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Honduras News - July 20-26, 2010

  • ALBA: Rebirth of Our America
    By : July 26, 2010
    Much can be said of this group, but above all that it has created an alternative of the economic, political and social spheres of our nations. We must recall that ALBA was the most important response to US plans to impose the free trade treaty on Latin America.

  • Honduras: Resistance meets, discusses plans
    By : July 25, 2010
    On June 28 last year, democratically-elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a US-backed military coup. Zelaya had upset US and Honduran corporate interests with policies such as blocking privatisation, increasing the minimum wage and joining the anti-imperialist Latin American bloc led by Venezuela and Cuba, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA).

  • Amnesty or Prosecution?
    By : July 23, 2010
    The press communique by Rodolfo Pastor Fasquelle that we translated has been getting some attention in the broader press. This is understandable because it shines light inside the dark room where negotiations have been underway to solve the problem that Jose Manuel Zelaya presents for Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

  • Resistance Front Opposes Honduras' Admission to OAS
    By : July 23, 2010
    The National Front of Popular Resistance (NFPR) said it is opposed to Honduras' readmission to the OAS or the System of Central American Integration (SICA), saying it must return to democracy first.

  • What does Obama have planned next for Latin America?
    By Wayne Madsen - : July 23, 2010
    President Obama's Latin American policy resembles more Richard Nixon's Operation Condor and its assassinations and covert operations than President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress and its advancement of economic progress and democracy. Obama's reactionary Latin American policies appear to be aimed more at currying favor with south Florida's emigré right-wing exiles from Cuba, Venezuela, and Central America than in advancing democracy in the region.

  • Quiet Occupation
    By Louis Carapinha - : July 22, 2010
    In this text, Louis Carapinha tells us that the U.S. pursues opening the path for re-intervention in Latin America with a coup in Honduras: "So Obama continues the blockade against Cuba and intensifies the conspiracy against Venezuela and other countries of ALBA, while it supports the agenda of the bourgeoisie, as shown in the cases of Brazil and Argentina.

  • "Conversations in Washington by the Representative of Zelaya, Rodolfo Pastor F."
    By : July 22, 2010

  • Guatemala's President Denies Micheletti's Entry
    By : July 22, 2010
    Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said Wednesday that he would prevent the former Honduran de-facto president Roberto Micheletti from entering Guatemala, and denied his presence there.

  • Nicaragua Rejects Reinstatement of Honduras in SICA
    By : July 22, 2010
    The President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega considered ridiculous and absurd the decision adopted in El Salvador by four Heads of States of the isthmus to reinstate Honduras in the Central American Integration System (SICA).

  • What's at stake in Brazil's election
    By Emile Schepers - : July 22, 2010
    Brazil holds national elections on October 3. This nation of over 190,000,000 people, the fifth most populous in the world and a prosperous and growing economic and diplomatic heavyweight, will elect a new president, to replace current President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva who is constitutionally forbidden from succeeding himself, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress plus two thirds of the 81 senators.

  • Honduras, Iran, and the Propaganda Model
    By : July 20, 2010
    Overt breaches of electoral democracy occurred in several countries in June 2009. Two cases were especially noteworthy: the June 12 presidential election in Iran in which the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was widely accused of electoral fraud, and the June 28 military overthrow of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. 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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