Canada’s Long Embrace of the Honduran Dictatorship

(GlobalResearch) – Peter Kent recently returned from a three day trip (February 17-20) to Honduras, proudly declaring the mission a success. As Canada’s Minister of State for the Americas, Kent is the Tory government’s point person for Canada’s growing political and economic interests in the region. Honduras has become an important focus of those interests, since the military coup last June against the moderately left-leaning president, Manuel Zelaya, swung the country sharply back to the right. Continue reading

Video: Honduras – 100 Days of Resistance

It has been more than 100 days since Honduras underwent only the second coup in Central America since the end of the Cold War. Continue reading

The Plot Thickens: Honduran Coup Regime and Landowning Elites Enlist the Support of Foreign Paramilitaries

Even more evidence has come to light regarding the desperation and disregard for human rights of the Honduran coup regime and its elite backers. On Friday, October 9 a United Nations human rights panel issued a warning concerning the presence of contracted foreign paramilitary forces operating inside the troubled country. Continue reading

Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador: Media Lies and “Oversights”

It may be useful to assess the dangers of the systematically hostile attitude of the overwhelming majority of major European and North American media companies in relation to the current events taking place in Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. This hostility is only matched by an embarrassed, complicit silence with regard to those involved in the putsch in Honduras or the repression enacted by the Peruvian army against the indigenous populations of the Amazon. Continue reading

MSM: Obama tacitly backs military’s takeover of Honduran democracy

(SacBee) – President Obama is making a big mistake in coddling the dictatorship in Honduras, and putting his administration at odds with the rest of the hemisphere. It also looks terrible to the world that his government so easily abandons its professed commitment to democracy and the rule of law. Continue reading

Honduras: Military Coup Engineered By Two US Companies?

I recently visited Central America. Everyone I talked with there was convinced that the military coup that had overthrown the democratically-elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, had been engineered by two US companies, with CIA support. And that the US and its new president were not standing up for democracy. Continue reading

Video: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Speaks from Nicaraguan Border

(DemocracyNow) – Who’s Behind the Coup, His Attempts to Return Home, the Role of the United States and More Continue reading

Chavez: ‘Obama is biting off more than he can chew’

On Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s “Alo Presidente!” show — an hours-long talkfest that is broadcast on TV and radio by mandate — last Sunday, Chavez both criticized President Obama and fretted about the possibility of an assassination. In Chavez’s own wordsContinue reading

Ex-Clinton aides advising Honduran coup regime

Ever since the military abducted President Manuel Zelaya at gunpoint on June 28 and expelled him from the country, the Obama administration has cast itself as a steadfast defender of “democracy” in Honduras. Continue reading

Canada Supports the Military Coup in Honduras

Why have we sided with the Honduran military? Mining profits.

For the first time in decades, the world’s eyes are on Honduras, a tiny country many Canadians know for those little stickers on exported bananas and the surplus of coffee it floods onto the global market each year. The world is less aware of the ongoing role that the Canadian government and Canadian mining companies play in pushing many Hondurans further into poverty. Continue reading

Honduran troops kill anti-coup demonstrators at Tegucigalpa airport

Honduran troops on Sunday fired on anti-coup demonstrators outside the airport in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killing at least two and wounding many more. Continue reading

Covering (up) the coup in Honduras – the BBC does its bit for the Empire

The devil lives in the small print, the devil in this case being the BBC in its coverage of the coup d’etat that ousted President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras on 27 June, 2009. Continue reading

MSM: Cuba condemns Honduras coup as “criminal, brutal”

(Reuters) – Cuba on Sunday condemned the military coup in Honduras as “criminal, brutal” and demanded the immediate return to office of deposed leftist President Manuel Zelaya. Continue reading

Chavez Threatens to Invade as Honduran Army Stages Coup

Venezuelan leader vows to ‘act militarily’ after leftist ally Manuel Zelaya is overthrown and exiled to Costa Rica Continue reading

‘Coup’ in Honduras; Chavez Blames US for Involvement

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested by soldiers earlier on Sunday, is in Costa Rica and has asked for asylum, CNN’s Spanish-language channel reported, citing the Costa Rican government. Continue reading

MSM: Honduran President Ousted in Coup

(NYTimes) – The Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted by the army on Sunday after pressing ahead with plans for a referendum that opponents said could lay the groundwork for his eventual re-election, in the first military coup in Central America since the end of the cold war. Continue reading

MSM: CIA ‘plot to kill Hugo Chavez’

(Telegraph) – The Venezuelan president said on state television that he had eluded an assassination attempt in El Salvador where he was due to attend the swearing in of its new leader, a Left-wing ally. Continue reading