Central America

05.08.2009

Zelaya: “I continue to stick with my mandate, fighting to oust the power-grabbers using all peaceful weapons”

While post-ouster Toll hits Five people dead, Honduran General General Romeo Vasquez, denies Coup, and pressure from the United Nations, the OAS, Central American presidents, increases. In an interview with CNN, President Zelaya said that with a tighter pressure from the United States, the coup could no be maintained any longer. »

04.08.2009

OAS to Send Delegation to Honduras

A group of high-ranking Latin American diplomats are planning to head to Honduras to pressure the coup-installed leaders to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The trip is being organized by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and the Organization of American States. On Monday, Cesar Caceres, a spokesperson for the coup government, rejected calls for Zelaya’s return. »

03.08.2009

Zelaya Takes Case to International Criminal Court

After two Zelaya supporters died in Honduras, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya vowed on Saturday to return to power through peaceful means and said he would take his case to the International Criminal Court. He declared that it was in the convenience of the United States to withhold a common vision of democracy, and not support the coup d’état. »

29.07.2009

Panama Joins the One Hundred Countries Marching for Peace

With the slogan “United for global consciousness in defense of peace”, the Community for Human Development, World Without Wars, the Humanist Center of Studies, and the support of the Defense of the People, held an official presentation Tuesday, July 21 of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence with more than 100 countries participating, now including Panama. »

17.07.2009

Passengers of Peace Boat in talks with promoters of the March in Costa Rica

Participants asked the World March team to denounce the intention of the Japanese government to modify the Japanese Constitution that renounces the right to go to war. »

16.07.2009

International conference on Peace and Reconciliation in Managua

Delegations from various countries and international personalities are meeting until the 18th of July to talk about peace and reconciliation. »

08.07.2009

Building a dialogue between Zelaya and Micheletti

On Thursday morning the process will start to build a platform for dialogue between Zelaya and Micheletti at the home of Costa Rica President, Oscar Arias Sanchez. »

01.07.2009

Zelaya Vows Return as UN, OAS Condemn Coup

Honduras is facing growing regional and international pressure to restore the overthrown President Manuel Zelaya. Earlier today, the thirty-five-member Organization of American States said it would suspend Honduras unless Zelaya is returned to office within three days. The ultimatum follows Tuesday’s unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly to condemn the coup. Addressing the UN, Zelaya stuck by his vow to return to Honduras on Thursday despite threats of arrest. »

29.06.2009

Several organisations appear at the Honduras Embassy in Costa Rica

This morning, representatives of social and political organisations – the Patriotic Committee of Paso Ancho, the Bolivarian Circle Yamileth Lopez, the Humanist Party, a few media such as Reuters and Pressenza, as well as citizens conscious of the importance of solidarity with the Honduran people – came to the Embassy to talk with functionaries and express their rejection of the coup d’etat in the neighbouring country. »

28.06.2009

President Zelaya of Honduras on Nonviolence

Inaugurating the recent OAS Assembly in San Pedro Sula, President Zelaya spoke about nonviolence "The topic of nonviolence is essential during this century. Violence has grown exponentially and has many faces. Nonviolence must be the guiding principle of society, of the state vis-à-vis citizens, and of the state vis-à-vis states. Nonviolence must take the form of ongoing dialogue for the creation of a just, equitable, and inclusive world order, based on solidarity and respect for human beings, the dignity of individuals, and restructuring of the international community and its institutions. Nonviolence is the principle of action that rejects force, which is the major cause of violence. While the causes of violence are numerous, as you all know, so too should be the responses and the actions of nonviolence. This is the approach we must have in the short, medium, and long terms if we are to build a society based on other principles, principles that must steer our ways of acting and thinking in our society." »

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