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

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  • Interim President Roberto Micheletti announces plans to leave negotiations
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  • Zelaya deposed on June 28; Micheletti says ouster was constitutional


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.