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Honduras: Zelaya Claims He Is Back To Reclaim Presidency

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Deposed President Manuel Zelaya made a dramatic return to Honduras' capital Monday, taking shelter from arrest at Brazil...

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.

IMF Gives $164 Million to Coup Government in Honduras, Following Familiar Pattern

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Supporters argue that the IMF has changed. But after depositing a large amount of money in Honduras -- the site of a recent coup -- it's looking more and more like the same old IMF on steroids.

Honduras: Who's The Real Drug Trafficker?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In December 2008, just months before Manuel Zelaya was ousted from power by the Honduran military, he wrote Barack Obama and complained of U.S. "interventionism."

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 ...

Another Baby Step on Honduras

Adam Isacson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adam Isacson

To argue about whether the deposition was a coup, whether Manuel Zelaya is a capable leader, or whether this is about Hugo Chávez's influence, misses the point entirely.

To Defend Democracy, U.S. Must Call the Coup

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The U.S. State Department has not issued a formal statement to Congress acknowledging the military coup in Honduras. Millions in U.S. money continue to flow to the coup regime.

Latin America Leaders Seek A New Form Of Dictatorship

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Across Latin America, presidents are pulling strings and pressuring lawmakers to change their constitutions to allow for multiple ...

Micheletti's Losing Battle for International Legitimacy

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The current Honduran imbroglio has presented ambassadors with the dilemma of whether to support the deposed President or the newly-installed leader.

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....

Putting the Honduras Debate in Perspective

Abraham Lowenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abraham Lowenthal

The new US authorities understand that the United States no longer has the means to exert quick control in such countries as Honduras, and that trying to do so could undermine more promising multilateral avenues for achieving US objectives.

Coup Catalyzes Honduran Women´s Movement

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Besides being at the receiving end of clubs and pistols with the rest of the anti-coup movement, women suffer specific forms of repression and violence; their bodies have become part of the battleground.

Obama Should Change Course and Support Democracy In Honduras

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

President Obama is making a big mistake in coddling the dictatorship in Honduras, and putting his administration at odds with the rest of the hemisphere.

Obama's Continuance of Bush Policies in Latin America is a Serious Mistake

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Obama's Honduras response has drawn only mild rebuke because he's still enjoying somewhat of a honeymoon, and he's not Bush. But he is doing serious damage to U.S.-Latin American relations.

An Open Letter to President Obama on "Hypocrisy"

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The coup-controlled Honduran press is having a heyday with the Obama remarks. La Tribuna has a picture of Obama on the front page with the headline "Hypocrisy to Call for Intervention in Honduras"

The Minimum Wage and the Coup in Honduras

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

By its failure to help restore Honduran President Zelaya, the Obama Administration is helping to drive down the minimum wage in Honduras, Haiti, and throughout the world.

Zelaya Tells Mexicans Obama Can Turn Back Coup "In Five Minutes"

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Zelaya came through Mexico City this week to woo Mexican President Felipe Calderon and talk to grassroots organizations that support his return to power. I decided to go see the man I've been writing about for the past 40 days.

Honduran Coup Government Continues Attack on the Poor with Plan to Seize Indigenous Hospital

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Condemning the poor and the vulnerable to further marginalization, and even death, is part of the plan of the current regime in Honduras.

Repression Escalates in Honduras as Coup Leaders Attempt to Consolidate Power

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Kovalik

Numerous reports are coming out of Honduras that the human rights situation is deteriorating fast as the coup government attempts to consolidate power.

In Honduras, Simon Says: 'End Your Coup'

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

When the Administration appears to mean business, the coup regime appears to move towards compromise. When the Administration signals that its words are not to be heeded, the coup regime reasserts its intransigence.

Honduran Coup Leader Backs Proposal for Zelaya's Return

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

When U.S. supporters of the coup say that the U.S. shouldn't "intervene," I just have to laugh. The Honduran military and elite are clients of the United States.

Honduras: Term Limits When Governments Benefit People

Nelson P. Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nelson P. Valdes

Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.

Political Upheaval in Honduras: Elections Will Help, but Not Cure, the Problem

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

Honduras must address the decline in the quality of democracy that predates the current crisis, or else it will remain dangerously susceptible to more breakdowns.

Rep. Grijalva Urges U.S. Pressure on Coup Regime in Honduras

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The Obama Administration still says it is working for President Zelaya's return, but so far it has not responded to the call from Hondurans for increased U.S. pressure on the coup regime.