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On anniversary of the Honduras coup, Clinton receives letter

Twenty-seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask that she send a special investigator to Honduras to investigate and report on rights abuses.

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World Notes: Palestine, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Angola, Honduras, Iceland

Collective punishment, big garment workers strike, Russia-China ties, oil riches, violence, bank fraud.

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Honduras coup reverberations continue

Four months after a new president, Porfirio Lobo of the right-wing National Party, took power, killings continue and he has still not achieved full legitimacy in Latin America.

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South American summit tackles regional integration

Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.

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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.

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