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Honduras Coup - Day 97 - October 02, 2009

  • Honduras: Anti-Coup Resistance Movement "Firmly United"
    By Juan Ramón Durán - : October 02, 2009
    The National Resistance Front Against the Coup d'Etat (FRN) in Honduras is carrying out a nationwide consultation among its members to establish its position with respect to the expected talks between ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the de facto government, the movement's leaders said.

  • Auxiliary Archbishop of Tegucigalpa Conducts Lengthy Monologue on the Importance of Dialogue
    By Belén Fernández - : October 02, 2009
    After nearly three nomadic months of convening with leaders across the American continent, Honduran President Mel Zelaya reappeared in Honduras last week with the declared aim of engaging in dialogue with the coup government in order to resolve the national political crisis. Coup president Roberto Micheletti has demonstrated a lack of interest in any such conversation taking place outside a court of law but continues to lament what he observes to be an international refusal to listen to his side of the story...

  • US Congress Takes a Stand: Open Letter to Honduran Congress
    By : October 02, 2009
    These remarkable congressmembers state firmly and clearly that the coup was unconstitutional; that the current conditions make holding legitimate elections impossible; and that if the Micheletti regime continues to "stall", they will urge that the US not recognize the upcoming Honduran elections.

  • OAS advance party arrives in Honduras
    By : October 02, 2009
    An advance party representing the Organization of American States arrived on Friday in Honduras' capital, Tegucigalpa, to open discussions and prepare for a later planned visit by OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza due Oct.7

  • Honduran coup leaders, Zelaya to open talk next week: OAS
    By Sophie Nicholson, AFP - : October 02, 2009
    The interim Honduran government and ousted President Manuel Zelaya agreed Friday to open talks next week on resolving the political crisis triggered by a June coup, an OAS envoy said.

  • Honduras resists demands to lift emergency decree
    By Patrick Markey and Esteban Israel, Reuters - : October 02, 2009
    De facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti on Thursday resisted demands he lift a decree that suspended civil liberties as part of a crisis triggered by the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduras Government Blamed for 14 Deaths
    By : October 02, 2009
    Fourteen politically motivated killings have taken place in Honduras since the June 28 escorted departure of former president Mel Zelaya, a human rights group founded when death squads stalked the Central American country in the 1980s said Wednesday.

  • A qualitative step forward for the organized struggle in Honduras
    By : October 02, 2009
    A new challenge: taking over highways, ports and customs offices to bring the country to a halt and overthrow the dictatorship...

  • Crofton man calls attention to atrocities in Honduras
    By Ryan Justin Fox - : October 02, 2009
    Just a few days ago, Nick Carroll was aiding poor and badly beaten residents in detention camps in Honduras, victims of the fallout from the military overthrow of its democratically elected president. In stark contrast, he now sits comfortably in his serene Crofton home, where he can leave his front door open while he works to raise awareness about the human rights atrocities that have been largely ignored outside Latin America. "We need to get the word out," Carroll said. "I turned on CNN, Fox News. They had nothing, just the most trivial stuff."

  • Micheletti admits talks with Zelaya through mediator - Summary
    By : October 02, 2009
    Roberto Micheletti, the head of the de facto government in Honduras, admitted Friday that talks are ongoing between his administration and ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. "There are talks through a mediator, but I cannot give many details," Micheletti said in an interview with Chilean daily La Tercera.

  • Honduras: ICRC visits over 40 people deprived of their freedom
    By : October 02, 2009
    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has visited over 40 people who were detained following their removal from the National Agrarian Institute building yesterday by Honduran security forces.

  • U.S. should condemn Honduras coup regime
    By : October 02, 2009
    The coup regime seems to have as much regard for human rights as it does for democracy. One week after the coup, the military fired 160 rounds of live ammo into a nonviolent crowd, killing a teenager. Since then, the coup regime has overseen nine politically-motivated murders, countless military attacks on peaceful protesters, the arbitrary arrest of over 1,300 people and the systematic military occupation and shutdown of most independent media outlets.

  • DeMint is DeNied
    By : October 02, 2009
    Jim DeMint's efforts to travel to Honduras were nixed by John Kerry, who as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee can block the funds. Although DeMint tried to frame it as an effort to prevent senators from learning the "truth" about Honduras (and, it should be noted, their planned way of determining the truth was simply to talk to Roberto Micheletti) the real reason is much simpler...

  • Starts with "T", rhymes with "reason"
    By : October 02, 2009
    Although there has never been a prosecution under the act, Senator De Mint should be aware of a 1936 Supreme Court decision (United States v Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation, 299 U.S. 304) which held that "[T]he President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation. He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; but he alone negotiates. Into the field of negotiation the Senate cannot intrude, and Congress itself is powerless to invade it."

  • US senator, congressmen to meet with interim Honduras leader despite no-contact policy
    By Ben Fox, AP - : October 02, 2009
    A U.S. senator and three congressmen plan to meet Friday with Honduras' interim leader in defiance of official Washington policy barring contact with the architects of the military coup that ousted the nation's president.

  • Resistance Members Do Not Get Paid To March
    By : October 02, 2009
    "Most of Zelaya 'supporters' were paid poor people. Each 'supporter' on a motorcycle was paid 300 lempiras (US$15.84) a day plus gas. Taxi drivers were paid 3,000 lempiras (US$158.40) a day to drive 'supporters.' Farmers acting as 'supporters' are being paid 250 lempiras (US$13.20) a day." This is what several Pro Michelletti Blogs are spinning to the world... It is a lie...

  • Zelaya's supporters protest martial law, reject dialogue under current situation
    By : October 02, 2009
    At least 500 supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Thursday protested the martial law imposed by the post-coup government in this Honduran capital. The demonstration, gathering members of the union and peasants' groups, was staged outside the U.S. embassy, also calling for Zelaya's reinstatement. 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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