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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:37 AM

Honduras: 59 journalists murdered since US-backed coup

Honduras: 59 journalists murdered since US-backed coup

Monday, April 18, 2016

Since the 2009 US-backed coup that removed elected President Manuel Zelaya, 59 journalists have been assassinated in Honduras, with four murdered this year. Last year, 12 journalists were murdered.

In April last year, the Honduras National Congress approved the Journalist Protection Law, which included measures like providing police protection when a journalist receives a threat. The law also planned the creation of a centre monitoring threat follow-ups, although the government has not yet approved the budget.

In four years of former president Profirio Lobo's government, 30 journalists were murdered. In the current government headed by President Juan Orlando Hernandez, 22 journalists have been assassinated in just over two years since he took office. These two post-coup presidencies have been accused of systematic human rights abuses and corruption.

The attorney-general's office has only processed six cases, while only four people have been prosecuted and sent to jail. There has not been any investigation into who ordered these crimes and the motivations behind each one.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/61568

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Reply Honduras: 59 journalists murdered since US-backed coup (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2016 OP
EdwardBernays Apr 2016 #1
Human101948 Apr 2016 #3
TBF Apr 2016 #8
EdwardBernays Apr 2016 #9
FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #4
ReRe Apr 2016 #11
FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #13
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2016 #2
Herman4747 Apr 2016 #5
ReRe Apr 2016 #12
Scuba Apr 2016 #6
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2016 #15
TBF Apr 2016 #7
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #10
ReRe Apr 2016 #14

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:06 AM

1. It should be noted

That the coup was organized and sustained by right-wing business interests who happened to be in tight with the Clinton's lawyer/confidant Laney Davis, who is also a... Wait for it... Lobbyist.

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/08/exclusive_hillary_clinton_sold_out_honduras_lanny_davis_corporate_cash_and_the_real_story_about_the_death_of_a_latin_america_democracy/

https://theintercept.com/2015/07/06/clinton-honduras-coup/

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:09 AM

3. Hillary: It was a legal overthrow of a democratic government...

 

Clinton told the NY Daily News on Monday that the Honduran government “followed the law” in ousting its president and said, “I think in retrospect we managed a very difficult situation without bloodshed.”

“I didn’t like the way it looked or the way they did it,” she said, “but they had a very strong argument that they had followed the constitution and the legal precedence.”

But at the time, the U.S. embassy in Honduras wrote that “there is no doubt” that what happened was “an illegal and unconstitutional coup.” The Embassy cable also emphasizes that the Honduran “Congress and the judiciary removed Zelaya on the basis of a hasty, ad-hoc, extralegal, secret, 48-hour process” and called their reasons for doing so “mere supposition or ex-post rationalizations of a patently illegal act.”

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:29 AM

8. "Legal overthrow" - corporate doublespeak

Just because something is legal doesn't mean it should be done. But that is not the way lawyers think. They are taught to look for loopholes to accomplish their goal.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:40 AM

9. And

The rest of the world called it a coup from day one.

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Response to EdwardBernays (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:10 AM

4. The way I have noticed it works

is that for each "venture" she is assigned a handler by her owners. Lanny Davis for Honduras, Sid Blumenthal for Libya.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:27 AM

11. Not to forget...

... John Podesta for Saudi Arabia.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:38 AM

13. Right. Thank you. /

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:03 AM

2. Thanks Hillary!

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:14 AM

5. Hey, Hillary learns extremely well from the master...

 

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Response to Herman4747 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:33 AM

12. Hillary, with....

... her mentor, Herr Kissinger, probably our oldest living war criminal.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:17 AM

6. Hillary must be so proud!!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:52 AM

15. "We came, We saw, He died." Insert evil laugh here. I'm sure she is.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:27 AM

7. Thanks for your tireless work Judi. K&R nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 07:48 AM

10. Kicked and recommended.




Thanks for the thread, Judi Lynn.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 28, 2016, 08:49 AM

14. 59 journalists since 2009...

... isn't that a coincidence. Beginning the moment HRC took the helm at the State Dept.

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