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Just released letter to Clinton from 27 Congresspeople

Hot off the presses, there’s a new letter just out to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on human rights violations in Honduras. It comes from 27 US congressmen who, contrary to the Secretary’s statements in Lima earlier this month, maintain that "political violence continues to wrack Honduras" one year after the June 28, 2009 coup. According to the legislators, they write to:

ITUC Press Release on Escalating Violence

Honduras: Violence and Human Rights Violations Escalate
Brussels, 15 June 2010 (ITUC OnLine): Honduras is immersed in a very worrying spiral of violence, and the international trade union movement remains on the alert for human rights violations. Being a trade unionist or part of the Resistance Front implies major risks in the Honduras of today. Various trade union and community leaders have faced death threats and attempts on their lives over recent weeks.

Clinton Urges OAS to Forget Coup, Readmit Honduras

Story From Upsidedown World by Rosemary A. Joyce and Russell N. Septak

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at the Organization of American States (OAS) annual meeting in Lima, Peru on Monday urged countries in the hemisphere to readmit Honduras into the regional organization. The OAS suspended Honduras after the military coup which overthrew President Manuel Zelaya last June.

Bolivian President Evo Morales to Deliver Results of People’s Conference on Climate Change to UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-moon


CONTACT: MEGAN MORRISSEY – 202-365-6900  INGRID SABJA – 973-738-2301

New York – On Friday, May 7th, President Evo Morales of Bolivia will personally present UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with the conclusions of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of the Mother Earth, which was held in Cochabamba, Bolivia from April 20th to 22nd, 2010.

USAID Cooperation could be suspended

Today, U.S. Ambassador in Nicaragua, Robert Callahan asked the government of Nicaragua to provide an accounting of aid received from Venezuela and how it is spent. He warned that the United States may suspend aid over this issue

…Speaking to the press, the diplomat stated that in addition to the Waiver related to property issues, there is another Waiver required to receive aid that is related to budget transparency based on a law approved by the U.S. Congress, although he did not specify the law he referred to…