...and corresponding violent repression by police and military in neighborhoods around the country. Many people are reported killed throughout the city of Tegucigalpa, shot by agents of state violence for walking outside of their homes, and the more state violence, the more people resist. Some have even been attacked in their homes; an infant is reported to be in critical condition after a teargas canister was thrown by police into the house, which was suspected of harboring protesters.
Maybe the Red Cross should look into this. They already lost serious credibility with their involvement in the Colombian hostage operation. It's almost like you can't trust them anymore.
By the way, all the statements that I've been posting without citations today come either from personal emails from firsthand witnesses in Honduras or from live radio reports, via internet, on Radio Globo and Radio Progreso.
To get inside the twisted golpista mind, my friend attended the nutty Hudson Institute's conference titled Populist Threats to Democracy in Central America. This is their report:
The de facto government, through its violence and denial of constitutional and human rights, has managed what Zelaya alone had not fully succeeded in doing: uniting the entire country in the struggle for freedom. Today, they resistance underwent an important shift: it went local. The following Tegucigalpa neighborhoods are defying the curfew and protesting against the coup d'etat:
Another fantastic piece by Jesse Freeston, featuring Oscar Estrada. Quicker downloading version available at The Real News. Simply outrageous footage of the OAS.
I'll be on in an hour or so.
Stating any attack on Brazilian territory in Honduras is an attack on the U.S.
Meeting tomorrow, to "analyze the political situation in Honduras."
The coup government may or may not invade the Brazilian embassy at 6pm local time if & when they cut off all the electricity, putting many lives (including the president's) at risk. Rumors have been rampant, so much so that the de facto government just went on cadena nacional, emergency signal, to announce that they don't have plans to use violence to enter the embassy. They are currently trying to smoke him out by throwing tear gas and blasting music inside the embassy. The water and gas and electricity have been cut off all day.