Democracy Now, 30 October 2009
The Honduran coup regime and representatives of the ousted President Manuel Zelaya reached an agreement late Thursday that would pave the way for Congress to restore Zelaya to office and allow him to serve out the remaining three months of his term. We go to the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa to speak with Andrés Conteris, who has been holed up at the embassy since Zelaya took refuge there last month.
Tom Loudon, truthout, 21 October 2009
For the last week and a half, negotiations between President Manuel Zelaya and the coup government have dominated the news in Honduras. Last week, it appeared that a negotiated solution might emerge. However, Zelaya's "absolute deadline" of midnight October 15 came and went and absolutely nothing changed. The "negotiations" have the entire country suspended in a sort of time warp. Everyone waits for an outcome from the talks, which never emerges.
Newsclick Report, October 16, 2009
Coup Leaders offer Dialogue -- Cartoon by Carlos Latuff
The talks brokered by the Organisation of American states (OAS) delegation in Honduras has become deadlocked over the key issue – the restitution of the Zealya Presidency. This is the central to the San Hose Accords and the consensus within OAS and indeed the international community. Roberto Micheletti and the coup leaders around him have till now refused to accept this....
Rory Carroll, The Guardian
Coup leaders in Honduras have tightened a media clampdown on support for the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya.
A law unveiled last week enabled the interim government to shut radio and TV stations which incited "social anarchy" or "national hatred"
Newclick, September 27
The President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, deposed by a military backed coup in Honduras, returned to the capital city of Tegucigalpa after 2 days of travelling through the mountains and countryside. He and 85 of his associates have taken shelter in the Brazilian Embassy, which has been barricaded by the military. His supporters were dispersed with water cannons and rubber bullets.
It is now more than 50 days that Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, the President of Honduras was deposed in a military coup and packed off into exile early morning of June 28th without even the curtsy of allowing him to change out of his pyjamas. Later, a so-called civilian Government was sworn in under Roberto Micheletti, a former President of the Congress.
Phil Stuart Cournoyer, ZNet, 12 August 2009
The people of Honduras have now suffered more than 40 days of military rule. The generals' June 28 coup, crudely packaged in constitutional guise, ousted the country's elected government and unleashed severe, targeted and relentless repression.
James Petras, Pragoti.org, 31 July 2009
The situation of the energy sector in Latin America is determined by both internal and external correlations of political forces, the level of class organization and power within the ruling and the working classes, the condition of the world economy and the strength and weakness of US imperialism. A presentation by James Petras at a plenary session of the international meeting of electrical workers in Mexico organized by the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME).
The ‘situation of the energy sector’ refers to several variants in terms of ownership, weight in the economy and distribution of oil revenues within the class structure.
Democracy Now, 27 July 2009