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Honduras Coup - Day 89 - September 24, 2009

  • USA Today, AP Mislead on Honduran Coup
    By FAIR - : September 24, 2009
    This week, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya returned to Tegucigalpa--though not to office. Unfortunately, press accounts are still misreporting the story behind his ouster, relying on those who supported the coup to supply the explanation for their actions. Some of the most misleading coverage has appeared in the Associated Press dispatches that have run in USA Today.

  • Dr. Juan Almendares' Open Letter to President of the UN General Assembly Regarding Honduras
    By : September 24, 2009
    The systematic violation of human rights in Honduras has increased, the nation has become a vast prison without access to the wounded, tortured; and unable to provide water and food to people who have been arbitrarily imprisoned or detained in stadiums, sport courts, secret prisons, detention centres and military police outposts.

  • The siege of Tegucigalpa
    By TheRealNews - : September 24, 2009
    Repression ordered to the neighborhoods of the Honduran capital, forcing the poor to fight or starve

  • Giving Constitutional Research a Bad Name
    By : September 24, 2009
    US congressman Aaron Schock (Republican from Illinois) commissioned a research report that has excited immense interest in the pro-coup Honduran media. So far, in English mainstream media, it appears to have been given the cold shoulder it deserves. But make no mistake, bad research is consequential, and the right-wing blogs are alive with the story as well.

  • Honduran de facto government will welcome Jimmy Carter, Oscar Arias
    By : September 24, 2009
    The de facto government of Honduras announced Thursday it has accepted a future visit of a mediation team composed of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and Panamanian Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, in order to maintain a dialogue regarding the Honduran crisis.

  • Spain and the OAE agree to return ambassadors to Honduras
    By : September 24, 2009
    The Organization of American States and the European Union agreed on Wednesday (early Thursday in Spain) in New York for the return of their ambassadors to Tegucigalpa, who had left the country after the coup in Honduras three months ago.

  • Honduran Coup Supporters March in Tegucigalpa
    By Belén Fernández - : September 24, 2009
    As they occasionally do in order to show that members of the Honduran anti-coup resistance are not the only ones that can walk, coup supporters marched this morning in Tegucigalpa, clad mainly in white shirts or Honduran soccer jerseys. Their chants ranged from the very banal, such as "Elecciones, elecciones, elecciones" and "Honduras, Honduras, Honduras", to the less banal, such as "Lula, llevate esa mula", an appeal to the president of Brazil to transfer "that jackass" – i.e. Honduran President Mel Zelaya – from the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa to Brazil proper.

  • Ambassadors Return to Honduras
    By : September 24, 2009
    Faced with the police and military siege around the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, and alleged threats against the life of deposed President Manuel Zelaya and his family, the U.S. and the European Union reminded Roberto Micheletti's de facto government to respect the inviolability of embassies. At the same time, diplomats from European countries and the OAS returned to the Honduran capital, a measure justified as a means of easing tensions and facilitating the negotiations.

  • U.N. Security Council to discuss Honduran crisis
    By : September 24, 2009
    The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss the political crisis in Honduras and the future of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, a U.N. official said on Thursday.

  • We hear from Tegucigalpa again, finally...
    By : September 24, 2009
    There were many confrontations between police and Resistance forces in a multitude of working class and poor neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa, and similar confrontations elsewhere in Honduras. There were many moments of defiance of the curfew, despite tactical and strategic repression.

  • Honduran president, interim gov't begin dialogue
    By AP - : September 24, 2009
    Ousted Honduran president says he has met with an interim government official and begun dialogue aimed at ending the country's protracted political crisis. President Manuel Zelaya told Radio Globo that he met Wednesday night with an official of the temporary government that kicked him out in June, but he wouldn't name the official.

  • Repression from September 22nd-23rd
    By : September 24, 2009
    The peasant leader who directs the Front of Resistance Against the Coup d'Etat in Honduras, Rafael Alegría, confirmed to the Honduran radio station Radio Globo the death of two people poisoned by teargas used by the military and police to disperse the protesters around the Brazillian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where Zelaya has been since Monday. At the same time, Alegría confirmed to the radio station the death of a union leader of the workers of the National Agrarian Institute because of a bullet.

  • PANAMAX 2009 and Honduras: Annual War Games?
    By Council on Hemispheric Affairs - : September 24, 2009
    In another blow against the prestige of the de facto government, ousted President Manuel Zelaya's unexpected return to Honduras has complicated matters for interim President Roberto Micheletti, who helped plan the seizure of the government on June 28. As public demonstrations suggest, a growing number of Hondurans now appear to be aligning in support of Zelaya. Several thousand of his supporters rallied at the Brazilian Embassy where Zelaya took refuge after arriving last night on Honduran soil. The interim government did not respond kindly to the public display of support for the ousted president, imposing a military curfew from 4 pm Monday to 6 pm Tuesday. El Heraldo, the Tegucigalpa daily, reported that 200 demonstrators were arrested after violence erupted as a result of confrontation between the protesters and the police. The Brazilian Embassy has also been cut off from water and electricity; food is scarce.

  • Honduras National Resistance Running Update – September 24
    By : September 24, 2009
    The golpistas announce that the curfew has been lifted. (reported by the BBC) / The International Criminal Court has agreed to look into accusations against the violators of human rights in Honduras. / At least four persons dead, including an 8 year-old child. The President of the Union of Workers of INFOP reported shot yesterday has now died.

  • Chavez Says He Gave Only 'Moral' Support to Honduras's Zelaya
    By Matthew Walter - : September 24, 2009
    "The Venezuelan government didn't give support for the arrival of Zelaya in his country with planes or resources," Chavez said last night in New York, according to an e-mailed statement sent today from the Venezuelan Information and Communications Ministry.

  • Curfew Lifted In Honduras
    By : September 24, 2009
    A curfew, imposed Monday in Honduras following the return of ousted president Manuel Zelaya, has been lifted. But hundreds of police still surround the Brazilian embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa, where Zelaya had taken refuge.

  • Houses around Brazilian Embassy cleared
    By : September 24, 2009
    Radio Globo reported this morning that the military completed clearing the houses around the Brazilian embassy overnight. All of the residents in the area have been cleared from their houses, and the military has occupied some of them, Radio Globo reports.

  • Pro de facto government march fizzles?
    By : September 24, 2009
    Reading between the lines the "pro democracy" (your tax dollars at work here) march organized to support the de facto government by the UCD (Union Civica Democratica) may have fizzled. The La Tribuna article mentions the organizers expected 500,000 people to join them from across the country. It then goes on to say that "hundreds" arrived at 10 am for the march.

  • Micheletti's negotiations
    By : September 24, 2009
    From CNN: Roberto Micheletti says that he is willing to have a dialogue anywhere with Mel Zelaya. But that he would also have him arrested. Just that little hitch.

  • New turning point in Honduras
    By Shaun Joseph - : September 24, 2009
    In a spectacular secret operation, Zelaya entered the country covertly--likely from neighboring Nicaragua--and traveled overland to the capital, announcing his arrival in a Monday morning phone call to the Honduran television network Cholusat Sur. Zelaya is now installed in the Brazilian embassy, together with several members of his cabinet and leaders of the anti-coup resistance.

  • Spain's Zapatero calls for end to Honduran crisis
    By Terry Wade - : September 24, 2009
    Democracy must be restored in Honduras and a political crisis caused by the overthrow of President Manuel Zelaya must end, Spain's prime minister said at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. "We won't accept the coup," Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told world leaders.

  • Statement from Cuban Parliament on situation in Honduras
    By : September 24, 2009
    Given the gravity of events that are still occurring in the sister Republic of Honduras, the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba affirms its profound concern over the flagrant violation of the most elemental human rights of the people of that country as a consequence of their determined and constant resistance and rejection of the coup d'état and the dismantling of the constitutional and democratic regime of the government of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduras Communities Protest
    By : September 24, 2009
    The National Front against the coup d'Etat continues Thursday mobilizations in neighborhoods and other communities in its fight for restoring the constitutional order.

  • Diplomats head to Honduras for mediation
    By : September 24, 2009
    Diplomatic teams will head to Honduras alongside key ambassadors who left the country after the June coup, the Organization of American States (OAS) Chief says. "The de facto government told us that they are ready to receive the mission," OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza told reporters in New York after meeting with a dozen foreign ministers, including the Spanish diplomat Miguel Moratinos.

  • Honduras Honchos Face Chaos
    By Juan Ramon Duran - : September 24, 2009
    Thousands of Hondurans flocked to businesses in the capital Wednesday to stock up on food and gas after the de facto government temporarily lifted the curfew in place since ousted President Manuel Zelaya surreptitiously returned to the country on Monday. / In a message broadcast on TV and radio, the regime's minister of industry and commerce, Benjamín Bográn, called for calm as thousands of people lined up outside gas stations and supermarkets in this city of one million 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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