Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Curfew Lifted 10am - 5PM only

Both Radio Globo and La Tribuna are reporting that the curfew will be lifted this morning at 10 am until 4 pm today. There has been no official annoucement yet, but its widely expected.

A rumor spreading in Honduras is that the de facto government is lifting the curfew so that the pro-Micheletti group, the Unión Civica Democrática (UCD) can stage a pro-Micheletti protest this morning at 10 am.

UPDATE 7:56 AM PDT: Its official, the curfew is temporarily lifted 10 am to 5 pm. Supermarkets have announced they will open at 10 am, as will banks, gas stations, and pharmacies.

1 comment:

Nell said...

The Civic Union organizations are the very ones to which USAID "democracy promotion" funds go. So this is what they're for -- a charade of 'popular' support for a brutal military coup.

Meanwhile, a woman who was prevented from going to work today at the Hospital Escuela told Radio Globo that the police and military are outside and inside there, threatening patients and medical personnel. The government is desperate to prevent documentation of their lethal attacks on the population in Colonia 21 de Noviembre and elsewhere.