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Honduras Coup - Day 96 - October 01, 2009

  • "Nothing happening" in Honduras
    By : October 01, 2009
    Honduras is under martial law as executive decree PCM-M-016-2009 has suspended numerous constitutional freedoms including: personal freedom, the right to free thought, the right to organize and meet, the right to free movement, freedom of the press, rights to privacy in one's own home, and protection against arbitrary detentions. The coup regime has routinely infringed these rights throughout the past three months, but it used the current degree to mobilize the military to shut down all anti-coup media outlets, thus eliminating any news of the resistance from the media. As filmmaker and resistance member Oscar Estrada writes, "it's like we never existed."

  • Michelletti Does What He Accused Mel Of
    By : October 01, 2009
    It has always been about power...
    Never about Mel...
    The Michelletti Bush Combine own Honduras...
    When Mel wanted to change some of the players...
    He was exiled...
    Michelletti suspended the Honduran Constitution...
    Without approval of the Honduran Congress...
    Honduran Law does nothing...
    World does nothing...
    That is power...
    Mel never suspended the Honduran Constitution...

  • Honduras Update: Micheletti Spirals Downward as the US Fails to Fully Condemn the De Facto Regime and Insists on Mincing Around With the Appointees Who Don't Wear Its Colors
    By Stephanie Brault and Michaela D'Ambrosio - : October 01, 2009
    After realizing his swaggering actions had severely backfired, the interim president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, is asking the Supreme Court to reverse last Sunday's decree, which suspended civil liberties throughout the country as part of its 45-day "state of emergency." As part of its crack-down on dissent, the Micheletti regime closed the two top Honduran news media outlets that had been covering ousted President Manuel Zelaya's statements from his refuge inside the Brazilian embassy.

  • Jim DeMint's Coup?
    By : October 01, 2009
    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has announced that he is heading down to Honduras to encourage those who helped fund and supported the coup against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to resist American pressure to return Zelaya to office.

  • Your Tax Dollars At Work "Promoting" Democracy
    By : October 01, 2009
    The Unión Civica Democratica, a pro-coup organization that describes itself as made up of over 40 organizations supporting the ouster of president Manuel Zelaya announced today that it supports PCM-M-016-2009, the decree that suspends the constitutional rights of Honduran citizens for 45 days.

  • "Proceed with the November Election" Says Moonlighting Mediator, Part Time Costa Rican Prez and Sometimes US Envoy
    By : October 01, 2009
    Arias has just announced that he supports having the November 29 presidential elections as a way to "avoid isolating the de facto regime." Arias is in Miami presently, but on Monday in a conversation with Micheletti, Arias says that Micheletti agreed to lift the state of siege if elections could go forward. Now this is "quid pro quoing" at its best. Micheletti will drop the decree if Arias will endorse the elections. You don't need to call the State Department to ask what they think. When Arias' mouth moves, State Department policy rolls out.

  • Honduran Crisis Sparks Diplomatic Tussle in D.C.
    By Larry Luxner - : October 01, 2009
    From Washington, D.C., Reina continues to stand by his beleaguered boss, who remains holed up in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa after sneaking back into Honduras on Sept. 21 (TT, Sept. 25). Reina warns that the "illegal" government of de facto President Roberto Micheletti won't win the standoff.

  • Radio Globo License Revoked
    By : October 01, 2009
    CONATEL, the part of the government that licenses radio and tv stations in Honduras, has just issued a letter to Alejandro Villatoro, owner of Radio Globo, cancelling its use of the radio frequencies assigned to it across the entire country of Honduras.

  • Honduran de Facto Regime Tries to Justify Coup
    By : October 01, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti, the de facto president of Honduras, admitted that his country's right wing carried out the coup d'état in this Central American nation because of constitutional president Manuel Zelaya's ties with Latin American progressive governments.

  • Jim DeMint: The Crybaby of the US Senate
    By Al Giordano - : October 01, 2009
    US Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), in the right-hand photo, is having a tantrum today, alleging that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), on the left, is blocking him with "bullying tactics" from visiting his pals in the Honduras coup regime.

  • Small Farmers Booted in Honduras
    By : October 01, 2009
    Early Wednesday morning, hundreds of Honduran soldiers and police vacated that country's National Agrarian Institute (INA), arresting more than 50 people belonging to confederations of small farmers.

  • Mexico's Diplomatic offices in Honduras are Operating Normally
    By : October 01, 2009
    The government of Mexico reiterates that the de facto authorities in Honduras are obligated to comply with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR). Diplomatic offices are inviolable and diplomatic and consular personnel enjoy the privileges and immunities conferred upon them by international law.

  • Honduras Protesters Ignore Clamp Down
    By : October 01, 2009
    Despite the clamp down on civil liberties imposed by the de facto government of Honduras, the different organizations that comprise the National Front Against the Coup kept up their street protests on Thursday, reported Giorgio Trucchi in Tegucigalpa for Rel-UITA.

  • Dutch vice-consul in Honduras reprimanded for coup support
    By Okke Ornstein - : October 01, 2009
    Dutch publication Elsevier reported that the Dutch vice-consul in Tegucigalpa and family of the Honorary Consul, Ms. C.M. Klück-Baas, has been reprimanded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry for signing a letter by Dutch citizens to the Foreign Minister in support of the military coup.

  • OAS advance mission to arrive in Honduras this Friday, October 2
    By : October 01, 2009
    An Advance Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) is to arrive in Tegucigalpa this Friday, October 2, with the goal of paving the way for the visit of a Delegation of Foreign Ministers and the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, which would arrive in Honduras next week.

  • Hypocrisy in Honduras
    By : October 01, 2009
    Honduras' interim President Roberto Micheletti has repeatedly accused his predecessor, Mel Zelaya, of taking unilateral and arbitrary actions. It is ironic that the de facto leader's stubbornness is now leading him to act in a similar fashion, extending the political crisis.

  • Honduras: censored Radio Globo quadruples listeners by going online
    By Sara Miller Llana - : October 01, 2009
    It seemed like a typical day at Radio Globo in Tegucigalpa, which supports ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya. The office bustled with reporters and assistants, and broadcasters took listeners' calls on the nation's political crisis. There was just one problem: the station was off the air. The station and the television channel Cholusat Sur were both shut down by Honduras´ interim government as part of an emergency decree last weekend that put severe limits on civil liberties. But Radio Globo is soldiering on by transmitting over the internet at a private home, the latest example of Latin American media using new technologies and social media to find a way around govermment censors.

  • Brazilian delegates visit embassy in Honduras
    By Mark Stevenson, AP - : October 01, 2009
    A Brazilian delegate criticized Honduras' coup-installed government Thursday for attacking his country's embassy with toxic gas and said Brazil had every right to provide refuge to ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Podcast: Regional Diplomacy on the Honduran Crisis
    By : October 01, 2009
    Is the United States sending mixed messages on Honduras? Or is it following through on President Obama's statement at the Summit of the Americas that the United States is no longer going to make unilateral decisions — that it is going to be up to the region to work together through multilateral institutions? Thus far, former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias has mediated the situation, and the Organization of American States (OAS) has taken the lead in managing the crisis. But because the OAS has been quite ineffective, other regional organizations such as Unasur might start to take a more prominent role in regional issues.

  • DeMint and Honduras
    By : October 01, 2009
    Via The Hill: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will be part of a delegation to Honduras. In fact, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) will be doing the same. Maybe the same one. This is a sign of concern among conservatives that the "wait it out until the elections" strategy is at risk.

  • Update 8: Recent events in Honduras
    By : October 01, 2009
    Today Honduras entered the fifth day of restrictions on fundamental human rights, despite national and international condemnations of the decree issued by de facto President Roberto Micheletti on Sunday.

  • New Protests in Honduras Despite Siege
    By : October 01, 2009
    The national front against the Coup in Honduras announced on Thursday that new protests took place in the capital of this country, despite the 45-day state of siege, declared by the de facto government.

  • Honduran power brokers, priests push talk plans
    By Mark Stevenson, AP - : October 01, 2009
    Catholic Church leaders are weighing in on Honduras' coup stalemate with a proposal to jump-start negotiations, part of a growing movement by crisis-weary Hondurans to resolve the crisis and end the country's crippling isolation.

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Calls For Restoration Of Honduras Head Of State
    By : October 01, 2009
    Grenada's Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David has joined in condemning the forceful removal of the duly elected Head of State in Honduras. While addressing the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Minister David called for the immediate restoration of President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

  • UN rights council condemns abuses in Honduras coup
    By AP - : October 01, 2009
    The U.N. top rights body is condemning abuses following the June 28 coup in Honduras. The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed Thursday a proposal by Latin American countries, including Cuba, calling for an immediate end to all human rights violations.

  • Micheletti Needs More Opinions
    By : October 01, 2009
    Decreto PCM-M-016-2009 remains in effect. Roberto Micheletti says he needs to hear more opinions before he decides what to do about this decree that suspends the constitution. In the meantime, it remains in effect. Even though Congress told him they would not vote to approve it should he insist it come to a vote, Micheletti has refused to rescind the decree so far. Congress must approve it for it to become legal.

  • Coup-hit Honduras heads toward dialogue
    By AFP - : October 01, 2009
    Hopes rose Thursday for dialogue between deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the regime that ousted him, as did pressure for the removal of tough new restrictions on civil rights.

  • Honduran Coup Regime Blamed for 14 Deaths
    By : October 01, 2009
    Fourteen politically motivated killings have taken place in Honduras since the June 28 coup that ousted President Mel Zelaya, a human rights group founded when death squads stalked the Central American country in the 1980s said Wednesday. 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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