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|World Focus: Honduras and the US: When Engagement Becomes Complicity|
Tuesday, March 20 @ 15:14:06 UTC
|By Laura Carlsen|
March 20, 2012 - fpif.org
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Honduras on March 6 with a double mission: to quell talk of drug legalization and reinforce the U.S.-sponsored drug war in Central America, and to bolster the presidency of Porfirio Lobo.
The Honduran government issued a statement that during the one-hour closed-door conversation between Biden and Lobo, the vice president "reiterated the U.S. commitment to intensify aid to the government and people of Honduras, and exalted the efforts undertaken and implemented over the past two years by President Lobo."
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|Latin America: Venezuela's Mediation Effort with Ex-Honduran President|
Monday, April 18 @ 19:05:30 UTC
|By Rachael Boothroyd|
April 18, 2011 - Venezuelanalysis.com
Venezuela's President Chávez met with ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya and a delegation from the National Resistance Front (Frente de Resistencia Hondurena) on Saturday in order to continue mediation of the current political conflict in Honduras.
The meeting was arranged following an initial dialogue between Chávez, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the current Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo, on the 9th of April in Cartagena, Colombia.
In his meeting with Chávez, which lasted more than three hours, Zelaya outlined the primary conditions that will set the basis for negotiations and initiate mediation to allow his return to Honduras. Lobo has since agreed to mediation and the conditions set out by Zelaya will act as a 'working draft' for further negotiations.
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|Latin America: Death Squad Terror in Honduras|
Thursday, July 01 @ 09:12:56 UTC
|By Stephen Lendman|
June 30th, 2010
On June 28, 2009, while he slept, dozens of Honduran soldiers stormed President Manuel Zelaya's residence, arrested him at gunpoint, and exiled him to Costa Rica, in violation of the 1982 Constitution, stating:
"No Honduran may be expatriated nor delivered by the authorities to a foreign state," nor may a democratically elected leader be deposed, evidence showing Washington's involvement and support, coordination handled by US Ambassador Hugo Llorens and Thomas Shannon, Jr., current US Ambassador to Brazil, then Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
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|Latin America: Honduras and the battle for the Americas|
Saturday, October 10 @ 06:33:40 UTC
|By Federico Fuentes, Caracas|
October 10, 2009 - greenleft.org.au
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterating Washington's support on October 5 for the Arias Plan to resolve the Honduran crisis, which she hoped would "get Honduras back on the path to a more sustainable democracy". But the plan would see Honduran President Manuel Zelaya return to his post and sit out the rest of his term without any real power.
Clinton said her government was concerned "there has been a pulling away from democracy, from human rights, from the kind of partnership that we would want with our neighbours".
If we remove the Orwellian jargon, what Clinton is saying is clear: at stake today is either the reaffirmation of US hegemony in a region it has long controlled via military dictatorship and puppet neoliberal governments, or the continued advance of a profound democratic movement for change sweeping the continent.
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|Latin America: Washington Refuses to Call Off Its Dogs in Honduras|
Wednesday, September 02 @ 21:15:41 UTC
|September 01, 2009|
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
"Washington has bought time for its Honduran puppets."
The "new face" of U.S. policy in Latin America is just that: a face, a false front. Barack Obama's famous smile is a Greek mask, behind which lurks the same old Uncle Sam that plunged nearly all of Latin America into military and oligarchic rule in the period following World War Two.
The U.S. is trying to run out the clock on Honduras's democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a June 28 coup that could not have happened without Washington's approval and ongoing support. The U.S. is the only country in the Western Hemisphere that continues to maintain an ambassador in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. The American ambassador's purpose there, is to hold the hands of the Honduran generals, to assure them that Uncle Sam has their back. While President Obama issues vacuous statements claiming to support the general principle of electoral democracy, his own State Department officials blame President Zelaya for provoking the coup by exploring the possibility of a referendum by the people on a second presidential term.
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|Latin America: Honduras: This is not an hysterical accusation, it is calling a spade a spade!|
Tuesday, July 14 @ 05:19:12 UTC
| By: Franz J. T. Lee|
July 14, 2009
In a Reuters
article concerning the current political situation in Honduras:
"Isolated Honduras hunkers down, Zelaya vows action," dated July 11,
2009, inter alia, we are 'informed' that "the interim government,
installed by Congress after widely unpopular Zelaya was booted out of
the country in his pajamas last month by soldiers, has resisted
international pressure and says Zelaya's reinstatement is not
incredible how the "news agencies," backed by mighty corporations, keep
distorting the news and thus are "shaping opinion" for that matter.
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|Latin America: The Significance Of Washington's Coup Attempt In Honduras|
Thursday, July 02 @ 05:59:17 UTC
|By Shamus Cooke|
July 01, 2009 - workerscompass.org
There should be no doubts about the U.S.' decisive role behind the now-crumbling military coup in Honduras. As commander and chief of the U.S. armed forces, the blame for this intervention lies solely on President Obama.
The White House, however, would like you to believe that they "attempted to convince the Honduran military not to intervene."
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|Latin America: Showdown in Honduras: The Rise, Repression and Uncertain Future of the Coup|
Wednesday, July 01 @ 16:51:58 UTC
|By Benjamin Dangl|
June 30, 2009 - Upside Down World
Worldwide condemnation has followed the coup that unseated President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras on Sunday, June 28. Nation-wide mobilizations and a general strike demanding that Zelaya be returned to power are growing in spite of increased military repression. One protester outside the government palace in Honduras told reporters that if Roberto Micheletti, the leader installed by the coup, wants to enter the palace, "he had better do so by air" because if he goes by land "we will stop him."
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