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  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 28 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 13, 2004 | PPSimmons
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  • Venezuela update -- it's still a mess

    03/08/2014 10:52:16 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Little new information escapes from Venezuela, beyond that protests and repression by the Chavista/Cuban regime continue.As Daniel reported today (Saturday), the Organization of American States (OAS) produced a resolution about the situation in Venezuela. The regime scores because not only the OAS will not send any mission or observation, not only the OAS will not go beyond an exhortation but the OAS also writes "Its appreciation, full support, and encouragement for the initiatives and the efforts of the democratically-elected Government of Venezuela ...". there is an "and" after that to include other sectors but the first part is the one...
  • Ten Million Man March

    01/18/2014 8:41:26 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 62 replies
    Operation American Spring ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    Ok. Jim has proposed a protest in Washington. I suggest that we joined forces with Operation American Spring on the 16 of May. This is contingent on Jim Rob agreeing with the date and principles of the protect by Operation American Spring.
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the “terrorist princess” outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Latin American Parliament suspends Honduran congress

    12/05/2009 4:59:32 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies · 461+ views
    China Review ^ | December 5, 2009
    PANAMA CITY, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 25th Ordinary Assembly of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) decided on Friday to suspend the Honduran Congress from it, for supporting the coup against ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Most of the Latin American deputies voted in favor of the suspension, Parlatino Executive Secretary Humberto Pelaez from Columbia said. "The suspension measure was approved by 103 votes in favor, three against and seven abstentions," Pelaez told a press conference after the Ordinary Assembly in Panama City. Pelaez urged the Honduran congressmen to think over and work to reinstate the constitutional order in their...
  • Obama To Meet With Honduras’ Lobo At White House In October

    09/28/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Latin American News Dispatch ^ | September 23, 2011 2:48 pm | none stated
    U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo next month at the White House to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional economic and security issues, according to a press release. The Oval Office Meeting on October 5 will come only a few weeks after Lobo’s address at the United Nations, where he highlighted his country’s commitment to restoring human rights in the aftermath of the June 2009 coup that ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya. “The President also welcomes the opportunity to underscore the strong bonds of friendship between the American and Honduran people, as well as...
  • A misguided Republican attack on the Organization of American States [OAS]

    07/29/2011 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2011
    A Republican move to end $48.5 million in funding to the Organization of American States is the wrong tack to take in a region where U.S. influence appears to be eroding. For much of the last decade, the United States has been relatively disengaged from Latin America, getting involved mostly to combat drugs or violence. Now, the House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a measure that would further limit the U.S. role in the region. Under the proposal, which would have to be approved by both the House and the Senate, the U.S. would eliminate its $48.5-million contribution to the...
  • House panel votes to defund the OAS

    07/21/2011 9:10:12 AM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 9 replies
    FP Foreign Policy ^ | July 20, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee began its Wednesday markup of the State Department authorization bill by voting to end funding for the Organization of American States (OAS), with Republicans lambasting the organization as an enemy of freedom and democracy. The one-hour debate over the GOP proposal to cut the entire $48.5 million annual U.S contribution to the OAS is only the beginning of what looks to be a long and contentious debate over the fiscal 2012 State Department and foreign operations authorization bill written by chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Democrats accused...continued here
  • Obama on Wrong Side of Honduras Dispute, GOP Lawmaker Warns (what else is new)

    05/24/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    An agreement signed in Colombia this week allowing the ousted former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to return home and resume political activity without fear of prosecution marks “a great day” for the Honduran people, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But in the view of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the accord sets the stage for Zelaya and his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to further damage democracy in the small Central American country. “Hugo Chavez’s handprints are all over this deal,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “He can’t wait to have Zelaya...
  • Otto J. Reich: 21st Century Socialism - The attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.

    04/23/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 343+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 23, 2010 | Otto J. Reich
    21st Century SocialismThe attempt to destroy democracy in Latin America.  The Obama administration started out on the wrong foot in world affairs. It used techniques better suited for domestic political campaigns — popularity contests — in its foreign policy. In our own hemisphere, the result was confusion for our allies and our enemies alike. The overriding objective of U.S. policy — in Latin America and elsewhere — should be to advance U.S. national interests, not to curry favor with foreign leaders. If we can be liked while advancing our interests, so much the better. But when we try to befriend...
  • Miss him? He's Back! (Bill Richardson)

    01/11/2011 6:31:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Roundhouse Roundup ^ | January 11, 2011 | Steve Terrell
    In his quest to become "anonymous and insignificant" former Gov. Bill Richardson today got himself appointed to be a "goodwill ambassador" for the Organization of American States. Secretary General (José Miguel) Insulza asked former Governor Richardson to assume once again the charge of Special Envoy for Hemispheric Affairs, a position he held from 2006 to 2007. The meeting gave the North American politician an opportunity to share with the head of the hemispheric Organization his gratitude for the trust placed on his experience, which will allow him once again to confront the challenges of regional migration as OAS Special Envoy....
  • Confrontation In Costa Rica

    11/14/2010 10:58:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Once again, the leftist thugs of Central America test our mettle and prove the  impotence of international organizations. Haaretz reports that Iran,Venezuela and Nicaragua are working together to encroach on Costa Rican territory: The recent border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is a sign of an ambitious plan by Venezuela, Iran and Nicaragua to create a "Nicaragua Canal" linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that would rival the existing Panama Canal. Costa Rica says that last week Nicaraguan troops entered its territory along the San Juan River - the border between the two nations. Nicaragua had been conducting...
  • OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya in Honduras

    07/30/2010 8:33:20 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 07/30/2010 | Diario El Heraldo
    OAS Commission recommends eliminating lawsuits against Zelaya The report on the situation in Honduras was delivered to the Permanent Council yesterday by the OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. The High Level Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in its report on the situation of Honduras, the government of Porfirio Lobo Sosa remove legal proceedings instituted against former President Manuel Zelaya. "The Commission considers it appropriate to end lawsuits over the de facto regime against former President Zelaya and his associates, under the laws of Honduras," said the document prepared by the OAS Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Bahamas,...
  • Latin America Waits for Obama to Deliver

    05/10/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 363+ views
    Real Clear World ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jaime Daremblum
    <p>In a recent interview with PBS host Charlie Rose, Sudanese-born businessman Mohamed Ibrahim said that Africans had great hopes for Barack Obama, but are still waiting for him to announce a new set of U.S. policies toward their continent.</p> <p>All of Obama's four immediate predecessors spearheaded at least one major initiative in the Western Hemisphere. Ronald Reagan established the Kissinger Commission on Central America and launched the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). George H.W. Bush started the "Enterprise for the Americas Initiative" and spearheaded the NAFTA talks. Bill Clinton completed NAFTA, created the Summit of the Americas, supported enhanced trade preferences for CBI members, and began negotiations for a "Free Trade Area of the Americas." George W. Bush signed CAFTA with Central America and the Dominican Republic), plus single free-trade pacts with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama; he also introduced the anti-drug Mérida Initiative.</p>
  • Unrestricted migration to be proposed- Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed

    02/17/2010 4:01:10 PM PST · by AuntB · 31 replies · 952+ views
    NAFBPO/ El Universo ^ | Feb. 17, 2010 | NAFBPO/ El Universo
    El Universo (Guayaquil,Ecuador) 2/15/10 Open Western Hemisphere borders proposed The Ecuadorian government will ask the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the free movement of people within the continent in order to curb the deportation of immigrants who are in an “irregular condition” [Read: illegal]. Hernan Holguin, sub-secretary of the Ecuadorian national department that oversees migrant issues, indicated that the matter will be presented before the OAS as “a matter of human rights” and to stop the deportation of “irregular immigrants.” Holguin expressed the opinion that humanity is advancing toward a “universal citizenship” and that world globalization is not...
  • Rigged States Organization (OAS & Honduras election)

    12/17/2009 7:26:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Diario de America ^ | 6/12/2009 | By Luis Marín
    Diario de America (note- Machine translation from Spanish) "Rigged States Organization" By Luis Marín The OAS is well aware, in any of the instances, what is the state of human rights in Venezuela, as does also on Cuba, even though that country is full member of the organization. It does not take in all the visit of any committee "in loco" for what he need to contact a group of experts who could do their job and report much better documented and more credible than the same inter-American commission, so permeated by political and ideological interests of the respective governments....
  • Why We Care About Honduras: Three Powers Compared

    12/06/2009 11:47:17 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 678+ views
    Foreign Policy Association ^ | 12/06/2009 | Richard Basas
    Andres Oppenheimer of the Miami Herald wrote an intriguing piece recently on the splash effect of the coup, or crisis, or whatever term least offends someone of Honduras’ new leadership and recent election, and how the major powers in Latin America have tried unsuccessfully to remedy the situation. Oppenheimer argues that the US, Brazil and the OAS have all succeeded in failure in their own unique ways. Failure for the three comes as follows. For Brazil, its “hypocrisy” of recognizing Iran’s and Cuba’s undemocratic leadership, while criticizing Honduras’ recent elections. For the US, the “flip-flopping” that comes with a constant...
  • Honduran congress voting: No restitution 80 congressmen, Restitution 10 congresmen

    12/02/2009 6:48:30 PM PST · by HonCitizen · 34 replies · 1,758+ views
    10 in favor of Z 80 against Z.
  • Official FREE HONDURAS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FR Thread (Election Today: Sunday, Nov. 29)

    11/29/2009 4:53:49 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 18 replies · 1,424+ views
    Honduran News Sources, Radio/TV, Internet ^ | 29 November 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
  • Election day in Honduras!

    11/29/2009 2:43:31 AM PST · by HonCitizen · 151 replies · 4,916+ views
    Election day in Honduras! The day has arrived! Voting centers open in about 1h 30 min local time. The people are ready to say NO to King Hugo I and Z and to show the world that this little dwarf can give and example of the rule of law. Stay tuned for more live info throughout the day
  • Honduran Congress will rule on Zelaya after vote

    11/17/2009 2:24:43 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 423+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 11/17/2009 | Freddie Cuevas
    Honduran lawmakers will not decide whether to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya until after upcoming presidential elections, the congressional leader said Tuesday, a decision that could undermine international support for the vote. Congress will meet Dec. 2 — three days after the Nov. 29 election — to decide whether Zelaya should be returned the presidency to finish his constitutional term, which ends in January, congressional president Jose Alfredo Saavedra told local HRN radio station. Several Latin American countries have warned they will not recognize the outcome of the election unless Zelaya is restored beforehand. But the United States has not...
  • U.S. (Belatedly) Changes Course on Zelaya, Chávez Stays Quiet

    11/10/2009 11:44:01 AM PST · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 1,039+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 9 | Dan Miller
    The U.S. drops its support for Honduran former president Manuel Zelaya. Hugo Chávez says nothing, a development in itself. The October 30 Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord (translated here), under which the United States and other nations are to recognize the results of the November 29 Honduran elections, was hailed by the U.S. government and by the Organization of American States (OAS) as “as bringing an end to a months-long political crisis.” It seems to have fizzled because former President Manuel Zelaya insisted that he be reinstated before the unity government took office. Under the accord, the unity government took office, as...
  • Honduras' attorney general escapes unharmed after gunmen open fire on his convoy

    11/09/2009 12:17:07 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 568+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/08/2009 | Olga Rodriguez
    Gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying Honduras' top prosecutor, but neither he nor his bodyguards were harmed, police said Sunday. Police spokesman Orlin Cerrato said Attorney General Luis Alberto Rubi was riding on a northern highway when assailants opened fire Saturday night. Cerrato said no one was hurt. One car was damaged. He did not give a motive for the attack or say whether it was related to Honduras' four-month political crisis. But he speculated the attack could be an attempt to "provoke unease in the country." After the June coup, it was Rubi who filed criminal charges against ousted President...
  • Honduras Accord did not fail

    11/08/2009 6:59:10 AM PST · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 703+ views
    La Gringa's Blogicito ^ | November 7, 2009 | La Gringa
    Just barely meeting the November 5 deadline, Honduran President Roberto Micheletti reported to the country in a national broadcast that the cabinet of unity and reconciliation had been formed, despite the fact that Manuel Zelaya refused to provide any nominations for the new cabinet. Surrounded by dozens of smiling members of political parties and civic groups, Micheletti appeared pleased and concluded his speech with 'Viva Honduras!' three minutes before midnight. During his speech, Micheletti explained that at the beginning of the week, nominations were requested from the principal political parties, the presidential candidates, sectors of the civil society, and Manuel...
  • Zelaya pulls out of Honduras unity deal

    11/07/2009 3:32:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 1,120+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 11/07/2009 | UPI
    Honduras, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says he has pulled out of a deal struck to end the country's political crisis. Speaking to local radio Friday, Zelaya said the deal with the interim government led by President Roberto Micheletti was off as far as he was concerned, The Wall Street Journal reported. "This deal is dead. The other side has failed to uphold their end," Zelaya reportedly said. Under the terms of the deal, a government of national unity would be created and the Honduran Congress would be allowed to determine if Zelaya could return to...
  • Terrorist attack on HRN radio station in Honduras

    11/04/2009 9:26:19 PM PST · by HonCitizen · 40 replies · 2,121+ views
    Local radio station Radio America and Channel 10 of Honduras report a terrorist attack onto radio station HRN. The attack was perpetrated by several men using fragmentation granades, but one granade bounced back to the attacker and exploded on his body, said moments ago a correspondent of the same radio.
  • Zelaya menaces to kick the deal if not immediately restored (His son involved in drugs?)(Honduras)

    11/01/2009 8:23:12 PM PST · by HonCitizen · 15 replies · 1,095+ views
    La Vanguardia ^ | 01/10/2009 | JOAQUIM IBARZ
    Zelaya threatened to kick the board if not immediately restored Micheletti's supporters are in no hurry to convene Congress to rule on the restitution of the deposed president 9 votes 147 reviews Decrease font fuenteAumentar Will print email JOAQUIM IBARZ | MEXICO (CORRESPONDENT) | 01/11/2009 | Updated at 19:15 pm | International We are where we were. As feared the most skeptical, the agreement just last Friday, is far from solving the crisis in Honduras. Whatever their commitments, each of the parties interpreted the agreement at its convenience. The de facto government supporters are in no hurry to convene Congress...
  • Concludes political crisis in Honduras (Deal courtesy of the State dept.)

    10/30/2009 12:00:10 AM PDT · by HonCitizen · 68 replies · 2,623+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 29.10.09 | redaccion@elheraldo.hn
    Concludes political crisis in Honduras The signing was delayed for several hours after the delegation of the deposed Manuel Zelaya gave its approval long - Updated: 30.10.09 12:50 am - Writing: Current Rating: 4 votes: 3 3 Comments Print Send Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Representatives of the government of deposed Roberto Micheletti Manuel Zelaya signed late Thursday in this capital an agreement to end the political crisis that took to Honduras in the air for 124 days. The agreement was signed under heavy pressure from the U.S. government decided to send his top heavy artillery led by the undersecretary of state...
  • Plan from the radical left wing is foiled in Honduras

    10/28/2009 9:58:27 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 28/10/2009 | Redaccion Diario El Heraldo
    Plan from the radical left wing is foiled in Honduras The plan was not linked with the death of a colonel of the Armed Forces and the nephew of President Micheletti and the kidnapping of the Minister of Defense, but not rule out that these have to do with the political crisis Tegucigalpa, Honduras . The National Police reported an alleged plan from "radical" left to kill and kidnap businessmen, policemen and armed forces members. This was announced by the National Police Commissioner, Danilo Orellana, who told HRN radio that seized and are holding a plan "that they had and...
  • Kerry, Berman want controversial Honduras report to be retracted (John F? Kerry wants? heh heh)

    10/27/2009 10:27:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies · 2,176+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/09 10:06 PM ET | Kevin Bogardus
    Senior congressional Democrats want a report on the ouster of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya to be retracted. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) made the demand in a letter dated Tuesday to James Billington, the Librarian of Congress. They asked the Law Library of Congress to withdraw and correct the August 2009 report titled “Honduras: Constitutional Issues.” “The report, which has contributed to the political crisis that still wracks Honduras, contains factual errors and is based on a flawed legal analysis that has been refuted by experts from the United States, the Organization of American States, and...
  • Honduran Consulate Forced to Abandon Post

    10/24/2009 12:59:03 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 1,321+ views
    Honduran News ^ | 10/23/2009 | Honduran News
    “Two people showed up saying they are responsible for making the consular changes demanded by Mrs. Patricia Rhodes, that of Marta Zuniga and Fernando Espinosa,” said David Hernandez, minister counselor of the consulate of Honduras in Washington. “They came in and locksmiths changed the locks without saying why.” The consulate is now run by people appointed by former Chancellor Rhodes, Hernandez said. Mario Fortin explained that Mrs. Marta Zuniga was named to the consular office by the former president Manuel Zelaya. The actions of former Foreign Minister Patricia Rhodes affects thousands of Hondurans living in the U.S., who now cannot...
  • "Removal of Zelaya was constitutional": UN (Honduras)

    10/13/2009 10:20:27 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 60 replies · 2,613+ views
    HonduDiario.com ^ | 13/10/2009 | Redaccion HonduDiario
    "Removal of Zelaya was constitutional": UN Submitted by Editorial Hond ... on Tue, 13/10/2009 - 18:22. UN experts concluded that there was no coup in Honduras The study of the crisis in Honduras coincided with that conducted by the Library of Congress *** The study of the political crisis in Honduras was endorsed with official information received by the UN experts in the country visit last week coincided with the foreign ministers of the OAS. Washington, USA. A study by the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations Organization (UNO) on the causes of the crisis in Honduras, concluded...
  • Zelaya's negotiators split over constitutional convention

    10/13/2009 7:04:24 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies · 291+ views
    The Examiner ^ | October 13, 9:13 PM | Blas Padrino
    As the OAS-sanctioned negotiations between the delegations of deposed president Manuel Zelaya and current President Roberto Micheletti resumed today, there is dissention in the Zelaya camp. Yesterday, organized labor leader Juan Barahona, resigned from the ex-president’s negotiating team. Apparently, Mr. Barahona is unwilling to sign on to that portion of the ‘San Jose Accords’ that requires the abandonment of any attempt to modify the Honduran Constitution.
  • Diplomats Urge Return of Ousted Honduran President

    10/07/2009 10:09:31 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies · 1,079+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/7/2009 | Yahoo News
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Diplomats from across the hemisphere on Wednesday told Honduras' interim government to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya during at-times confrontational talks aimed at ending a standoff that has paralyzed this impoverished Central American nation. Delegations from about a dozen countries met with representatives of Zelaya and the coup-installed government behind closed doors in Honduras' capital, then later held talks with interim President Roberto Micheletti in a confrontation broadcast on local television. Micheletti, his voice at-times bristling with rage, scolded the diplomats for refusing to recognize what he insisted was the lawful removal of Zelaya under the Honduran...
  • The true story how Zelaya entered Honduras

    10/02/2009 10:47:18 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 16 replies · 1,154+ views
    The true story of how Zelaya entered Honduras Today at the broadcast of "Abriendo Brecha", a local news its director and anchor Rodrigo Wong Arevalo revealed how Zelaya entered the country. He said that they had made a 2 week long investigation and has revealed this: 1-A plane venezuelan plane conduted Zelaya and his brother Carlos to El Salvador. 2-Out of the plane appeared a figure almost like Zelaya. It was his brother Carlos Zelaya Rosales disguised has Manuel Zelaya. 3-The "other Mel" stayed in El Salvador that night, but the plane that carried Manuel Zelaya returned to Nicaragua. 4-From...
  • Honduran police crack down, but pressure mounts

    10/01/2009 3:59:39 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 12 replies · 915+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/2009 | Esteban Israel and Miguel Angel Gutierrez
    * De facto government under pressure over civil liberties * Ousted president Zelaya and de facto leader deadlocked * OAS hopeful a deal can be brokered to end standoff (Updates with protests, OAS comments, details) By Esteban Israel and Miguel Angel Gutierrez TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Honduran police cracked down on supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya on Wednesday as the country's de facto leader came under pressure to lift curbs on civil liberties and end a post-coup crisis.
  • U.S. blasts ousted Honduran for "foolish" return

    09/28/2009 11:16:23 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 103 replies · 5,396+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 28, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States blasted ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya for his "irresponsible and foolish" return from exile before a settlement was reached in the Central American country's political crisis. At an emergency meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the Honduran face-off, Lewis Anselem, the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, also criticized Honduras' de facto government for its "deplorable" action in barring entry of an OAS mission and declaring a state of siege on Sunday. Anselem also criticized Zelaya for fueling violence by slipping back into Honduras last week and holing up in the Brazilian...
  • Honduras expels OAS workers, ultimatum for Brazil

    09/27/2009 4:17:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies · 1,247+ views
    AP - via Yahoo ^ | September 27, 2009 | MARK STEVENSON
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras' interim government on Sunday expelled personnel from the Organization of American States looking to set up a mediation effort and gave Brazil a 10-day ultimatum to decide what to do with ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who is holed up in the Brazilian Embassy. OAS Special Adviser John Biehl told reporters in the capital, Tegucigalpa, that he and four other members of an advance team — including two Americans, a Canadian and a Colombian — were stopped by authorities after landing at Tegucigalpa's airport Sunday. Biehl, who is Chilean, said he was later told he could stay,...
  • The OAS and the European Union agreed today to return their ambassadors to Honduras in Tegucigalpa

    09/23/2009 7:09:01 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 89 replies · 2,486+ views
    Proceso Digital ^ | 21/09/2009 | EFE
    NEW YORK - The Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union agreed today to return their ambassadors to Honduras in Tegucigalpa, a city abandoned after the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya. The OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, announced this decision after their meeting in New York with representatives of twelve countries in the Americas, the Spanish presidency of the EU and European Commission. They also agreed to send as soon as possible (Friday or Saturday) a diplomatic mission to Tegucigalpa, composed of American foreign ministers, with the aim of launching a...
  • Brazilian delegation in Honduras confirmed that Zelaya is in its embassy in this country-Live Thread

    09/21/2009 12:04:50 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 233 replies · 7,842+ views
    The Brazilian delegation in Honduras confirmed to AFP that Zelaya is on the premises of its embassy in this country. Followers. "I make an appeal to the crowd to join you at the Embassy of Brazil and President Zelaya found there," said Enrique Flores Lanza, an official of the ousted president. buscar
  • Zelaya’s ouster: good for Honduras’s democracy

    09/17/2009 5:21:11 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Campus Times (U of Rochester) ^ | September 16, 2009 | Javier Jaramillo
    Two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department announced its decision to cut off non-humanitarian aid to Honduras in order to protest the arrest and expulsion of former president Manuel Zelaya, the country’s democratically elected leader. Expressing his approval for this measure, Zelaya issued a press release stating, “It is gratifying that the United States has taken a strong position against the coup.” This quote highlights the nature of the decision. By reducing funding to the interim government, the State Department has openly backed Zelaya in a political confrontation that has gripped Honduras since late June. But perhaps the U.S. government...
  • Obama to invade Honduras? Sep 11, 1919 and planes landed in Palmerola today

    09/10/2009 4:44:38 PM PDT · by merena · 34 replies · 1,577+ views
    Local Rumor Mill ^ | 9-10-2009 | Merena
    There are some wild rumors going around and lately I don´t trust anything about Obama and am getting a bit fidgety about what may turn out to be your wreckless conduct that can make Vietnam look like a picnic you were wanting. Today in Palmerola several planes from the US Air Force landed. What is significant about that is because of Hillary and Obama´s stance that what happened here was a coup and the supposed suspension of military cooperation. Tomorrow is Sept 11 and while most people think World Trade Center and 9-11-2001 Hondurans think 9-11-1919 when the US invaded...
  • Defying U.S., Honduras won't let Zelaya return as president

    09/09/2009 4:07:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies · 1,137+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | September 9, 2009 | TYLER BRIDGES
    Honduras' de facto government remains dead-set against the return of Manuel Zelaya as the country's president, defying the Obama administration and disregarding the U.S. sanctions imposed last week against the poor Central American nation. In fact, the government of interim President Roberto Micheletti appears to be digging in its heels against Zelaya by circulating accusations the ousted president illegally used public money to keep horses, buy watches and jewelry and repair his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Foreign Minister Carlos Lopez Contreras said his government continues to reject calls that it grant amnesty to Zelaya and allow him to return as president, as...
  • US, OAS UN pile on Honduras

    08/29/2009 6:28:25 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 12 replies · 507+ views
    http://www.collinsreport.net ^ | 8/29/09 | bruce karlson
    OAS, US, UN pile on Honduras To refresh those who are unfamiliar with this disgrace: On June 28, the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of then president Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya had, in a clear violation of the Honduran Constitution, attempted to have a plebiscite on the Constitution. His idea was to modify it, Chavez style, to negate the one term restriction and enable him to serve multiple terms. It is, in any case, a violation of law for a president to even suggest such a change as the power to modify the Constitution rests in the Congress. The Supreme Court...
  • Honduras takes on the world

    08/16/2009 6:03:02 AM PDT · by brucek43 · 8 replies · 868+ views
    http://www.collinsreport.net ^ | August 16th, 2009 | bruce karlson
    Honduras takes on the world On June 28th Honduran troops, with orders from the Supreme Court and the acquiescence of Congress, awoke then President Manuel Zelaya. He was escorted to a plane which took him to Costa Rica. His VP, Elvin Santos, having resigned several months previously, Roberto Micheletti, (Speaker of the House) was declared president. Prior to this, Zelaya had developed a close relationship with Hugo Chavez and other Latin gangsters. Consistent with his new “homies”, he wanted lifetime tenure. Ergo, he needed a new Constitution and began an effort to create one via an illegal vote, as the...
  • INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS,

    08/11/2009 8:50:32 AM PDT · by epow · 16 replies · 1,041+ views
    INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURING OF AND TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES, AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS THE STATES PARTIES, AWARE of the urgent need to prevent, combat, and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials, due to the harmful effects of these activities on the security of each state and the region as a whole, endangering the well-being of peoples, their social and economic development, and their right to live in peace; CONCERNED by the increase, at the international level, in the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, ammunition, explosives,...
  • Zelaya plans return to Honduras (route)

    07/23/2009 1:30:38 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 422+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 23, 2009
    The deposed president of Honduras has said that he will launch an attempt to return to his country after crisis talks with the de facto government failed. Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a military-backed coup on June 28, made the announcement on Thursday from Managua, the capital of neighbouring Nicaragua. Mariana Sanchez, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Honduras, said: "Zelaya told me that he was leaving at 3pm local time towards the city of Esteli, which is north of Managua. Then he will go to Ocotal, which is 25km from the Nicaragua-Honduras border." But he did not say when he...
  • Chavez foe urges OAS to act on Venezuela as Honduras

    07/22/2009 3:45:56 PM PDT · by don-o · 5 replies · 213+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 22, 2009 | Pascal Fletcher
    MIAMI, July 22 (Reuters) - A leading opponent of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on the Organization of American States on Wednesday to give as close a scrutiny of violations of democracy in Venezuela as it was doing in Honduras. The 34-nation OAS, a continental diplomatic body which has limited real powers, suspended Honduras earlier this month after the government that seized power in a June 28 coup refused to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The OAS is demanding that Zelaya, who is backed by Chavez, be restored to office. Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, who says Chavez unlawfully stripped him...
  • Zelaya supporters rethink Honduras sanctions

    07/22/2009 5:47:22 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 273+ views
    Google News ^ | July 22, 2009 | Mark Stevenson
    TEGUCIGALPA — Supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya are advocating targeted economic sanctions to pressure the interim government to allow his return rather than broader measures that might harm the Central American country's poorest citizens. U.S. officials are considering imposing sanctions on one of the hemisphere's poorest countries if mediation efforts by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias fail to resolve the crisis. The European Union has already frozen 65 million Euros ($92 million) in development aid...But with Honduras' defiant leaders vowing to tough out any economic pain for months, Zelaya has begun to rethink his previous support for sweeping measures...