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Opportunity For New Beginning In US/Latin American Relations Squandered

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

With his mishandling of the Honduras coup, Obama squandered the promise of a friendship with Latin America, one where Lula da Silva with the US, and not Chavez, set the agenda for Latin America.

Arturo Valenzuela Confirmed as Asst. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a long, messy battle between Senator Jim DeMint and the Obama administration, Senator DeMint removed his holds on two key administration appointees.

Honduras: Coup D'etat Murder, Mayhem and Lost Civil Liberties

Lys Anzia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Lys Anzia

Due to the current military state of affairs since June, the World Bank has now completely "paused its lending" to Honduras. This means that numerous humanitarian programs aimed at helping women and children have been completely stopped.

Time to Shut Down the School of Americas

Father Roy Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Father Roy Bourgeois

The School of Americas is continuing to train Honduran officers despite claims by the Obama administration that it cut military ties to Honduras. And it's graduates continue to wreak havoc on Latin America.

Power Sharing - the Fix-it-All from Honduras to Zimbabwe

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandip Roy

It's good to know they have brokered a power-sharing deal in Honduras. Manuel Zelaya is happy. Roberto Micheletti said he had made a "significant con...

Xenophobia and Racism in the Honduran Crisis

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The political crisis has brought out the worst in Honduras. Since the day of the coup, June 28, a frightening nationalist sentiment, xenophobia and racism have been on display.

Sunday's Elections Left As Risky Option in Honduras

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Fingers are crossed throughout the Americas for a speedy conclusion to the Honduran crisis. But Sunday's elections may not present the exit we all hope for.

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?

Manuel Zelaya, Ousted Honduran President, Tortured By Soldiers Blasting "Pig Grunts"

guardian.co.uk | 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 ...

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.

Stakes Rise for the United States in Honduras

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

At the end of October, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the unprecedented overturning of a coup through dialogue. That assessment has now proved naïve.

Best Political Halloween Costumes: Put Your Costume Where Your Mouth Is

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Wear a fancy suit with a top hat and a cane. Stuff yourself with pillow so you look as bloated as possible. Wear a dollar sign around your neck (you can make it out of tin foil.) You're... Too big to fail.

Soccer and the Political Crisis in Honduras

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

Hondurans had high hopes for two things last week: qualifying for the World Cup and settling the political crisis. Unfortunately for the Hondurans, they came up short in both.

Giving Aaron Schock a Pass on Honduras and DeMint

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Clemons

I suspect that Rep. Schock is going down to check out what is real and what is not in the mess of the Honduras coup and its aftermath -- but Jim DeMint is going down to "meddle."

Honduran Leaders Fumble, Crisis Worsens

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

In the current Honduran stand-off, Roberto Micheletti and Manuel Zelaya have shown themselves to be political novices without the maturity and intellect to guide this country out of this crisis.

The Rural Population is the Third Face of Honduras in this Crisis

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The third, rural face of Honduras virtually never protests and maintains little contact with political institutions except when handouts arrive at peasants' doorsteps, sometimes in exchange for votes.

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 Leader Zelaya: "Mercenaries" Are Out To Kill Me

McClatchy | Frances Robles | Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- It's been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He's sleeping on chairs, and he said his throat is sore from tox...

Honduras Allows Relief, But Military Digs In

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Today's curfew lift will reveal much. If the majority of the country remains quiet and orderly there might be a mellowing of the situation. If clashes erupt, the crisis will spiral.

The Only Way Out For Honduras

Adam Isacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Isacson

The amount of international pressure must increase now that Zelaya is back. And it must include absolute clarity that an election held under the coup government's auspices will be considered illegitimate.

Clinton, Act to Avoid a Massacre in Honduras

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Clinton continues to make statements divorced from the current dire reality in Honduras. Today the reality is that the Armed Forces under the coup regime are carrying out not just a "provocation" but a brutal attack on protesters.

Zelaya's Honduras Return: Salvaging Democracy Will Be Tricky

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Manuel Zelaya, the ousted leader of Honduras who was overthrown in a right-wing military coup in June, has made an incredible political gamble.

Zelaya Returns Through Bold Direct Action

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Zelaya traveled over the Nicaraguan border and followed back roads with a small security force until reaching the Brazilian embassy in Teguchigalpa, undetected all the way by the coup government.

Manuel Zelaya's Nightime Return to Honduras

Greg Grandin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Grandin

The democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has returned to Tegucigalpa, entering the country in secret, traveling overland with a small group of advisers.

Independence Day Celebrations Reveal Deep Divisions in Honduras

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The pro-Micheletti event, despite its title, amounted to little more than a military parade. In the stadium, people cheered enthusiastically as planes passed overhead and soldiers marched.