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Honduras Coup - Day 81 - September 16, 2009

  • IMF Gives $164 Million to Coup Government in Honduras,
    Following Familiar Pattern

    By Mark Weisbrot - : September 16, 2009
    Last week the IMF disbursed $150.1 million to the de facto government of Honduras, and it plans to disburse another $13.8 million on September 9. The de facto government has no legitimacy in the world. It took power on June 28th in a military coup, in which the elected President, Manuel Zelaya, was taken from his home at gunpoint and flown out of the country. The Organization of American States suspended Honduras until democracy is restored, and the United Nations also called for the "immediate and unconditional return" of the elected president.

  • Honduran candidates support deal to restore Zelaya
    By Marianela Jimenez, AP - : September 16, 2009
    Four presidential candidates pledged Wednesday to support a proposed deal that would restore the ousted Honduran leader to power. The candidates released their statement after meeting with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, the chief mediator in the conflict who has warned that the Nov. 29 elections would have no credibility unless Manuel Zelaya returns to power beforehand.

  • Honduras candidates back negotiated solution to coup
    By John McPhaul - : September 16, 2009
    The front-runners in Honduras' presidential race backed a negotiated solution to the country's political crisis on Wednesday, but stopped short of calling for the return of ousted president Manuel Zelaya.

  • Meeting of Arias with 4 Honduran Presidential Candidates
    By : September 16, 2009
    Today Costa Rican President Oscar Arias met with four of the six presidential candidates in the November 29 elections. The two he didn't meet with are the ones who support Zelaya: The Democratic Unification Party's Cesar Ham and left-wing independent candidate Carlos Humberto Reyes, both of whom are calling for a boycott of the elections.

  • Honduras Photos: 188 Years of Independence on the 80th Day of Resistance
    By : September 16, 2009
    The Honduran resistance hit the streets yesterday to continue the struggle and to celebrate the 188th year of Independence. The following photos are from the Honduras Indymedia site, a terrific resource for articles and videos as well.

  • Honduras: Human Rights Violations
    By Asian Human Rights Commission - : September 16, 2009
    The undersigned human rights organizations have the pleasure of writing to request that, in the upcoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which will take place between September 14th and October 2nd, UN Human Rights Council Member-States will both discuss the situation of serious and widespread human rights violations occurring in Honduras...

  • European Union - Honduras
    By : September 16, 2009
    The EU must be a light house beacon for democracy, and it is disgraceful that due to occasional pressure from groups within the European Parliament or from political parties in government at a given moment, the EU has supported the inclusion of Honduras (against the OAS!) in certain commercial negotiations.

  • The Lies About Honduras We Believed
    By Jim Dorenkott - : September 16, 2009
    President Zelaya was ousted in a coup in the early hours of June 28, and flown in his pajamas to Costa Rica. The world recoiled and universally condemned it The coup outraged but the pro-coup spin hung out there believed by way too many people. Why?

  • The Honduran Coup: Was it a Matter of Behind-the-Scenes Finagling by State Department Stonewallers?
    By Michaela D'Ambrosio - : September 16, 2009
    Following the June 28 Honduran coup d'etat ousting President Manuel Zelaya, speculation began to be heard concerning the roles played by senior U.S. officials in orchestrating the overthrow of the country's leader. Links connecting these officials and their motives involving Honduras have been uncovered, raising many questions, some of which have yet to be answered.

  • Colombian Mercenaries to Back Honduran Putschists
    By : September 16, 2009
    Paramilitaries in Colombia are recruiting mercenaries to serve pro-coup sectors in Honduras, Colombian Tiempo daily reported on Monday.

  • Honduran presidential candidates to Arias:
    There was no coup, the people want an election

    By Sylvia Longmire - : September 16, 2009
    Four of Honduras' six presidential candidates are meeting today with Costa Rican president and mediator du jour, Oscar Arias, with a unanimous stance: the transfer of power in Honduras was constitutional and the people want to move forward with elections.

  • Central America Celebrates Independence Mired in Crisis
    By Carlos Arrazola - : September 16, 2009
    Central America celebrated Tuesday the 188th anniversary of its independence from the Spanish crown amid widespread violence, a political crisis threatening democracy in Honduras and hunger in Guatemala that has caused the deaths of at least 25 children.

  • Terror in Honduras: One Family's Tragic Story of Life After the Coup
    By Jeremy Kryt - : September 16, 2009
    It's been a rough summer for the Murillo family. On July 5 -- one week after the military coup that ousted democratically-elected president Mel Zelaya -- nineteen- year-old Isis Obed Murillo was killed when soldiers opened fire on a peaceful protest march at Toncontin airport.

  • New Rallies by Honduran Resistance
    By : September 16, 2009
    The National Front against the coup d'Etat in Honduras stated that demonstrations demanding the restoration of constitutional order and the return to office of President Manuel Zelaya will continue Wednesday in the country.

  • EU exploring visa ban on Honduras coup leaders
    By Leigh Phillips - : September 16, 2009
    The European Union has expressed its "deep concern" over the current political crisis in Honduras and the "ongoing violation of constitutional order" in the country, and is exploring what further sanctions can be applied to the putsch government that took over the country in June. 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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