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Honduras Coup - Day 92 - September 27, 2009

  • Peter Kent Self Deprecates (all over Honduras)
    By : September 27, 2009
    News out of Honduras today is that the interim government military dictatorship is to impose a 45 day state of emergency, during which time unauthorized meetings, freedom of expression, and travel will be restricted. The decree also legalizes the ongoing, arbitrary detentions happening around the country.

  • Honduras bans unauthorized meetings, restricts media,
    allows arrests without warrants

    By Associated Press - : September 27, 2009

  • Honduras issues decree to suspend some rights, media
    By Sean Mattson - : September 27, 2009
    The de facto Honduran government has issued a decree allowing it to suspend freedom of speech, ban protests and suspend media groups because of "disturbances of the peace" since a June coup that toppled President Manuel Zelaya, government officials said on Sunday.

  • Honduran National Resistance Update
    By : September 27, 2009
    As of 5PM, there is a huge march against coup near U.N. office in Tegucigalpa, 2 blocks from Brazilian embassy, massive repression underway with tear gas and beatings being used indiscriminately.

  • Isolation
    By : September 27, 2009
    The United States is the only country that still has an ambassador in Tegucigalpa. All of the Latin American countries, and the European Union countries recalled their ambassadors after the coup. In recent days, both the EU and many Latin American countries have agreed to restore their ambassadors at the request of the OAS to help mediate a solution to the Honduran political crisis.

  • OAS Representatives Deported
    By : September 27, 2009
    Five OAS technical representatives, three Spaniards, one Columbian, and a US citizen, who arrived at Toncontin International Airport this morning were expelled from Honduras. All four arrived this morning at 9 am. Three were expelled on a COPA airlines flight this morning at 9 am while a fourth was expelled abord a later American airlines flight. El Heraldo reports that all four were deported because they arrived without the authorization of the de facto regime.

  • US Prevents Real Discussion of Honduras Issue At UN
    By : September 27, 2009
    The United States is chairing the UN Security Council this month (chair rotates monthly) and, as such, Susan Rice, US Ambassador to the UN, holds the gavel and controls the Council's agenda. It is not uncommon for the US to place issues on the agenda to coincide with its chairmanship so that it can promote them swiftly or deep-six them altogether. With last Friday's Security Council's anemic approach to the crisis of Brazil's embassy in Honduras, it appears this issue fell into the latter category.

  • Bolivian president says coup against Zelaya intimidation to ALBA
    By : September 27, 2009
    Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday that the coup against deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya means an intimidation to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).

  • Zelaya Says Honduras Stopped OAS Officials at Airport
    By Blake Schmidt - : September 27, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said authorities at the Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa stopped four officials from the Organization of American States from entering the country to organize talks to end the country's political crisis.

  • S America-Africa summit condemns coup in Honduras
    By : September 27, 2009
    Presidents and representatives of 61 countries in both regions have expressed their deep concern over the political crisis in Honduras, after the military coup led by Roberto Micheletti toppled the country's legitimate president, Manuel Zelaya.

  • NY Times Says Honduras Has TWO Presidents! (Not One)
    By Jay Janson - : September 27, 2009
    Count on the The New York Times, the most influential of the imperialism defending and capitalism promoting media for the disservice of headlines and wording that misinform the unwary reader in order to make the vicious, conniving, pathetic and homicidal foreign policy of the United States appear to be only a question of viewpoint.

  • Thousands protest to demand Zelaya's return
    By : September 27, 2009
    Thousands of supporters of deposed Honduras president Manuel Zelaya have again protested in the capital Tegucigalpa to demand he be returned to power.

  • Zelaya tells of plot by 'Israeli mercenaries'
    By : September 27, 2009
    The deposed leader, who has taken refuge in the Brazilian Embassy in his country, told the prominent US daily, The Miami Herald, that the Israeli paramilitaries have tortured him by piping toxic gas into the Brazilian embassy and exposing the building, where he and his supporters stay, to high frequency radiation.

  • Brazil rejects coup mongers ultimatum over Zelaya
    By Esteban Israel - : September 27, 2009
    Brazil plans to ignore a 10-day deadline set by Honduras' de facto government to decide the fate of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who is holed up in the Brazilian embassy after sneaking back into the country.

  • Pressure on business community grows as coup enters third month
    By Mark Stevenson - : September 27, 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 that largely backs the interim government officials who removed him at gunpoint three months ago.

  • The Battle for Honduras
    By Toni Solo - : September 27, 2009
    What happens in Honduras will be decisive for the future of all Latin America. At stake is the chance of defeating the extreme right-wing continental project to deny the impoverished majority in Latin America meaningful political participation and a decent life. Whether in government - as in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Panama or in recalcitrant, entrenched opposition as elsewhere in the Americas, the continent's extreme right-wing elites are determined to use Honduras as a laboratory for their continental project.

  • Protests grow in Honduras
    By : September 27, 2009
    Protests in support of Manuel Zelaya picked up on Saturday, with thousands on the streets 90 days after the Honduran president was ousted, and hopes fading for a way out of the deadlock.

  • Ousted Leader Calls for Final Offensive in Honduras
    By : September 27, 2009
    The stakes rose in Honduras Sunday after ousted leader Manuel Zelaya, holed up at Brazil's embassy in Tegucigalpa, called on his supporters for a final offensive -- and coup leaders respond by giving Brazil a harsh warning.

  • Honduras warns Brazil over embassy crisis
    Reporting by Gustavo Palencia - : September 27, 2009
    Honduras' de facto government gave Brazil ten days to decide on the status of ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who took refuge in the Brazil's embassy last week after sneaking back into the country.

  • Heat rises in Honduras as embassy holds out
    By Sophie Nicholson - : September 27, 2009
    PROTESTS in support of Manuel Zelaya have strengthened, with thousands on the streets 90 days after the Honduran president was ousted, and hopes fading for a way out of the deadlock.

  • Honduras Sets 10-day Deadline on Standoff
    By Mark Stevenson - : September 27, 2009
    Honduras set a 10-day deadline Sunday for Brazil to decide what to do with ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who has holed up at its embassy since sneaking back into the Central American country last week.

  • European ambassadors return to Honduras
    By RIA Novosti - : September 27, 2009
    European ambassadors have returned to Honduras to demonstrate support for ongoing talks to reinstate ousted leader Manuel Zelaya, the EU presidency Sweden said on Sunday.

  • Honduras Resistance Analyzes Struggle Strategies
    By : September 27, 2009
    The National Front against the coup d'Etat is analyzing Sunday a series of struggle strategies for the restitution of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Coup leader defies ex-premier's demands in Honduras standoff
    By Peter Beaumont - : September 27, 2009
    "Interim" president Roberto Micheletti also made clear his government would not allow a weekend visit of several foreign ministers who have offered to help resolve the crisis and remained unrepentant about plunging the country into a cycle of demonstrations, violence and curfews.

  • Micheletti: "Cristina disrespected us"
    By : September 27, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti, de facto president of Honduras accused on Tuesday President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of being "rude" towards Honduras, and questioned the Argentine government because "there has disrespect".

  • Video: Family reunion for Zelaya
    By : September 27, 2009
    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from the Honduran capital, where tensions are mounting and pictures of Zelaya's first family reunion inside the embassy have been released.

  • Micheletti Blames Brazil for Excessive Honduran Police Violence
    By : September 27, 2009
    The plain and simple fact, as it has become increasingly clear, is that Micheletti is demonstrating the worst characteristics of an authoritarian leader who refuses to let go of his power. He's curtailed freedom of the press; he's established curfews; he continues to simultaneously insist that he's open to "negotiations" while declaring that he will have Zelaya arrested immediately. 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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