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Honduras Coup - Day 90 - September 25, 2009

  • Talks Hit A Speedbump
    By : September 25, 2009
    Oscar Arias announced today that he had no intention of going to Honduras to negotiate a solution to the political crisis any time soon. He said he spoke with President Jimmy Carter, and he wasn't inclined to go either. Arias said that the OAS ministers needed to do the preparatory work before it would be worthwhile for him to come to Honduras. Roberto Micheletti had announced last evening that Oscar Arias and Juan Carlos Varela, Panamanian Vice President, would come to negotiate, and that he preferred to negotiate with them before the arrival of the OAS delegation.

  • Honduras Tries to Vote Itself out of a Coup
    By Mark Stevenson - : September 25, 2009
    Honduras' interim leaders are betting the country can vote its way out of a coup, even as presidential candidates struggle to campaign amid nationwide curfews and political turmoil.

  • Honduran Coup Regime Mocks UN Security Council with Embassy Attacks
    By Al Giordano - : September 25, 2009
    The wording is unequivocal. After investigating the claims (and the de facto regime's denials) of constant technological and chemical attacks on the diplomatic seat in Tegucigalpa, and illegal impediment of ingress and egress to and from the embassy, where legitimate President Manuel Zelaya and at least 85 aides, supporters and some members of the news media are sheltered, the UN Security Council has concluded that said harassment is real and it is ongoing. If the coup regime believed that its use of chemical and sonic devices would render its attacks less visible, it has already lost that gamble.

  • How Much Repression Will Hillary Clinton Support in Honduras?
    By Mark Weisbrot - : September 25, 2009
    Now that President Zelaya has returned to Honduras, the coup government -- after first denying that he was there -- has unleashed a wave of repression to prevent people from gathering support for their elected president. This is how U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the first phase of this new repression last night in a press conference: "I think that the government imposed a curfew, we just learned, to try to get people off the streets so that there couldn't be unforeseen developments."

  • The Sound and Fury of the Honduran Coup:
    Acoustic and Chemical Attacks on Brazilian Embassy

    By Laura Carlsen - : September 25, 2009
    We have received many reports today of the use of sonic devices and chemical warfare in attacks on the Brazilian Embassy by the Honduran coup. The use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) has been confirmed by observers and journalists, who report that the devices are being installed throughout the area. Numerous photographers have also documented their use.

  • UN condemns Honduras 'harassment'
    By : September 25, 2009
    The UN Security Council has called on the interim government of Honduras to "cease harassing" the Brazilian embassy housing deposed leader Manuel Zelaya.

  • Military Gases Brazilian Embassy
    By : September 25, 2009
    Telesur reports the miltary began throwing some kind of gas grenades into the Brazillian embassy this morning and blocking the admission of food and water. They've also cut the electricity again, and are blocking cell phone service from inside the embassy at this time. Symptoms of the gas include bleeding from the nose, vomitting, diarhea, fainting, headaches.

  • Honduras' Zelaya denounces harassment with gases
    By : September 25, 2009
    Zelaya told a press conference that the interim government was strongly harassing him and the people inside the Brazilian embassy with toxic gases and a strong noise, which has affected his health and that of the other people with him.

  • Arias: Honduras to block OAS commission's arrival
    By AP - : September 25, 2009
    Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says Honduras' coup-installed government is blocking the arrival of foreign ministers sent to help resolve the country's political standoff. The Nobel Peace laureate has been moderating talks between Honduras' opposing factions following a June coup. He says the government of interim President Roberto Micheletti has told the Organization of American States not to send the ministers because they will not be allowed into the country.

  • Honduras' Zelaya demands return to power as U.N. meets
    By Patrick Markey - : September 25, 2009
    Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya warned on Friday that negotiations to end a three-month political crisis will collapse unless the coup leaders who toppled him agree to give up power.

  • Zelaya returns With Soldiers' Help, Says Honduran Ambassador To Panama
    By : September 25, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's surprise return Monday was made possible with help from certain sectors of the armed forces, the country's ambassador to Panama, Juan Alfaro Posadas, said here Thursday.

  • Honduras National Resistance Update-9/25:
    Real News Network Reports It All

    By : September 25, 2009
    Today, we are fortunate to have a new video from The Real News Network, "The Siege of Tegucigalpa," which provides a terrific overview of events since Pres. Zelaya's arrival on Monday. In addition, the video gives you a much better idea of the heavy repression leveled at the people of Honduras over the last couple of days by the police and military and the increasing problems caused by golpista-issued curfews.

  • Brazil and Venezuela Demand Zelaya´s Reinstatement
    By : September 25, 2009
    The presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva and Hugo Chavez, respectively, demanded on Wednesday in the US city of New York the reinstatement of Jose Manuel Zelaya in his post as constitutional president, who was ousted by a military coup in June.

  • Fidel Castro: A Revolution in the Making
    By : September 25, 2009
    Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro stated that the heroic struggle of the Honduran people during almost 90 days of ceaseless battle has placed the fascist pro-Yankee government, which is crushing unarmed men and women, in a critical situation.

  • Pesky priests in Honduras
    By Hemano Juancito - : September 25, 2009
    We reject the coup d'état because it violates the constitution of the Republic, principally articles 3, 71, 72, 84, and 102, restricts constitutional guarantees, puts the Armed Forces and the National Police in opposition to the humble people, compels the people to insurrection (cf. Constitution article 3), causes instability and unrest in the citizenry, and has caused grief to many families because of homicides, and the wounded and beaten whose number increases every day.

  • Zelaya rules out deal with Honduras coup leaders
    By Haroon Siddique - : September 25, 2009
    Ousted president say terms offered by military-backed government are 'totally outside any possibility of agreement'

  • EXTRA: Groups allege major human rights abuses in Honduras
    By Jasper Silas - : September 25, 2009
    Several Honduran and international human rights groups Friday alleged major human rights violations in the Central American country following the June 28 coup. The alleged abuses included thousands of arrests, torture, killings of journalists, and reactivation of former death squads.

  • International solidarity with the Honduran people's struggle for democracy
    By : September 25, 2009
    The people and nation of Honduras urgently need the support of democratic governments and peoples around the world. The current military dictatorship in Honduras, which on June 28 overthrew the elected government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales in a coup d'etat, has unleashed a wave of repression against tens of thousands of people who have taken to the streets demanding Zelaya's immediate restoration as president.

  • Library of Congress Report on Honduran Coup Filled with Flaws
    By Dr. Rosemary Joyce - : September 25, 2009
    I write to bring to your attention serious errors of fact in a Congressional Research Service report written by Ms. Norma C. Gutierrez. Given the damage this erroneous report has already done as it circulates in Honduras and the US, I urge you to immediately issue a public correction and withdraw the report, notifying members of Congress that it is unreliable and based on faulty courses and inaccurate information.

  • Castro warns of chaos if international forces sent to Honduras
    By : September 25, 2009
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned on Friday that the deployment of international security forces in Honduras embroiled in a political crisis, would wreak chaos across Latin America. Fidel Castro said in an article, published by Cuban media, that an international force would only be sent to Honduras if the government launched an attack on the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa, where the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is currently taking refuge.

  • Clinton, Act to Avoid a Massacre in Honduras
    By Laura Carlsen - : September 25, 2009
    This is an urgent plea to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Immediately condemn the violence unleashed against the Honduran people by the de facto regime and take every peaceful measure possible to avoid a bloodbath in that country.

  • Unasur demands immediate reinstatement of ousted Honduran leader
    By : September 25, 2009
    The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) demanded Thursday the immediate and unconditional reinstatement of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. The Unasur, in a statement, expressed its deep concerns over the situation in Honduras.

  • Businesses in Houston feel unrest in Honduras
    By Jenalia Moren - : September 25, 2009
    In today's global economy, a political crisis 1,200 miles away can have ripple effects here in Houston. Just ask Houston businesswoman Frances Alvarez. She has sent fewer containers filled with used cars, retail goods and other items to her native Honduras because of the chaos that began in June after President Manuel Zelaya was ousted. 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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