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Old 09-28-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Many in US defended the Honduras coup, but it should have been clear from the begining what the new rulers had in mind.


Honduras Suspends Civil Rights, Bans Protests as Talks Stall

Honduras Suspends Civil Rights, Bans Protests as Talks Stall - Bloomberg.com

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Honduras banned protests for 45 days and suspended other civil rights as talks to end a three- monthlong political crisis stalled and supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya planned rallies for today.

Any media that “incited” violence will be shut down, Cesar Caceres, government spokesman, said in a telephone interview late yesterday in the capital, Tegucigalpa. The military and police will be allowed to arrest anyone posing a threat, he said.

Immigration authorities at Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa yesterday barred a four-member delegation from the Organization of American States from entering the country to organize talks aimed at ending the crisis. The acting government said it would first seek “internal” solutions to the stalemate.

Zelaya said he wants to hold talks with acting president Roberto Micheletti at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where the ousted leader has been staying since he entered Honduras last week, three months after he was exiled by soldiers at gunpoint. Micheletti’s government says Zelaya violated the constitution and won’t be allowed to return to power.
“They won’t let these people enter to start a dialogue,” Zelaya said in a phone interview from the embassy yesterday.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I wonder what or whose investment we are trying to protect in Honduras? Or is this just a preemptive strike against the spread of populist governments in South America?
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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On the other hand it looks like Honduras is trying their hardest to preserve a fragile democracy. Zelaya is "bravely" hiding in the Brazilian Embassy, and urging supporters to stage mass marches Monday marking the three-month anniversary of the June 28 coup that ousted him.

So this jacka** is back in the country, inciting violence, and trying to take over the way Chavez took over Venezuela. You okay with that? You think Chavez is doing Venezuela a lot of good? Would you like to see Honduras destabilized further by a man with obvious dictatorial ambitions?
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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I wonder what or whose investment we are trying to protect in Honduras? Or is this just a preemptive strike against the spread of populist governments in South America?
I think the support for the coup was based solely on the fact that Obama opposed it (the entire western world did). You know how some people are: they'll oppose Obama no matter what the issue is.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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I think the support for the coup was based solely on the fact that Obama opposed it (the entire western world did). You know how some people are: they'll oppose Obama no matter what the issue is.
That's BS. I will oppose Obama because he is wrong. The money trail leads to Venezuela, not Honduras. We want their oil, plus Obama and Chavez are political clones. Just wait till Obama's flunky in the FCC starts shutting down radio stations in the US the way Chavez closes down the media in VZ.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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Just wait till Obama's flunky in the FCC starts shutting down radio stations in the US the way Chavez closes down the media in VZ.
Yes, why don't we wait for that and see if you were right.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Defiant Honduran President Roberto Micheletti digs in his heels

Defiant Honduran President Roberto Micheletti digs in his heels - Honduras - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/1506/story/1255401.html - broken link)

The man who took over in Honduras after a coup three months ago has dug in his heels: He says he'd rather fix roads than focus on the ousted president

TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduras' de facto president Roberto Micheletti believes he is on a calling from God, a divine mission to fix roads, address a tanking economy and boost municipal budgets.

Micheletti said he will tackle swine flu and a teachers' strike, but is adamant: It's not his job or within his power to resolve the thorny issue of the former president hunkered down in the Brazilian Embassy for the past week, he said in an interview with the Miami Herald on Friday.

On Sunday, he issued a 10-day deadline for Brazil to decide how it plans to deal with Manuel ``Mel'' Zelaya, the former head of state who sought refuge at their embassy, which Brazil said it would ignore.

An opposition TV station reported Sunday that Micheletti published an official decree allowing him to suspend freedom of speech because some news stations allegedly were inciting violence.


Micheletti also refused entry to four Organization of American States reps -- including an American -- who tried coming to Honduras to help sort out the political crisis.

``I feel that we are here because of an obligation,'' Micheletti said in the interview. ``Suddenly, many people don't like me to say that this is a matter of God bringing us here, that He gives us this tough obligation. But we'll come out of it.''

To his critics here and abroad, Micheletti is living in a parallel universe, isolated at the presidential palace getting bad advice. His stubborn determination to push forward with an upcoming discredited presidential election and refusal to allow the former president's return has stymied negotiations and led to a political crisis that has polarized this nation of 7.8 million people, opponents say.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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to quote in a somewhat different context, "when will they ever learn?"
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: OB
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Dictatorship taking root: Honduras Suspends Civil Rights, Bans Protests as Talks Stall
BS - Free presidential elections will take place November 29. All political parties can participate, including Zelaya's.

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it should have been clear from the begining what the new rulers had in mind
As they have said since removing Zelaya, free elections will be had on Nov 29 to choose a new president. The "new rulers" have only one thing in mind: honor the Constitution. Their Congress, Supreme Court and Army all agree that Zelaya's referendum was unconstitutional and all agreed to exile him and hold elections in Nov. If it was a coup, it was a Constitutional Coup and a win for democracy.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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No the real dictator is the one trying to re-take power illegally after the courts and legislative branch removed him to protect their constitution. Now he's trying to stir up violence. He shouldn't of been allowed back into the country.
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