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Weisbrot: One Year After the Coup, Rift Persists Between Washington and Latin America Over Honduras

June 30, 2010

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One Year After the Coup, Rift Persists Between Washington And Latin America Over Honduras By Mark Weisbrot   This article was published by The Guardian Unlimited on June 30, 2010. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. At dawn one year ago, on June 28, soldiers invaded the home […]

VIDEOS: A Tribute to the Brave People of the Honduran Resistance

June 28, 2010

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From day one, the brave and determined people of Honduras fought the coup and have been fighting for the last 365 days. This is a brief video tribute to people of the Honduran resistance and their determination to take their country back from the murderous thugs that kidnapped President Zelaya and violated their constitution. Below […]

Weisbrot: Washington Elite Still Don’t get Latin America – Will They Ever?

June 28, 2010

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Washington Elite Still Don’t Get Latin America – Will They Ever? By Mark Weisbrot This column was published by The Guardian Unlimited on June 26, 2010. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original. In the film “Guantanamera,” the last by renowned Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the Yoruba creation […]

The Coup is Not Over: Marking a Year of Resistance in Honduras

June 28, 2010

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The Coup Is Not Over: Marking a Year of Resistance in Honduras   Monday, 28 June 2010 09:07        At one point during the military coup in Honduras last year, a US representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) joked that Hondurans were living in a state of “magical realism”, a folkloric literary genre […]

Former Minister Under Zelaya Murdered

June 16, 2010

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FORMER FHIS DIRECTOR MURDERED June 16, 2010 The former official and liberal politician, Roland Valenzuela was killed last night in a hotel in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. According to the prosecutor on duty, Marco Cartagena, Valenzuela was in a meeting with a lawyer, when a businessman, identified by police as Charles Yacamán, approached and began […]

Truth in Honduras: 1 Year After Coup, Battle Over Who Gets to Expose –or Avoid– Recent History Begins

June 11, 2010

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IN THESE TIMES   *TRUTH IN HONDURAS* JUNE 11.2010 One year after the coup, the battle over who gets to expose---or avoid---recent history begins. By *Jeremy Bigwood* -- see Bigwood's profile Army soldiers clash with members of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) workers union during a protest against the establishment of the Truth […]

Honduras: Another Coup? US Trying to Fix What it Broke?

June 10, 2010

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Hemispheric Brief Thursday, June 10, 2010 Whispers of a Coup We’re just 18 days shy of the one year anniversary of the 2009 coup d’etat carried out against the government of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras. And, as various reports over the last week indicate, coup rumors are swirling once again. This time, however, President Porfirio […]

Allard: Spanish “Partido Popular” Financed Coup Against Bolivian President

June 9, 2010

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Spanish Partido Popular financed coup against Bolivian president Jean-Guy Allard THE Fundación Iberoamérica Europa (FIE), a branch of the Spanish right-wing Partido Popular (currently led by Mariano Rajoy), which was formerly directed by Ana Botella, wife of former Prime Minister José Maria Aznar, paid out millions to support the failed coup against Bolivian President Evo […]

Income Inequality in Latin America Today

June 9, 2010

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Income inequality in Latin America today Starting in 2001, the UN Development Program’s annual Human Development Reports began to publish estimates of the income of the wealthiest and poorest 10 percent of countries’ populations. The ratio between what each tenth earns in a year offers a useful measure of social and […]

Cuba and Honduras: What Does the State Department Mean by “Pro-Democracy”?

June 8, 2010

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Two articles: U.S. funds for democracy programs in Cuba get green light BY JUAN O. TAMAYO jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Two members of Congress have freed $15 million for pro-democracy programs in Cuba, but are still blocking $2.6 million for a contractor whose employee is jailed in Havana, according to Washington officials. “I am pleased the State Department […]