US to recognise Honduras poll result + Elections as coup laundering

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AlJazeeraEnglish
November 27, 2009

Honduras is gearing up for Sunday’s crucial national election, five months after a military coup ousted Manuel Zelaya, the president.

The election has received a last-minute boost after the US decided to endorse it, with or without Zelaya in the next government.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the capital, Tegucigalpa.

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Honduras deal collapses, and Zelaya’s backers blame U.S.

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By Tyler Bridges
McClatchy Newspapers
Nov. 9, 2009

CARACAS, Venezuela — A U.S.-brokered accord that was supposed to return ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to power has collapsed and his supporters pinned much of the blame Monday on the Obama administration.

Honduras’ Congress has made no plans to vote on whether to enact the agreement following remarks by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon that seemed to remove U.S. pressure.

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Nothing Resolved in Honduras

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TheRealNews
November 05, 2009

One week after a widely-celebrated, US-brokered agreement between deposed president Zelaya and coup president Micheletti, the coup regime appears stronger than ever

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Honduras: ‘Nothing will be the same again’ by Federico Fuentes

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Posted with permission from Green Left Weekly

by Federico Fuentes
Green Left
October 11, 2009

What began as a coup aimed at deposing a millionaire landowner president, whose “crime” had been to gradually shift Honduras away from US control and implement mild pro-people reforms, has spurned on a mass resistance movement with the potential to revolutionise the country.

Roberto Micheletti, installed as president after the military overthrew the elected government of President Manuel Zelaya, told the September 30 Argentine daily Clarin: “We removed Zelaya because he was a leftist … This worried us.”

However, more than 100 days since Zeyala was kidnapped at gunpoint and exiled to Coast Rica, Micheletti has even more to worry about.

Zelaya is back in the country, in the confines of the Brazilian embassy, and there is a mobilised population demanding more than just their president restored.

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Honduras: The Threat of Foreign Military Occupation By Ricardo Arturo Salgado

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By Ricardo Arturo Salgado
Socialist Voice
October 5, 2009

LeftViews is Socialist Voice’s forum for articles related to rebuilding the left in Canada and around the world, reflecting a wide variety of socialist opinion. In this article, an activist in the Honduran resistance meditates on the danger his country faces of a Haiti-style foreign military intervention.

Tegucigalpa, September 27, 2009 – The Honduras crisis has sparked great interest among thinkers of both Right and Left up and down the continent. Many people are reflecting on events, using all the analytical tools their knowledge permits. There is wide scope for speculation, mainly because – for most people – the actions of different forces have been so unexpected in character.

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Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Speaks from the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa

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Democracy Now!
October 5, 2009

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Manuel Zelaya Speaks from Nicaraguan Border on Who’s Behind the Coup

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Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org
July 30, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Speaks from Nicaraguan Border on Who’s Behind the Coup, His Attempts to Return Home, the Role of the United States and More

In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya joins us from the Nicaragua-Honduras border for a wide-ranging interview on his attempts to return home, who’s behind the coup, the role of the United States, and much more. “I think the United States is going to lose a great deal of influence in Latin America if it does not turn the coup d’état around,” Zeleya says. “It will not be able to put forth its idea about democracy. It won’t be credible before anyone.” On his message to the Honduran people, Zelaya says they should “maintain their resistance against those who want to take their rights away…so that no one will be able to disrespect them, which is what the coup regime is doing today.” [includes rush transcript]

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AMY GOODMAN: Governments around the world should continue sanctions against the coup regime in Honduras. Those are the comments of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who’s trying to mediate negotiations between ousted Honduran president and the coup leaders. He was speaking at a Latin American summit in Costa Rica a day after the US State Department’s decision Tuesday to revoke the visas of four Honduran coup officials, though the US has not cut off more than $180 million in economic aid.

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Honduras coup leader ready to quit

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PressTV
Thu, 16 Jul 2009 06:57:46 GMT

Micheletti says he will only step down so long as the deposed president Manuel Zelaya refrains from reclaiming power.

Honduran interim President Roberto Micheletti sets conditions for his departure following weeks of political turmoil in the Central American state. Micheletti said he would only step down so long as the deposed president Manuel Zelaya refrains from reclaiming power.

Micheletti expressed willingness to leave “at some point that decision is needed to bring peace and tranquility to the country, but without the return, and I stress this, of former President Zelaya.”

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Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

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Democracy Now!
June 29, 2009

Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

In the first military coup in Central America in a quarter of a century, the Honduran military has ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Former Parliamentary speaker Roberto Micheletti, who was sworn in as Zelaya’s replacement on Sunday, has imposed a two-day nationwide curfew. But hundreds of Zelaya supporters remain on the streets, and shots were fired at protesters near the presidential palace early Monday morning. We go to Honduras to speak with Honduran medical doctor and award-winning human rights activist, Dr. Juan Almendares, and NYU professor of Latin American history, Greg Grandin. [includes rush transcript]

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