Demand Fair Reporting on Honduras
While the Obama administration's previous round of targeted sanctions demonstrated great promise in helping to reverse the coup in Honduras, the administration has since appeared to back down from its position of active support for the reinstatement of President Zelaya. This may be at least in part due to the outspoken opinions of a few Senators and Congressmen who wish to allow the coup to stand.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International released a report on August 19 documenting the extent of the suppression taking place.
One reason there hasn’t been more public pressure on the Obama Administration to continue to help Latin America reverse the coup is that repression in Honduras and opposition in the U.S. Congress have been under-reported in the U.S. press.
While the Miami Herald – a very influential newspaper in its reporting on U.S. policy in Latin America – and McClatchy News, the Herald's parent company, have reported on Congressional support for the coup, they haven't reported either of these key facts.
Could you urge the Miami Herald and McClatchy News to report on repression in Honduras since the coup and calls in Congress for the Obama Administration to take further measures against the coup regime?