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  • backpod 2:29 am on July 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , July 9, , , U.S. Embassy,   

    Honduras: Thursday, July 9, 2009 

    Posted by U.S.Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Continued Political Unrest in Honduras, 10th Update, Thursday, July 9, 2009

    To: All American Citizens
    From: American Citizens Services Unit, Consular Section

    Due to the current unstable political and security situation, the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa recommends American citizens defer all non-essential travel to Honduras until further notice.

    The Embassy advises American citizens residing in and visiting Honduras to restrict travel to within city limits. The government of Honduras has imposed a curfew effective until further notice from 2300 (11:00 p.m.) to 0400 (4:00 a.m.). The Embassy strongly recommends American citizens abide by this curfew.

    The Embassy has advised its staff to restrict travel to within city limits. Demonstrations both against and in favor of the new regime are expected to continue in the coming days throughout the country, including in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, El Progreso and Roatan. Demonstrations to date have been generally non-violent and there have been few reports of injuries.

    Post added to CNN.com, on Thursday, July, 2009

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    Mediator: No quick resolution in Honduran crisis talks

    Story Highlights

    • NEW: Talks “frank,” but no sign of quick resolution, Costa Rican president says
    • Interim President Roberto Micheletti announces plans to leave negotiations
    • Costa Rica’s president meets separately with Micheletti, Jose Manuel Zelaya
    • Zelaya deposed on June 28; Micheletti says ouster was constitutional

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/07/09/costa.rica.zelaya.honduras/index.html#cnnSTCText

    Posted by Worldfocus.org, Peter Eisner, Thursday, July 9, 2009

    Impoverished Hondurans caught up in battle of political wills

    Photo by Flickr user: Living Water International

    Photo by Flickr user: Living Water International

    As ideologues from inside and outside Honduras weigh in on the fate of the country’s ousted leader, Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner hopes that one group — the millions of desperately poor people in Honduras — will somehow benefit in the end.

    http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/07/09/impoverished-hondurans-caught-up-in-battle-of-political-wills/6213/

     
  • backpod 2:27 am on July 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: christopher sabatini, hillary clinton, , july 7, united states   

    Honduras: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 

    Posted by WorldFocus.org, Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    In Washington on Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the deposed president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. She announced that the president of Costa Rica will serve as a mediator in the Honduran political crisis, adding that both Zelaya and the man who replaced him, Roberto Micheletti, had agreed to the mediation. Clinton also called on all parties to refrain from further violence.

    Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy at the Council of the Americas, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the political situation in Honduras and the role of the U.S

    http://worldfocus.org/blog/2009/07/07/us-confers-with-deposed-president-of-honduras/6175/

     
  • backpod 2:02 am on July 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Honduras: Monday, July 6, 2009 

    Posted by Global Brigades, office of the CEO at 1:30 p.m. MT, Mon., July 6, 2009

    An update on Honduras: Our leadership team and staff have remained in Tegucigalpa and are closely monitoring the political and social climate.  We report that peace and order is experienced throughout the majority of Tegucigalpa and we have yet to see protests near our compound (outside of the city) or the communities we serve.  We hope that the protests yesterday were the climax of the conflict and normalcy will come soon.  We are disappointed with the current media sensationalism, specifically referencing the upheaval as a military coup when the decisions were made unanimously and democratically by congress and their supreme court (comprised of members of Zelaya’s own party).  We promise you a report from the ground that is as honest and to the point as possible, without any media hype.  For your reference, the sentiment of the overwhelming majority, 70% of Hondurans are in support of the new leadership.

    Poor communities in Honduras are now, more than ever, in need of empowerment and our assistance. That said, the safety of our volunteers remains our number one priority.  We will be taking each brigade on a case-by-case basis on guidance of the U.S. Embassy.  We are proceeding as planned for August brigades but have all plans in motion should we need to postpone the trip or move it to Panama.  In the meantime, we encourage all to please stay the course and send positive energy for a peaceful and quick resolution.

    Posted by WorldFocus.org, Sandra Cuffe,an independent Canadian journalist currently in Tegucigalpa, Wed., July 8, 2009 – Sandra Cuffe joined Worldfocus to discuss her first hand account of Mon., July 6, 2009


    Earlier in the week, there was a violent clash at the airport in Tegucigalpa when a plane carrying Zelaya was turned away. Competing protests have rocked the capital city.

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    Photo by Sandra Cuffe

    On Monday, the day after the standoff at the airport, she joined Worldfocus to discuss the mood at the riots, the impact on daily life in Honduras and the range of possible outcomes.

    http://player.theplatform.com/ps/player/pds/9xYyheCZAl?pid=bgYgpBVJhJnAYycgkuo6OyrH_2oXSg7A

    Sandra’s flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lavagabunda/

     
  • backpod 4:08 am on July 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Honduras: Monday, June 29, 2009 

    Posted by Global Brigades, office of the CEO at 5:19 a.m. MT, Mon., June 29, 2009

    Global Brigades is continuing to closely follow the current political situation in Honduras.  We would like to assure all family and friends that all students and volunteers are safe, secure, and in no immediate danger.  Please know we consider the safety of all our students and volunteers to be of utmost importance. GB has been and will remain in close communication with contacts at the US Embassy and Honduran partners to carefully monitor the situation.  We will continuing providing updates as further information becomes available.

    Post added to CNN.com, on Mon., June 29, 2009

    President Obama says the coup in Honduras is ‘not legal’ and supports President Manuel Zelaya.
    Video Highlights:

  • Provisional Honduran government says president faces arrest on return
  • Deposed President Jose Manuel Zelaya says he’ll return home this week
  • U.N. passes resolution saying ousted president should be returned to power
  • Three labor unions in Honduras reportedly begin general strike to back Zelaya
  • http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/06/30/honduras.political.turmoil/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

 
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