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Honduras Curfew Suspended

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Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Diario El Tiempo

Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, wife Xiomara Castro at his side, makes a call from within the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where he has taken refuge.

The de facto government in Honduras lifted a three-day curfew imposed after ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Central American country. As the political drama played out, residents of the capital rushed out to shop for food and supplies.

The BBC:

The interim government of Honduras has lifted the curfew imposed on Monday when ousted President Manuel Zelaya made a dramatic return home.

Streets were busy and airports were reopened after the measures which had kept Hondurans indoors for most of the week ended early morning local time.

But hundreds of police still surround the Brazilian embassy in the capital, where Mr Zelaya has taken refuge.

The interim authorities are refusing to reinstate him despite growing calls.

Mr Zelaya’s dramatic return after three months in exile prompted the interim government, led by Roberto Micheletti, to declare a nationwide curfew amid fears of violence.

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By Folktruther, September 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm Link to this comment

The coup government is now pouring taxic gased into the embassy compound and projeting deafening noises
into it as the US did to capture Noriega in Panama.  the coup government obviously hs the support of the Obama while, with trademark duplicity, Obama states he is in favor of restoring Zelaya.

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By Commune115, September 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment

Thank you Truthdig for at least mentioning what is happening in Honduras. Even “liberal” outlets like MSNBC have ignored the heroic resistance against fascism next door and instead continue obsessing over Obama’s publicity stunts.

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By Folktruther, September 24, 2009 at 10:34 am Link to this comment

the US is the only governement that has maintain and ambassador in Honduras.  It continues to fund the coup government while maiataining lipservice to Zelaya.  Obama says he favors Zelaya with his trademark inspiring duplicity, saying one thing and doing the other.

the coup governemtn put the people of the entire country under house arrest to stop the protests.  Note that the US media blanked this out, and truthdig only reported it when the decree ws lifted.

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By AmericanDream, September 24, 2009 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

While the world condemns the coup, the US refuses to offer support for Zelaya’s cause.  You have to wonder why the US is passive in this matter, meanwhile claiming we want improved relations with Latin America.  An oligarchy overthrowing democracy isn’t a good enough cause?  Let’s face it, the US is perfectly happy watching a government fail that is sympathetic to Chavez and Venezuela.

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