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Sun Jun 28 2009 (Updated 07/05/09)Military Coup In Honduras
Sun Jun 28 2009 (Updated 07/05/09)Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Ousted By Military
Live radio broadcast from Honduras
On June 28th, the Honduran military ousted the democratically elected government of Honduras, detaining and then exiling President Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica.
On Monday, June 29th, an emergency rally and press conference to denounce the coup in Honduras took place at the Honduran Consulate, 870 Market St. in San Francisco. Video: 1 | 2
The crisis in Honduras began when the military refused to distribute ballot boxes for an opinion poll on a new Constitution. President Zelaya fired the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Romeo Orlando Vasquez Velasquez, who refused to step down. The heads of all branches of the Honduran armed forces quit in solidarity with Vasquez. Vasquez, however, refused to step down, bolstered by support in Congress and a Supreme Court ruling that reinstated him. Vasquez, along with other military leaders, graduated from the United States' infamous School of the Americas (SOA). According to a School of the Americas Watch database compiled from information obtained from the US government, Vasquez studied in the SOA at least twice: once in 1976 and again in 1984.
At an emergency session of the OAS, the Honduran representative compared the coup to Chile in 1973, noted that Zelaya has not requested asylum in Costa Rica as reported by some press, and called for immediate condemnation of the coup. The Venezuela representative has accused former Bush Sub-Secretary of State Otto Reich of complicity in the coup: "We have information that worries us. This is a person who has been important in the diplomacy of the US who has reconnected with old colleagues and encouraged the coup: Otto Reich, ex sub-Secretary of State under Bush. We know him as an interventionist person." He said Reich is operating under an NGO.
Radio Es Lo De Menos, broadcasting from Tegucigalpa, is repeatedly pleading with the international community that protests be organized outside Honduran embassies around the world.
Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets | Updates from the coup | Resistance and Repression in Honduras | "In Solidarity with the Organizations of Via Campesina and the People of Honduras" | Coup in Honduras | "We Will Not Be Silenced or Humiliated" | Honduras' Dictator-for-a-Day Rails vs. Obama & Chávez, Declares Martial Law | Military coup in Honduras this morning | Obama's First Military Coup
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