September 08, 2009
    Ousted Honduran Education Minister Marlon Breve Reyes said here Monday that Honduran teachers would keep a partial strike in place until ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to office.

  • Capitalism in Crisis - Is a Socialist World Possible?
    By : September 08, 2009
    In June, the Honduran elite carried out a military coup to remove Zelaya and installed their own representatives (though this has provoked a widespread backlash among the poor in Honduras and throughout Latin America, which threatens the coup regime). / Similarly, in 1973 the CIA sponsored a violent military coup to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Chile. As U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger famously put it, "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people." 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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