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What If Governments Were More Like Tech Startups? How to Grow a City in Honduras

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Zach Weissmueller

How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?

Attempted Coup in Ecuador Fails, But Threat Remains

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

In June of last year, when the Honduran military overthrew the social democratic government of Manuel Zelaya, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador took ...

Repression's Reward in Honduras? Dinner with Obama

Dana Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Frank

Ever since Porfirio Lobo came into office as President of Honduras, after a fraudulent election from which opposition candidates withdrew, he's been testing what he and the nation's elites can get away with, gradually unleashing more violence.

Honduran Coup: One Year Anniversary Beckons Better US Policy Towards Latin America

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

There is an ever-growing gulf of political proportions gumming up U.S.-Latin-American relations, and it has nothing to do with BP and everything to do with Honduras, a country from which I recently returned.

Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Which Side the United States Government is On With Regard to the Military Coup in Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

In June, the Honduran military abducted President Manuel Zelaya at gunpoint and flew him out of the country. Conflicting statements from the Obama administration have left many confused.

Manuel Zelaya, Ousted Honduran President, Tortured By Soldiers Blasting "Pig Grunts" | Rory Carroll, Latin America Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Honduran soldiers have blasted recordings of pig grunts and other sound effects at the embassy in which the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya, is holed ...

Honduran Dictatorship Is A Threat to Democracy In the Hemisphere

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Why is it that Latin American governments can recognize the threat to democracy in Honduras while Washington cannot?

No Fair Election In Honduras Under Military Occupation

Dana Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Frank

President Obama should refuse to recognize the results of the upcoming Honduran election and bring an end to the embarrassing isolation of the United States from the rest of the world.

President Obama's Credibility on the Line in Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Obama team brokered the accord in Honduras, and got a commitment from the coup leaders. If they go back on it, how much will the Obama administration's word be worth on anything else?

The Honduran Coup: A Graphic History

Nikil Saval | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikil Saval


Hugo Chavez on Obama and the 'Recalcitrant Right'

Greg Grandin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Grandin

The Venezuelan president believes that what the right fears most about Obama is his attempt to rehabilitate the idea that "public policy" can solve social problems, as opposed to the market.

How Much Repression Will Hillary Clinton Support in Honduras?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The United States has been the only major country to maintain an ambassador in Honduras throughout the dictatorship, and has also maintained a deafening silence about the repression there.

Honduras Won't Let Zelaya Return As President, Defying US

McClatchy | Tyler Bridges | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela �" Honduras' de facto government remains dead-set against the return of Manuel Zelaya as the country's president, in defiance of ...

Honduras Elections To Go Ahead Despite International Criticism, Says Interim Government

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Honduran interim government says it will go ahead with presidential elections in November, even if results are not recognised by other countries....

Honduras Court: Zelaya Faces Arrest If Returns

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras's Supreme Court has rejected a Costa Rica-brokered deal that would have restored ousted President Manuel Zelaya to p...

Honduran Coup: The U.S. Connection

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

The story most U.S. readers are getting about the coup is that Zelaya was deposed because he tried to change the constitution to keep himself in power. That is a massive distortion of the facts.

Honduras Coup: Micheletti Willing To Step Down If Zelaya Doesn't Return To Power

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- Honduras' interim leader said Wednesday he is willing to step down if it helps end his country's political crisis, condi...

Who's in Charge Of Obama's Foreign Policy?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Most disturbing is that Obama has been silent in the face of repression by the Honduran coup government, which has shot and killed demonstrators, closed down radio and TV stations and arrested journalists.

Hondurans Resist Coup, Will Need Help From Other Countries

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is clear that Hondurans won't be getting any help from the United States, so the rest of the world will have to scream bloody murder about the violence and repression going on there.

Honduras Coup: Conservatives Rally Behind "Coup For Democracy"

UN Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Weekly Standard calls it a "Coup for Democracy." The National Review, "A Counter-Coup." But Ciff Kincaid wins the award for most unhinged reaction...

Hondurans Pour Into The Streets Demanding Zelaya's Return

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

"Can you believe this?" asked indigenous leader Berta Caceres. "Now they are killing our people. We need the international community to step in and stop the crazy people..."

Honduras Coup: Honduran Journo Asks "Who Cares About Zelaya?"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week I asked my friend Julia what she thought about the coup d'état that deposed our president, Manuel Zelaya. Julia owns a mercadito, an old-fa...

Honduras Under Siege

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

The 'golpistas' (coup leaders) are the polical-economic ruling class and are afraid of losing their power to an increasingly engaged citizenry.

Manuel Zelaya To Head To Honduras, Military Ordered To Turn Back His Jet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya was kept from landing at the main Honduras airport Sunday because the runway was blocked...