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Honduras Coup, Act III, Day 5/Updated

Posted by Charles II on July 27, 2009

DemocracyNow did an interview of Xiomara Castro de Zelaya. It wasn’t great, since the First Lady speaks in paragraphs and chapters, and Amy kept interrupting her, but she conveyed some important things. Tomorrow Mel Zelaya will be on. From Xiomara:
* confirmation of 24 curfew, which she calls a “state of siege”
* word that the coup attempted to use her son, Hector, as a “pressure point” to blackmail the Zelayas.
* she was unaware that the US is still providing some aid to the coup, and says “that means that they’re still supporting this de facto regime”

                      THE BIG INTERVIEW IS HERE (click below)
Xiomara Castro de Zelaya v. Romeo Vasquez Velasquez

                 Listen to the astonishing interview here

I’m reading too fast. In the New York Times article linked below, commenter El Cid points out that it says:

The communiqué [by the Honduran Armed Forces] was drafted in Washington after days of talks between mid-level Honduran officers and American Congressional aides. Posted on the Honduran Armed Forces Web site, it endorsed the so-called San José Accord that was forged in Costa Rica by delegates representing President Zelaya and the man who heads the de facto Honduran government, Roberto Micheletti.

So, there you have it. Our State Department has been outsourced to the Congress, probably to interests that benefit from Honduran.

RAJ adds to that comment, providing a translation of the “San Jose Accord” and a comparison to the original Arias proposal and telling us that:

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Monday Morning News Roundup

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 27, 2009

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Wind power is poised to resume its breakneck growth next year. It also may well be one of the mechanisms that lifts America out of the recession.

— Secrets of the CIA’s “ghost flights” (extraordinary renditions) are about to be revealed.

— Speaking of the CIA, some former DEA agents are really ticked off at the Agency.

Work is beginning to prepare the US electrical grid for the growth of wind power.

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