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Honduras Coup - Day 78 - September 13, 2009

  • Money talks in U.S. policy toward Honduran putsch regime
    By Bill Conroy - : September 13, 2009
    Despite recent State Department aid-cut media show, millions of taxpayer dollars continue to flow into Central American country
    The U.S. government’s policy toward the de facto government that now rules Honduras can best be described as two-faced — expressing rhetorical outrage publicly while quietly continuing to prop up the putsch regime economically behind the scenes.

  • Honduras Update September 13, 2009
    By Emile Schepers - : September 13, 2009
    Today the Bogota, Colombia newspaper "El Tiempo" has a very worrisome report to the effect that members of the oligarchy in Honduras, especially sugar cane and palm oil plantation owners, are recruiting demobilized (?) members of the main right wing paramilitary death squad in Colombia, the AUC, to go and do "security" work in Honduras.

  • US Interventions in Latin America:
    Cautionary Tales for Honduras and Beyond

    By : September 13, 2009
    The US' long history of intervention in Latin America is a cautionary tale that should be constantly reviewed to further improve the peoples' strategies for responding to the next US-inspired invasion, coup, economic devastation, etc.

  • UN to cut off aid to Honduran elections
    By : September 13, 2009
    The United Nations decided to cut off a previously scheduled aid to the electoral process in Honduras, as a new action against the putschists who took over the country in June, Prensa Latina was told Saturday. That contribution was expected to be channelled through the UN Development Programme (UNDP), but its cancellation will be announced on Monday, according to Honduran Ambassador to the UN Jorge Arturo Reina.

  • Zelaya to Address UN General Assembly
    By : September 13, 2009
    Constitutional president of Honduras, Jose Manuel Zelaya will address the first session of the UN General Assembly, confirmed Honduran ambassador, Jorge Arturo Reina. The speech by Zelaya will occur in the sixth turn of the Wednesday September 23 session, the diplomat declared to Prensa Latina.

  • Guatemalan people: 'We will not be quiet'
    By Jim McIlroy - : September 13, 2009
    "The Guatemalan army has responded in a brutal way" to the demands of the people, Lopez said. It is similar to the approach of the military in neighbouring Honduras, which has staged a coup against a democratically elected government.

  • U.S. pulls visas of top Honduran officials over coup
    By Tracy Wilkinson - : September 13, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti, who replaced President Manuel Zelaya after a coup, says his visas and those of a minister and 14 judges have been revoked by the U.S., which is demanding that Zelaya be reinstated.

  • More visas
    By : September 13, 2009
    The Obama administration has always been applying incremental and gradual (even glacial) pressure on the Honduran coup government. The latest is taking away the diplomatic and tourist visas of 17 coup government officials, including Robert Micheletti. He was miffed: He complained that the letter addressed him "not as the president of Honduras" but as speaker of Congress, his position before elected head of state Mel Zelaya was dragged from the presidential palace on June 28 and flown to Costa Rica. 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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