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Honduras Coup - Day 93 - September 28, 2009

  • Honduran government hires fiction writer to hawk coup regime
    By Bill Conroy - : September 28, 2009
    The recent decision by the rogue government of Honduras to spend more than a quarter of a million dollars to hire a PR firm to spread its newspeak is marked by a twist of irony that even George Orwell would appreciate.

  • Honduras H.E. Ms. Patricia Isabel Rodas Baca, Minister for Foreign Affairs
    By : September 28, 2009
    PARTICIA RODAS BACA, Minister for Foreign affairs of Honduras, said three years ago, Manuel Zalaya, the President of her country, had come to propose honest, easy solutions to respond to the major challenges faced by society, and to diminish terrible differences between the rich and the poor. He had fought for the rights of migrants and the forgotten, she said. With simple and effective proposals, President Zalaya had constantly called for a fairer world that would lighten the burden of shame on the poor and the misery of the many.

  • Brazil Calls on Honduras to Restore Ousted President
    By Iuri Dantas - : September 28, 2009
    Brazil called on the acting government of Honduras to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya and sought a United Nations response to "threats" against its embassy in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.

  • Ousted Honduran leader addresses UN via cell phone
    By AP - : September 28, 2009
    Honduras' ousted president addressed the United Nations General Assembly by cellular telephone from the Brazilian embassy in his country's capital, where he is holed up. Manuel Zelaya said Monday that a June military coup that toppled him has subjected Honduras to a dictatorship.

  • Troops close Honduras radio station
    By : September 28, 2009
    Honduran soldiers have raided a radio station in the capital Tegucigalpa aligned with Manuel Zelaya, the ousted president, and shut down its operations. / Radio Globo de Tegucigalpa was taken off the air on Monday, a day after the military-backed interim government announced strict limits on civil liberties for 45 days.

  • Cuba Demands Full Reinstatement of Zelaya in Honduras
    By : September 28, 2009
    Cuba demanded on Monday before the United Nations the full, immediate and unconditional reinstatement of Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya to the exercise of his constitutional power, and demanded respect to the inviolability of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa.

  • Silence as a cowardly means of intervention
    By Atilio A. Boron - : September 28, 2009
    Last Friday the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras (CODEH) issued a report blaming the de facto president of that country and putschist leader, Roberto Micheletti, for the more than 101 extrajudicial murders and summary executions perpetrated from June 28th to the current date.

  • Micheletti will take his time rescinding decree
    By : September 28, 2009
    El Heraldo is reporting via its "Minuto a Minuto" column that at 3:19 pm in Tegucigalpa, Roberto Micheletti said that having heard the petition of Congress, he would meet with the justices of the Supreme Court and presidential candidates to rescind the decree, AT AN OPPORTUNE MOMENT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! In the meantime it remains in effect.

  • Congress asks Micheletti to Rescind Decree
    By : September 28, 2009
    The head of congress, Jose Angel Saavedra, met with Roberto Micheletti and Ramon Velasquez Nassar, vice president of the Congress, Antonio Rivera Callejas, Liberal Party member, and Ricardo Rodriguez, Liberal Party member, to ask that Micheletti rescind the decree issued sunday night.

  • The Dictatorship Unmasked
    By El Tiempo Staff Editorial translated by Kristin Bricker - : Sept. 28, 2009
    "The Real Goal of the 45-Day Curfew is to Torpedo November's Electoral Process" / With Executive Decree PCM-M-016-2009, the dictatorial government has taken off its mask and really outdone itself by keeping Honduras and the Honduras people kidnapped through its use and abuse of the State's weapons and its desire to manipulate the Constitution and the laws of the Republic. / This executive decree, signed by the de facto head of state Micheletti in a meeting with his equally de facto cabinet, establishes a curfew for 45 consecutive days, during which practically all rights and individual freedoms are annulled, leaving the Honduran people completely defenseless before the usurpers.

  • Massive repression in Honduras:
    45 day state of emergency imposed by coup regime

    By Eva Golinger - - : September 28, 2009
    Yesterday, the coup regime in Honduras led by Roberto Micheletti decreed a 45-day state of emergency, suspending all constitutional guarantees, including freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of press and privacy. The Brazilian Embassy in Teguicigalpa, where President Zelaya remains in a state of refuge, has been surrounded by repressive regime forces for days now and is under siege.

  • Honduran National Resistance Update – 9/28
    By : September 28, 2009
    OAS convened a special meeting at 10AM this morning concerning Honduras. / National Front is calling for people everywhere to petition their governments to help the people of Honduras. / People are amassing at the Pedagogical University in spite of massive police presence in the streets throughout the capital. / There is a lack of food, water and medicine in towns throughout the country.

  • The Second Honduran Coup Came Today Because the First One Failed
    By Al Giordano - : September 28, 2009
    On this morning, three months later, it was déjà vu all over again, as those same military troops reenacted the battle of June 28, busting down the doors of both broadcasters and this time removing their transmitters and equipment. And soldiers have surrounded both houses of media to prevent the people from retaking them. / This time, due to yesterday's coup decree, there is no legal recourse for the journalists. Under the decree, if a judge even looks at a motion from those media, he, too, can be rounded up, arrested and detained. And if another media reports what happened, it, too, can be invaded and silenced by force.

  • 'Everything is possible' with coup resistance in Honduras
    By Carlos Torchia - : September 28, 2009
    President Manuel Zelaya's return to Honduras was a great day for democracy. His return was a victory for the heroic Honduran people who have fought tooth and nail against the fascist military. It was a victory for the international solidarity movement of which we proudly form a part.

  • Honduran Coup Regime Imposes Media, Protest Crackdown
    By : September 28, 2009
    The Honduran coup regime has intensified its grip on power in the face of growing pressure for restoring the elected President Manuel Zelaya. On Sunday, coup leaders issued a decree granting themselves broad authority to clamp down on free speech.

  • Honduras Crisis Helps Brazil to Emerge as the Voice of Global South
    By Pedro Aguiar - : September 28, 2009
    It's been a turning-point week for Latin American geopolitics. With Brazil's decision to host ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya at its embassy in Tegucigalpa until he is restored to power – from which he was removed by the coup on June 28. The continent has finally shifted its gravity center from north of the Rio Grande to the core of the south.

  • Bolivian president says coup against Zelaya intimidation to ALBA
    By : September 28, 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).

  • Honduras Coup Leader Micheletti Decrees 45-Day Suspension of Constitution
    By Al Giordano - : September 28, 2009
    Now they've really done it. On the same day that the Honduran coup regime detained six foreign diplomats from the Organization of American States (OAS) - two US officials, two Canadian, one Colombian and Chilean OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza - for six hours in the Toncontin International Airport, barring their entrance into Honduras, it has made public the following decree, which bans freedom of assembly, transit, the press and orders National Police and the Armed Forces to arrest and detain any person suspected of exercising those rights.

  • Free and Transparent Elections?
    By : September 28, 2009
    This morning the de facto government published, in La Gaceta, a decree suspending five articles of the constitution for 45 days. Among those articles suspended are the right of free speech (article 72), free assembly (article 78), the free movement (article 81), arrest only with a warrant (article 84), and personal freedom (article 69). The alleged reason for the suspension is Zelaya's call for insurrection.

  • The Sound and Fury of the Honduran Coup
    By Laura Carlsen - : September 28, 2009
    Acoustic and Chemical Attacks on the Brazilian Embassy
    Over the past few days, reports poured in from Honduras of the use of sound 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. Numerous photographers have also documented their use.

  • Suspension of the constitution in Honduras
    By : September 28, 2009
    Acoustic and Chemical Attacks on the Brazilian Embassy
    According to Roberto Micheletti, Honduras is a "happy country" whose people have moved on since June 28. / According to this logic, I suppose Hondurans must really be enjoying suspension of their constitutional rights, outlawing of public gatherings, deportation of OAS officials, and censorship. According to La Prensa, the state of emergency is in place for 45 days (not quite enough to get to the election for the current decree). Even the military is making accusations against specific reporters.

  • We burned democracy (in order to save our butts)
    By : September 28, 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.

  • Under siege at the embassy
    By : September 28, 2009
    Honduras' legitimate president, Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, made a spectacular return after being ousted and driven from the country in a military-led coup at the end of June. But the coup regime, led by Roberto Micheletti, is threatening to attack the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where Zelaya remains--and police and soldiers are carrying out assaults on pro-democracy demonstrators gathered outside the embassy.

  • Honduras Coup Regime Suspends Constitutional Rights,
    Closes Media, Threatens Brazil: Will Obama Admin Break Its Silence?

    By : September 28, 2009
    "After 90 days and not one word from the Obama administration on the abuses in Honduras, it looks an awful lot like a tacit endorsement of the repression by the U.S. government," said Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

  • Live from Honduras: An interview with Berta Caceres
    By Beverly Bell/Bertha Caceres - : September 28, 2009
    Berta Caceres: The people of Honduras and the popular movement have suffered a big blow at the hands of what we are calling a dictatorship, and which has been a criminal and repressive violation of human rights. We've seen how these repressive forces have dragged people out of their houses and has been brutal against the youth, against women, against indigenous people.

  • Honduras' interim government silences dissident broadcasters after suspending civil liberties
    By Mark Stevenson, AP - : September 28, 2009
    Honduras' coup-installed government silenced two key dissident broadcasters on Monday just hours after it suspended civil liberties to prevent an uprising by backers of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Library of Congress Report Determines Honduran Coup Was Constitutional Despite Having Unconstitutional Aspects
    By Belén Fernández - : September 28, 2009
    Golpistas Oppose Rewriting Honduran Constitution but Don’t Understand the Current One Either 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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