On Tuesday, July 28 the United States government announced that it had revoked the visas of four leading members of the Honduran coup. More than a month after the Honduran military awoke President Manuel Zelaya at gunpoint and sent him packing to Costa Rica, it appears that Washington is finally beginning to put its foot down- a little. But the U.S. still has a way to go, and so does Honduras. […]
They had been at war twice in the last century, but today they’ve found a common enemy: the governments of Peru and Ecuador have singled out their own citizens who resist extractive industry expansion. […]
Source: VUE Weekly – From Week of July 23, 2009, Issue #718 Yves Engler / blackbook.foreignpolicy.ca Three weeks ago the Honduran military forcibly removed elected President Manuel Zelaya and dumped him in Costa Rica. The […]
Philadelphia, PA-Social movements throughout the hemisphere are fighting for a better future; one where land & indigenous rights are recognized and communities have control over their resources. But, how do they tell this story when the corporate media is controlled by those they are fighting against: a powerful few who exploit resources for profit and repress the movements that challenge their greed.
On June 28, the entire hemisphere suffered a blow to democracy with the military ouster of the constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. Since then, business groups behind the coup have waged an all-out PR war in Washington. As a result, there have been fabrications and distortions peddled by politicians and pundits which have aided in replacing facts with fiction. […]