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World Notes: Greece, Honduras, Western Sahara

Greek workers reject cuts, new U.S. base for Honduras, rights abuses in Western Sahara.

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U.S. lawmakers denounce ongoing Honduras violence

Nine members of Congress have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to press Honduras to stop violent repression against supporters of overthrown president Manuel Zelaya.

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Repression continues under new Honduran government

Death squads appear to be operating freely in Honduras, in spite of claims by the United States and Honduran leaders that the election of President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo of the conservative National Party on November 29 would produce peace and normality.

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Winners and losers in Honduras as Zelaya goes into exile, Lobo takes power

Smiling broadly, his chest festooned with medals, General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, head of the armed forces of Honduras, stood beside Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo as the latter was sworn in as President of Honduras on January 27.

Zelaya to be allowed to leave on January 27: Maybe

President Manuel Zelaya will be allowed to leave the Brazilian embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa and go into exile on January 27, maybe.

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Resistance goes on as Honduras approaches turnover

On January 27, the de facto executive of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti of the Liberal Party, will turn over power to the National Party's Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo.

ALBA marks fifth anniversary at Havana summit

Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed representatives of ALBA nations to Havana Dec. 11-14 for their eighth summit meeting.

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Severe problems loom after Honduras elections

The door appears to be closed to even a symbolic return to power of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

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World Notes: Poland, Honduras, Palestine, Malaysia, Nigeria, Cuba

In Poland, flaunting a red star or a Che Guevara tee shirt could lead to fines or two years in prison.

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Honduras election raises questions on turnout, international recognition

Regarding the controversial elections in Honduras on Sunday, November 29, all are agreed on one thing: National Party presidential candidate Pepe Lobo got the most votes.

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