Honduras Coup - Day 98 - October 03, 2009
- Behind the Coup Regime Curtain
By Al Giordano - narconews.com : October 03, 2009
Reading the international press wires from Honduras in recent days, too many give the impression that Honduras coup "president" Roberto Micheletti has lifted last Sunday’s decree that suspended constitutional rights of free speech, press, assembly, transit and due process. No such thing has happened. The decree, in all its repressive brutality, is still in full force.
- Culture of Resistance in Honduras
By prensa-latina.cu : October 03, 2009
Artists of the National Front against the Coup are expected to intensify on Saturday the campaign of popular resistance with cultural activities in the capital and other cities.
- "Real Time" lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen taking Honduran coup show on the road
By Bill Conroy - narconews.com : October 03, 2009
Republican U.S. Representative's former press secretary helping to write the script / GOP lawmakers Jim DeMint, Aaron Schock, Peter Roskam and Doug Lamborn aren’t the only extremist grandstanders openly flaunting their disrespect for the Logan Act and contempt for President Obama by trekking to Honduras to play dice with a dictator. / This coming Monday, U.S. Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also is slated to make a trip to Honduras to play footsy with the Despot and Chief of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, and his putsch pals.
- Washington Plays Both Sides on Honduran Coup
By Laura Carlsen - americasmexico.blogspot.com : October 03, 2009
The good news is that Washington has finally begun to take stronger actions on Honduras. The bad news is that the actions completely contradict each other, resulting in ambiguity, paralysis and infighting as the Honduran crisis explodes.
- DeMint: DeGovernment is DeBest
By weeksnotice.blogspot.com : October 03, 2009
Senator Jim DeMint zipped down quickly to Honduras to meet with everyone who supported the coup, and to get a better idea of why they thought it was such a good idea. He issued the following statement...
- Jailed Honduran farmers on hunger strike for Zelaya
By Noe Leiva and Maria Isabel Sanchez, AFP - google.com : October 03, 2009
Thirty-eight farmers imprisoned by the military-supported interim Honduran regime began a hunger strike Saturday demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Manuel Zelaya.
- Giving Aaron Schock a Pass on Honduras and DeMint
By Steve Clemons - huffingtonpost.com : October 03, 2009
Schock may be doing real investigating -- while Sen. DeMint is siding with others in a foreign government -- a coup-installed government -- against the government of the United States. He is working hard there as an elected U.S. government official to actively undermine American policy. I suspect that Rep. Schock is going down to check out what is real and what is not in the mess of the Honduras coup and its aftermath -- but Jim DeMint is going down to "meddle" in the situation and to encourage the coup leaders to stand strong against the White House and the U.S. Department of State.
- Honduras: Arias and Insulza send in "The Cleaner"
By hondurasoye.wordpress.com : October 03, 2009
A few days later, I learned that Biehl, actually his name is John Biehl del Rio, is an advisor to OAS Secretary-General, Jose Miguel Insulza. Then, just a few days ago, Arias declared support for the November 29 election. And today, Biehl del Rio announces that a meeting between the golpistas and Zelaya will take place next week. Is this guy a fortune teller, a magician? No wonder, out of the ill-fated attempt by OAS officials to enter Honduras a week ago, Biehl was the only one allowed in. I don’t know about you, but when the history is written, I would prefer to be one of the guys turned away by the golpistas at the airport.
- Resistance Activists Murdered
By hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com : October 03, 2009
Mario Contreras, age 50, subdirector of the Instituto Abelardo Fortín, was shot and killed Friday in Tegucigalpa by unknown assailants on a motorcycle, Telesur and Tiempo report. Bertha Oliva, head of the Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras said they haven't yet determined whether it was an act of delinquents or a political act.
- Insurrection In Investment/Pension Funds
By hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com : October 03, 2009
The Banco Central of Honduras issued a new regulation governing banks, requiring them to withdraw all their funds from the Centralamerican Bank of Economic Intergration (BCIE in Spanish) by the end of September. According to their own report, Honduran banks withdrew all their funds, since they are governed by rules set by the BCH.
- Honduras's economy at a standstill
By aljazeera.net : October 03, 2009
After more than three months of deadlock, rival leaders in Honduras say they are ready to start a dialogue to try and bring the country's political crisis to an end. Aides to interim president Roberto Micheletti have been holding talks with ousted president Manuel Zelaya's camp, but there are no plans for the two men to meet face-to-face just yet.
- Breakthrough in Honduras Deadlock
By AFP - commondreams.org : October 03, 2009
Honduran de facto leaders and deposed President Manuel Zelaya have agreed to restart talks, in a breakthrough in a crisis that has gripped the nation, a top envoy said.
- Rivals edge toward talks in Honduras coup crisis
By Freddy Cuevas, AP - google.com : October 03, 2009
Two rival factions fighting for control of Honduras have begun talking days before a meeting that many hope will end a political crisis sparked by Central America's first coup in more than a decade.
- Kerry, GOP senator tussle over Honduran trip
By Farah Stockman - boston.com : October 03, 2009
For the last three months, John F. Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has tried to get Senate confirmation for two senior Obama administration officials on Latin America. And for the last three months, one man has stood in his way: Jim DeMint, a first-term Republican senator from South Carolina, who is known for stubbornly blocking legislation he doesn't like. So this week, Kerry made an unusual power play: He informed DeMint that the committee would not authorize him to go on a fact-finding mission to Honduras.
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