Blog on Honduras


This video from England says about itself:

A second lively picket against the coup in Honduras took place in London on July 3rd. Members of the Latin American community, solidarity and left wing activists gathered outside the embassy to demand the reinstatement of president Zelaya. A letter was handed in to the Minister Counsellor who refused to meet any of the protestors.

From Green Left Weekly in Australia:

Coup and mass resistance in Honduras: Eva Golinger blogs live

1 July 2009

Eva Golinger, whose 2006 book The Chavez Code exposed the role of the US in the 2002 coup that briefly overthrew the democratically elected Venezuelan government, is blogging continuously on the situation in Honduras.

On June 28, the elected President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped by the military at gun point, beaten and then exiled to Costa Rica. …

Zelaya has massive support from the poor, trade unions and social movements. …

There are massive ongoing protests on the streets, including a general strike, to demand Zelaya is reinstated. At least some army units have refused to support the coup.

The coup plotters have responded by shutting down state TV, cutting electricity to the capital and carrying out widespread repression.

The foreign minister in Zelaya’s government has been kidnapped and remains missing. The ambassadors of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua were kidnapped and beaten, with the Cuban and Venezuelan diplomats later released. …

The situation hangs in the balance, and is constantly developing. It remains unclear whether the coup plotters will succeed in using repression to put down the popular uprising and hold onto their illicit power, or whether the mass resistance and international support for Zelaya will see him reinstalled as the legitimate president. Ongoing news can be found at Golinger’s blog.

The world condemns Honduras coup, demands elected President Manuel Zelaya returns: here.

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  1. Jul 5, 6:02 AM EDT

    Exiled Honduran leader vows return for showdown

    By WILL WEISSERT and NESTOR IKEDA
    Associated Press Writers

    Pentagon Stops Military Operations With Honduras

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras braced for a threatened confrontation Sunday as ousted President Manuel Zelaya insisted he was coming home to reclaim his post, urging his supporters to mass at the airport for a showdown with the interim government in power since the army sent him into exile a week ago.

    … The interim government stuck to its threat to arrest Zelaya and put him on trial despite near-universal international condemnation of the coup that removed him over his campaign to revise the constitution.

    In Washington, the Organization of American States suspended Honduras as a member late Saturday, but Zelaya’s replacement, Roberto Micheletti, already pulled the country out of the group over its ultimatum to restore Zelaya.

    As more than 10,000 of his supporters protested Saturday near the heavily guarded presidential palace, Zelaya posted an audio message on the Internet urging loyalists to greet his arrival.

    “We are going to show up at the Honduras International Airport in Tegucigalpa … and on Sunday we will be in Tegucigalpa,” Zelaya said in the taped statement carried Saturday on the Web sites of the Telesur and Cubadebate media outlets.

    He implored supporters to remain peaceful.

    “I ask all farmers, residents, Indians, young people and all workers’ groups, businessmen and friends … to accompany me on my return to Honduras,” he said. “Do not bring weapons. Practice what I have always preached, which is nonviolence. Let them be the ones who use violence, weapons and repression.”

    “I hold the coup plotters responsible for the lives of each and every person,” he said.

    In comments to a local radio station, Zelaya said he would be accompanied by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, several foreign ministers and 300 journalists.

    Most of the ousted leader’s supporters come from the working and middle classes of this impoverished nation, while his opponents are based in the ranks of the well-to-do – ….

    Last Sunday’s coup brought widespread criticism down on the Micheletti government, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Venezuela’s leftist leader Hugo Chavez to the U.N. and the OAS.

    Seeking to head off any escalation of the crisis, the OAS gave the Honduran government until Saturday to reinstate Zelaya, but Micheletti pointedly rejected the demand Friday night. …

    At the OAS’s second emergency on Honduras in less than a week, the group’s secretary-general told the meeting Saturday night that his visit to Honduras in a bid to restore Zelaya to the presidency had failed.

    “It is very clear that in the de facto government, there is no willingness to change its conduct,” Jose Miguel Insulza said in urging Honduras’ suspension.

    Thirty-three nations voted for the suspension, with Honduras abstaining. It was the first time the OAS suspended a member nation over a military coup since 1990, when Haiti was punished for Gen. Raoul Cedras’ putsch against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

    Will Weissert reported from Tegucigalpa and Nestor Ikeda from Washington. Associated Press writers Freddy Cuevas and Marcos Aleman in Tegucigalpa contributed to this report.

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  2. The Ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of America, ALBA,
    accredited to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento,
    Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia; Oscar de los Reyes Ramos, Ambassador
    of the Republic of Cuba; Carlos Argüello Gomez, Ambassador of the Republic
    of Nicaragua; Rodrigo Riofrío Machuca, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador
    and Agustín Pérez Celis Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on
    behalf of our respective Governments, categorically ratify our rejection and
    condemnation of the coup d’état against the legitimate government of the
    President of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, perpetrated by the
    military sector in violation of the National Constitution and the most basic
    democratic principles against the will of the people of Honduras.

    This action prevents a non binding consultation with the people proposed by
    President Zelaya to promote a constitutional amendment by convening the
    Constituent Power.

    Our Governments demand respect for the sovereign will of the people of
    Honduras and consequently call for the reinstatement of President Manuel
    Zelaya, who was democratically elected by his people, as head of the
    Executive. The current situation of the transitional government is in open
    and clear violation of the norms and principles of International Law.

    We express our solidarity with President Manuel Zelaya in this hour of
    struggle for peace, justice and democracy and invite the solidarity
    organizations to continue forward with their actions against the coup d’état
    and in support of the will of the people of Honduras.

    The Hague, 29 June 2009.


    Rodrigo Rojas
    rodrigorojasnl at gmail.com

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