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Honduras Coup - Day 80 - September 15, 2009

  • On the 15 de septiembre: Fieldnotes
    By : September 15, 2009
    Thousands marched on the North Coast, in San Pedro Sula, near Currusté, in the center of the country, in the Comayagua Valley, near Yarumela, and of course in Olancho and in all the regions of the country.

  • Tripped Up by Honduras, UN Council Turns to Middle East
    By Gustavo Capdevila - : September 15, 2009
    The United Nations Human Rights Council set a firm precedent in favour of the international isolation of the de facto government that took over in Honduras after a Jun. 28 coup removed President Manuel Zelaya.

  • UN Says It Still Helps Honduran Election...
    By Matthew Russell Lee - : September 15, 2009
    While the Ambassador of Honduras to the UN representing ousted president Mel Zelaya has been quoted that the UN will be stopping planned funding of the November election in Honduras, UN Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco told the Press on Tuesday that UN technical assistance will continue.

  • President Arias Continues Moonlighting as a Mediator
    By : September 15, 2009
    I have been thinking that the vice-president of Costa Rica must be working his tail off trying to hold the fort until Oscar Arias decides to return to his day job. After the shine of his Nobel Peace Prize medal wore off, Arias must have jumped at Hillary Clinton's request for him to mediate a situation that never should have been mediated in the first place...

  • Zelaya Reiterates Illegality of the Coup Perpetrators' Electoral Process
    By : September 15, 2009
    Honduran constitutional president José Manuel Zelaya reiterated on Tuesday the illegality of the electoral process convened by the coup perpetrators in that Central American nation, and urged political forces to mount a boycott against it.

  • Outspoken U.N. diplomat makes no apologies
    By Frances Robles - : September 15, 2009
    But for his critics, that flight with the ousted Manuel Zelaya -- barred from landing after the military blocked the runway -- was a display of showmanship rather than diplomacy. So as his one-year term as head of one of the world's most important diplomatic bodies ends Tuesday, d'Escoto is praised by traditionally sidelined nations, and widely criticized for using his post as a political tool for the left.

  • Members of Honduran De Facto Regime Barred from Spain
    By : September 15, 2009
    Spain will prohibit the entry of members of the Honduran de facto regime who are preventing the restoration of constitutional order in that country, Spanisn Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said here Monday.

  • Bahrain - HM The King Sends Cables of Best Wishes
    By : September 15, 2009

  • HRC responds to Honduran protest
    By Alex Van Meeuven - : September 15, 2009
    I learned late this afternoon of the existence of a letter reportedly addressed to the UN Secretary-General signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs representing the Government of President Zelaya dated 20 August indicating that Ambassador Delmer Urbizo Panting, Permanent Representative of Honduras to the UN Office at Geneva, did not represent the Constitutional President.

  • Fast for Honduras
    By : September 15, 2009
    Timed to coincide with Honduras' independence day, this fast has been called by the Resistance Front against the Military Coupe in Honduras, and includes participants in 18 different countries worldwide. It is calling for the return of the democratically elected Manuel Zelaya, the establishment of a National Constituent Assembly, for all perpetrators of human rights violations associated with the coup to be brought to justice, and the withdrawal of North American military bases from Honduras.

  • Let's Re-write Hillary's Happy Independence Day Note to the People of Honduras
    By : September 15, 2009
    Re-writing history is done all the time, but today let's do something truly thrilling — let's re-write the present! Hillary penned a note on the occasion of Honduras Independence Day, September 15. Needless to say, the hypocrisy of her message is downright stifling and I think the people of Honduras deserve more. First, Hillary's note and then my version.

  • Honduras round-up
    By : September 15, 2009
    Costa Rica's President Arias is slated to meet with four of the 6 main presidential candidates tomorrow, including the two main candidates (Pepe Lobo and Elvin Santos) in an effort to persuade them to bring ousted president Manuel Zelaya back before the November 29th elections.

  • Honduras: US deports coup supporter
    By : September 15, 2009
    Honduran business leader Adolfo Facussé arrived at Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport near the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula the morning of Sept. 13 after being deported from the US. He was reportedly detained by US immigration authorities and sent back to Honduras after flying to Miami on Sept. 12. Facussé was apparently a casualty of a decision announced by the US State Department on Sept. 3 to revoke visas of Hondurans involved in the June 28 coup.

  • Honduras Celebrates Independence Day
    By : September 15, 2009
    Honduran peoples' forces are celebrating Tuesday in the capital and the rest of the country their independence day with massive parades against the June 28 military coup, resistance leaders stated.

  • EU threatens further sanctions on Honduras
    By Bate Felix and Julien Toyer - : September 15, 2009
    A statement approved by EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels said the 27-nation bloc would continue to restrict political contacts with the de facto government installed after the June 28 military takeover and warned of tougher sanctions.

  • It's time for Canada to take a strong stand on Honduras
    By Jorge Heine - : September 15, 2009
    The dark days of coups in Latin America cannot be allowed to return
    But now the game is up. The de facto regime refuses to play ball and believes it can run the clock to the November presidential election, thus outwitting its adversaries. Canada should join the rest of the Americas and apply sanctions to Honduras. Many countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Tegucigalpa. 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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