Honduras Coup Third Anniversary Roundup
Posted by Charles II on June 29, 2012
The Honduran coup began on June 28th, 2009.
Brother John remembers that day and the subsequent rise in violence.
Adrienne has done a news roundup.
Mark Weisbrot on the exploding violence and the parallel to the Paraguayan coup.
Maria Robinson and Adrienne appeared on KPFA (12m onward).
Keane Bhatt talks about the three US forward operating bases built this year.
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John Perry talks about the formation of corporate city-states, called charter cities, within Honduras but exempt from Honduran law. Manuel Zelaya’s wife, Xiomara Castro, will be running for president under the resistance party LIBRE.
Ethan Freedman talks about the fact that much of the violence is not related to the drug war, but is a continuation of land disputes and general political repression.
RAJ at HondurasCultureandPolitics, doubts that the US actually promoted the coup ahead of time but stabilized its hold on power after, suggests that it be called a “commemoration” rather than an “anniversary,” and says that the LIBRE party has no chance of winning the election.
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