political crisis honduras

President Lobo Says it Was a Coup

Last week, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa publicly acknowledged that the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya from the country on June 28, 2009, constituted a coup. This was a startling admission from a man who won last year’s presidential election in a climate rife with fear, repression and censorship. Lobo’s belated recognition of the coup […]

President Lobo Claims Zelaya Won’t Go to Court

President Porfirio Lobo said on Wednesday that ousted Manuel Zelaya was welcome to return to Honduras whenever he wanted, and not face prosecution. “President Zelaya can come back to Honduras whenever he wants,” he told a news conference after an EU-Central America conference in the Spanish capital. “It’s a question that we brought up with […]

Press Release: Human Rights Watch (HRW) Honduras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2010 5:24 PM Honduras: Firings Undercut Judicial Independence Supreme Court Should Reinstate Judges Immediately The firing of judges who opposed the 2009 coup is a serious blow to judicial independence in Honduras, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 12, 2010, the Honduran Supreme Court ratified its May 5 vote […]

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