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Honduran struggle grows, repression continues

The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP), in Honduras announced that 1.342.876 signatures had been collected calling for a constituent assembly.

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Crisis in Honduras: labor takes hold

The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.

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World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.

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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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