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Honduras Coup - Day 91 - September 26, 2009

  • Honduras: Despite spin, US still funding coup regime
    By Bill Conroy - - : September 26, 2009
    The US 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.

  • Honduran National Resistance Update
    By : September 26, 2009
    A curfew was called in Honduras from 6PM this evening to 6AM tomorrow morning. The curfew applies to border areas including Tegucigalpa, but excludes the interior regions of the country. The golpistas stated that the curfew was necessary to "guarantee peace and public order and particularly important in light of calls for insurrection made by Mr. Manuel Zelaya."

  • Perú Official Threatens "Legal Action" Over Honduran Tear Gas Story
    By : September 26, 2009
    On the website of today's daily La República – an important newspaper in Perú – a YouTube video by Honduras' Gremio de Cineastas (a filmmaker's association) that we published on Narco News on Wednesday - and something we reported from that video - has now launched a national polemic in that Andean country, including a threat of "legal action" by the country's Government Minister against those of us that reported it. The video shows Honduran coup regime police invading the Hato de Enmedio neighborhood of Tegucigalpa shooting tear gas canisters clearly stamped, "National Police of Perú."

  • Supporters of Zelaya take part in caravan rally (Photos)
    By : September 26, 2009
    Supporters of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya take part in a march in Tegucigalpa September 26, 2009. The U.N. Security Council condemned on Friday "acts of intimidation" at Brazil's embassy in Honduras, but said the Organization of American States should continue to take the lead on talks to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduran businessmen at center of coup dispute
    By Mark Stevenson, AP - : September 26, 2009
    Die-hard supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya are increasingly turning their anger toward the country's wealthy business elite, a small but powerful cadre believed to solidly back the interim government that removed him at gunpoint three months ago. The capital is now covered with graffiti demanding "Turks out!" — apparently a reference to the Central American country's large number of business people of Middle Eastern descent — and on Saturday pro-Zelaya marchers lashed out at the elite's dominance over wealth in a country where millions are poor.

  • Honduran Crisis Explodes:
    Persecution and Panic-Buying Under Coup Crackdow

    By Laura Carlsen - : September 26, 2009
    The Honduran coup has dropped all pretenses of legality over the past few days as it enters into a phase of desperate repression since the return of President Manuel Zelaya on Sept. 21 and the surge in grassroots mobilization against the coup. The resistance march yesterday reported many detained, beaten and chased. Photos reveal the brutality of the torture that arrested demonstrators have undergone. Neighborhoods in Tegucigalpa report that military tanks have been moved in to break up groups of protesters. The Armed Forces have threatened movement leaders and are targeting teachers and youths.

  • Agent Provocateur, Robert Carmona-Borjas, Resurfaces on Honduras Issue
    By : September 26, 2009
    In the early days after the coup, Venezuela provocateur and Arcadia Foundation foundation official, Robert Carmona-Borjas, was seen at a Tegucigalpa hotel and numerous times at the Honduran Presidential Palace and the Congress. Carmona-Borjas is a protege of Cuban-American Otto Reich who should never have made it to a position at the US State Department. Cuban-American and terrorist, Armando Valladares, another person who should never have found his way to the halls of the US government as ambassador to Geneva, served (until just recently) as a board member of Arcadia. But Carmona-Borjas is best known for his shenanigans in his own country...

  • Just a side note about Voice of America spin
    By : September 26, 2009
    I wanted to briefly point to an odd language game in a VOA story about the gassing of the Brazilian Embassy: The international community has refused to recognize the interim government and has called for Mr. Zelaya to be reinstated with limited power until a presidential election is held. / Well, no. The international community (OAS, EU, UN) has called for Zelaya to be reinstated. Period. And until the end of of his term, which is in January 2010, not "until a presidential election is held". The "limited power" thing? that is part of the Oscar Arias-negotiated, US State Department-inspired, San Jose Accord. It is one of the many unpalatable things about the San Jose Accord that President Zelaya should not have had to accept...

  • Honduran poor pay price of coup
    By AlJazeeraEnglish - : September 26, 2009
    While the stand-off in Honduras between Roberto Micheletti, the interim president, and Manuel Zelaya, the ousted president, continues, it is the people of the country who are suffering the most. / Curfews put in place during the crisis have prevented the country's poor from making a living. / Zelaya supporters are planning mass protests to mark the 90th day since the coup, but those already on less than a dollar a day have nothing but their livelihoods on their minds. / Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports.

  • Honduran interim leader: No meeting with Zelaya
    By AP - : September 26, 2009
    Honduras' interim president says he won't meet face-to-face with ousted President Manuel Zelaya, but says Zelaya would be allowed to leave the foreign embassy where he is holed up if another country grants him political asylum.

  • UN rebukes Honduras for embassy siege
    By AP - : September 26, 2009
    The UN Security Council yesterday condemned "acts of intimidation" against the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras, where the country's ousted president is holed up, but said nothing about restoring him to power. The council statement came after a briefing and consultations that "called upon the de facto government of Honduras to cease harassing the Brazilian Embassy."

  • Protests grow in Honduras, 90 days after coup
    By AFP - : September 26, 2009
    Protests in support of Manuel Zelaya picked up Saturday, with thousands on the streets 90 days after the Honduran president was ousted, and hopes fading for a way out of the deadlock. / Most people inside the embassy were in good health, Catunba said, adding that one Brazilian diplomat told him he had smelled gas the previous day, after Zelaya accused the army of trying to intoxicate him and some 60 people still inside the compound.

  • Ousted Honduran leader: Israeli mercenaries are trying to kill me
    By Roy Semione - : September 26, 2009
    "We are being threatened with death" Zelaya told the Miami Herald, adding that "Israeli mercenaries" are torturing him with high-frequency radiation at his refuge at the Brazilian embassy, where he has been since returning to the Central American country on Monday. 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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