Communications over the world wide doesnt depend on sytax or eloquence or rethoric or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard.
People can only hear you when they are moving toward you and they are not likely to when your wordss are pursuing them
Even the choices words lose their powe when they are used to overpower.
Attitudes are the real figures of speech '-Friedman

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


23 miles off the coast of Gaza, 15:30pm - Today Israeli Occupation Forces seize and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Noble laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (see below for a complete list of passengers). The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel.

"This is an outrageous violation of international law against us. Our boat was not in Israeli waters, and we were on a human rights mission to the Gaza Strip," said Cynthia McKinney, a former U.S. Congresswoman and presidential candidate. "President Obama just told Israel to let in humanitarian and reconstruction supplies, and that's exactly what we tried to do. We're asking the international community to demand our release so we can resume our journey."

According to an International Committee of the Red Cross report released yesterday, the Palestinians living in Gaza are "trapped in despair." Thousands of Gazans whose homes were destroyed earlier during Israel's December/January massacre are still without shelter despite pledges of almost $4.5 billion in aid, because Israel refuses to allow cement and other building material into the Gaza Strip. The report also notes that hospitals are struggling to meet the needs of their patients due to Israel's disruption of medical supplies.

"The aid we were carrying is a symbol of hope for the people of Gaza, hope that the sea route would open for them, and they would be able to transport their own materials to begin to reconstruct the schools, hospitals and thousands of homes destroyed during the onslaught of "Cast Lead". Our mission is a gesture to the people of Gaza that we stand by them and that they are not alone" said fellow passenger Mairead Maguire, winner of a Noble Peace Prize for her work in Northern Ireland.

Just before being kidnapped by Israel, Huwaida Arraf, Free Gaza Movement chairperson and delegation co-coordinator on this voyage, stated that: "No one could possibly believe that our small boat constitutes any sort of threat to Israel. We carry medical and reconstruction supplies, and children's toys. Our passengers include a Nobel peace prize laureate and a former U.S. congressperson. Our boat was searched and received a security clearance by Cypriot Port Authorities before we departed, and at no time did we ever approach Israeli waters."

Arraf continued, "Israel's deliberate and premeditated attack on our unarmed boat is a clear violation of international law and we demand our immediate and unconditional release."

Kidnapped Passengers from the Spirit of Humanity include:

Khalad Abdelkader, Bahrain
Khalad is an engineer representing the Islamic Charitable Association of Bahrain.

Othman Abufalah, Jordan
Othman is a world-renowned journalist with al-Jazeera TV.

Khaled Al-Shenoo, Bahrain
Khaled is a lecturer with the University of Bahrain.

Mansour Al-Abi, Yemen
Mansour is a cameraman with Al-Jazeera TV.

Fatima Al-Attawi, Bahrain
Fatima is a relief worker and community activist from Bahrain.

Juhaina Alqaed, Bahrain
Juhaina is a journalist & human rights activist.

Huwaida Arraf, US
Huwaida is the Chair of the Free Gaza Movement and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Ishmahil Blagrove, UK
Ishmahil is a Jamaican-born journalist, documentary film maker and founder of the Rice & Peas film production company. His documentaries focus on international struggles for social justice.

Kaltham Ghloom, Bahrain
Kaltham is a community activist.

Derek Graham, Ireland
Derek Graham is an electrician, Free Gaza organizer, and first mate aboard the Spirit of Humanity.

Alex Harrison, UK
Alex is a solidarity worker from Britain. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Denis Healey, UK
Denis is Captain of the Spirit of Humanity. This will be his fifth voyage to Gaza.

Fathi Jaouadi, UK
Fathi is a British journalist, Free Gaza organizer, and delegation co-coordinator for this voyage.

Mairead Maguire, Ireland
Mairead is a Nobel laureate and renowned peace activist.

Lubna Masarwa, Palestine/Israel
Lubna is a Palestinian human rights activist and Free Gaza organizer.

Theresa McDermott, Scotland
Theresa is a solidarity worker from Scotland. She is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Cynthia McKinney, US
Cynthia McKinney is an outspoken advocate for human rights and social justice issues, as well as a former U.S. congressperson and presidential candidate.

Adnan Mormesh, UK
Adnan is a solidarity worker from Britain. He is traveling to Gaza to do long-term human rights monitoring.

Adam Qvist, Denmark
Adam is a solidarity worker from Denmark. He is traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.

Adam Shapiro, US
Adam is an American documentary film maker and human rights activist.

Kathy Sheetz, US
Kathy is a nurse and film maker, traveling to Gaza to do human rights monitoring.

People on board say that early this morning Israeli warships surrounded the civilian craft and threatened to open fire if it did not turn around.

NUJ member Fathi Jaouadi, aged 37, from Edgware is on the boat filming the trip.

There is also a news crew from Al Jazeera TV.

Fathi’s pregnant wife Renee, aged 34, also a freelance journalist and NUJ member said: “I am deeply concerned for the safety of all the passengers on board.

“This is an unarmed civilian boat that has been surrounded and threatened.”

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, said: “This boat received security clearance from the authorities in Cyprus. It is outrageous that the Israeli navy should confront it and put the lives of everyone on board in danger.

Reports from the ship say that the Israeli forces have jammed their instrumentation, blocking their GPS, radar, and navigation systems.

This is the Free Gaza Movement’s eighth sea mission, successfully arriving in Gaza on five occasions. They say that on two earlier occasions Israeli forces stopped the ships – ramming one in December 2008.

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Argentina on Verge of Declaring Swine Flu "Emergency"

Argentina on Verge of Declaring Swine Flu "Emergency"
Argentine health authorities said Saturday that a "health emergency" could be declared nationwide after elections on Sunday because of the exponential spread of the AH1N1 flu virus, which up till now has taken 26 lives and has infected 1,587 people. Meanwhile, health organizations said that the number of people infected in the country "is substantially greater" than the official toll and that hospitals are "verging on collapse"

Medical Emergency in Buenos Aires Raises Pandemic Concerns
June 27, 2009 23:43 | By Dr Henry Niman | Recombinomics

Some hospitals began to strengthen measures, including the case of Posadas Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the province of Buenos Aires that concentrates a large number of internees from the flu. Through a press release, the hospital reported that it declared a state of emergency by the Institution that "all staff will be available to the agency needs to be addressed" after the epidemic of influenza A.

In addition, the Posadas created through Resolution No. 640/09 an Internal Crisis Committee itself, with the aim of ensuring compliance and monitoring of the actions that the hospital must develop to deal with the situation posed by an outbreak of Influenza A .

Meanwhile, health authorities in Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires have some alternatives to strengthen the system, including the use of military hospital in Campo de Mayo, the release of bed in the hospital's intensive care Malvinas Argentinas, the installation of sanitary units in campaign Buenos Aires and mobile primary care close to railway stations and Eleven Constitution.

The above translation describes the declaration of a medical emergency in Buenos Aires. The Buenos Aires Ministry of Health website lists 15 confirmed fatalities, 180 confirmed cases, and 559 suspect cases as of Friday (see Buenos Aires map), but media reports suggest the actual number of cases is higher. Recent reports out of Argentina also described the rapid decline of relative young patients (15-50), with descriptions similar to those used to describe dying patients in 1918. In addition, there has been an outbreak of H1N1 at a pig farm northwest of Buenos Aires (see map).

The sudden jump in cases and fatalities are cause for concern. In the country the number of confirmed fatal cases rose to 27, but there are reports of 15 more fatalities that are suspect. There have also been reports of travelers from Argentina testing positive at airport checks in multiple countries. These travelers should provide multiple samples for sequencing studies to determine if there have been changes in the virus.

Recently PB2 E627K was reported in a traveler from the United States. However, the sequence suggested the change was acquired in China. Although the E627K was present in the original samples and confirmed in the initial clone, and subsequent sub-clone had reverted back to the wild type sequence, raising concerns that some key changes may not be stable under certain culture conditions, and important changes could be lost especially if the virus is cultured in chicken eggs, which could select against important changes associated with adaptation to human hosts.

Therefore, analysis by multiple labs of these sequences would be useful. The flu season is just beginning in the southern hemisphere, providing a favorable environment for rapid adaptive changes. The movement of a swine H1N1 into a human host parallels the 1918 pandemic, which also was associated with mild infections in the later spring, followed by a much more virulent and lethal H1N1 in the fall.

The rapid developments in Buenos Aires bear close scrutiny and active sequence analysis as H1N1 increases its gene pool transmitting through human hosts. Many countries worldwide, including those in the southern hemisphere are experiencing explosive growth, and the developments in Buenos Aires may signal a new wave of Pandemic H1N1.

Last week the World Health Organization announced a declaration that Swine flu has reached the level of a pandemic. According to the WHO, excluding the deaths in Argentina there have been 163 deaths globally attributed to the virus as of Monday. There are approximately 36,000 cases of the virus in 76 countries.

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine health authorities said Saturday that next week a "health emergency" could be declared nationwide because of the progress of the AH1N1 flu virus, which up to now has taken 26 lives and has infected 1,587 people.

"The emergency does not mean we're closing everything down, the emergency is a frame of reference for having medicines ready for direct purchase and mobilizing health personnel," said Claudio Zin, health minister in Buenos Aires province where the greatest number of deaths and infections have been recorded.

Zin said that this alert, which doctors' organizations have requested for days, "is a frame of reference for taking quick decisions" to combat the illness.

"It doesn't mean we're going to close schools and shopping malls and suspend transport on the metro," because "that's not the point," he said.

A different approach from that taken in Mexico City where, at the height of the epidemic, leisure and entertainment locations were shuttered along with part of the capital's 35,000 restaurants.

Schools were closed nationwide for 10 days and normally bustling Mexico City became a ghost town as people were urged to stay home to halt the spread of the illness.

The Buenos Aires health minister has, however, confirmed comments by members of the "crisis committee" created by the Argentine government to deal with the new flu virus, who say that the possibility of declaring a national emergency next week after this Sunday's legislative elections is being considered.

In "areas at risk" of contagion, "alcohol in gel and pads" are being distributed for wetting the finger used for sticking shut vote envelopes without using saliva, election official Alejandro Tullio said Friday.

To the prevention measures that authorities are recommending to the public, Tullio added that voters ought to "keep their distance one from the other in case people line up to vote and they should go to the polls early to avoid the crowds."

Health organizations said that the number of people infected in the country "is substantially greater" that the official toll and that hospitals are "verging on collapse."

The total number of deaths in Argentina from the swine-flu virus reached 26 on Friday, when three new fatalities were confirmed along with 99 new cases of the illness, raising the total to 1,587.

The Health Ministry said in a communique that under study are specimens from 967 people suspected of having caught the AH1N1 flu virus.

Argentina Swine-Flu Deaths Rise to 23

Swine Flu Death Toll Rises to 21 in Argentina

Swine Flu Deaths Cause Alarm in Argentina

Swine Flu Death Toll in Argentina Rises to Six

Argentina Confirms 2nd Death from Swine Flu

Argentina Reports First Death from Swine Flu

OMS: 35,928 casos de influenza A(H1N1) in the world

Influenza A(H1N1) – update 49

The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases by country is given in the following table and map.

Country Cumulative total
Newly confirmed since the last reporting period

Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Argentina 343 0 0 0
Australia 1823 0 221 0
Austria 7 0 0 0
Bahamas 1 0 0 0
Bahrain 1 0 0 0
Barbados 3 0 0 0
Belgium 17 0 3 0
Bolivia 7 0 2 0
Brazil 54 0 2 0
Bulgaria 2 0 0 0
Canada 2978 4 0 0
Cayman Islands, UKOT 2 0 0 0
Chile 1694 2 0 0
China 318 0 100 0
Colombia 42 1 7 0
Costa Rica 104 1 0 0
Cuba 6 0 0 0
Cyprus 1 0 0 0
Czech Republic 4 0 0 0
Denmark 12 0 1 0
Dominica 1 0 0 0
Dominican Republic 93 1 2 0
Ecuador 80 0 13 0
Egypt 18 0 8 0
El Salvador 95 0 26 0
Estonia 4 0 0 0
Finland 4 0 0 0
France 80 0 7 0
Germany 170 0 75 0
Greece 19 0 12 0
Guatemala 119 1 45 0
Honduras 89 0 0 0
Hungary 4 0 0 0
Iceland 4 0 0 0
India 16 0 7 0
Ireland 12 0 0 0
Israel 117 0 49 0
Italy 67 0 11 0
Jamaica 11 0 0 0
Japan 605 0 56 0
Korea, Republic of 65 0 6 0
Kuwait 18 0 0 0
Lebanon 8 0 0 0
Luxembourg 1 0 0 0
Malaysia 5 0 0 0
Mexico 6241 108 0 0
Morocco 1 0 1 0
Netherlands 61 0 26 0
New Zealand 86 0 28 0
Nicaragua 56 0 0 0
Norway 13 0 0 0
Panama 272 0 0 0
Paraguay 25 0 0 0
Peru 91 0 12 0
Philippines 77 0 0 0
Poland 7 0 0 0
Portugal 3 0 1 0
Romania 13 0 2 0
Russia 3 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 11 0 5 0
Singapore 47 0 22 0
Slovakia 3 0 0 0
Spain 488 0 0 0
Sweden 32 0 13 0
Switzerland 22 0 2 0
Thailand 29 0 21 0
Trinidad and Tobago 5 0 1 0
Turkey 10 0 0 0
Ukraine 1 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 1 0 0 0
United Kingdom 1226 0 404 0
United States of America 17855 45 4638 18
Uruguay 36 0 0 0
Venezuela 25 0 0 0
Viet Nam 25 0 2 0
West Bank and Gaza Strip 2 0 2 0
Grand Total 35928 16


Monday, June 29, 2009

Argentina -Kirchner Lost the control of the Congress

Francisco De Narvaez won to Nestor Kirchner ,the president of the official party and Gabriela Michetti, won in the city of Buenos Aires,

This means the defeat of the official goverment and the NEW party leaded by Mauricio Macri that could be the next president of Argentina in the elections of 2011, Pro party , is a progressive movement based on the real economy development with the most advance technology , modern education , healthcare program , innovation , full employement, fighting against the insecurity and poverty and using all the natural and rich resources that Argentina has with a serious and zefective management like these leaders know to do in their own life and in a social life.
Macri is the Governator of Buenos Aires City , under the administration of Cristina Kirchner he never was attended , he had to deal alone to govern the city with his team and many people who have get involved in the crisis of politic confrotation raised by Nestor Kirchner who wants like Chavez and many more , perpetual power of the goverment of Argentina

The country , people showed yesterday the insatisfaction to the attitude of this goverment when Cristina Kirchner had all the ways to deal a great opportunity that even the international crisis a
ffected the country , cause of the exportations and the reserves but all could change in a sudden if this goverment continues with meassures out of place , agression , and kind of dictatorship as Nestor Kirchner shows , he didnt accept his defeat till 2 am and with ironical way didnt give the credit of Narvaez who he has been victim of a very dirty campaign using the worst way in politics leaders could do , but people is not blind and could see everything and said NO more to him and abusing of his power.

Argentine society has
sent the government a message," commented political analyst Rosendo Fraga. "It has to change course."

With results from more than three quarters of the ballots counted, a coalition supported by the president and her husband lost four seats in the Senate and control of the 72-member upper house.

We have now become the main opposition force," said centre-right opposition leader Ricardo Alfoncin, who won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, which also went to the opposition.

Nestor Kirchner, who suffered a double blow with his personal defeat, conceded: "We have lost by one and a half or two points and we have no problem recognizing it."

An alliance of dissident Peronists including wealthy entrepreneur Francisco de Narvaez and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri thwarted Nestor Kirchner's bid.

De Narvaez represents the return within the Peronist Party of neo-liberal ideas of former president Carlos Menem.

"We have turned a page in Argentine history," he boasted after his victory over Kirchner. "A new history will dawn in the life of every Argentine."

The governing coalition also suffered heavy losses in the capital as well as the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba and Mendoza, the returns showed.

Presidential allies lost even in the southern province of Santa Cruz, where the Kirchners began their political careers.

Analysts agreed that following such a massive defeat at the ballot box, it will be difficult for the president to continue with politics as usual.

"If Cristina Kirchner wants to save the situation, she can still achieve that," Doris Capurro, a political scientist with Ibarometro Institute told AFP. But for that she would need a government that focuses more on dialogue."

Often sporting masks to protect against the influenza A(H1N1) flu virus that has killed 26 people in the country, Argentines voted for half of the 247 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and a third of 72 Senate seats.

The opposition represents about 70 percent of the electorate, with some 30 percent for the Peronist Party.

But the opposition is split between right-leaning Peronists who have distanced themselves from the Kirchners, Social Democrats, Socialists and minority and leftist parties.

It was Nestor Kirchner, as the head of the ruling Peronist Party, who shepherded the nation through its recovery from the 2001 financial crisis.

He became renowned for overturning amnesty laws for military officers accused of torture and assassinations during the country's 1976-1983 "dirty war."

But the team now led by his wife, Cristina, has failed to live up to promises to reduce poverty and is losing steam.

Argentina, a nation of 40 million, once prided itself on having more in common with Europe than many of its troubled Latin American neighbors.

But now its problems include drug use in the slums, millions living in poverty and growing insecurity.

Agricultural workers have been angered by the government's decision to hike export taxes by 25 percent on soy beans, a top export.

In recent months, the president's popularity has dropped from 55 percent to less than 30 percent.

Nestor Kirchner governed Argentina from 2003 to 2007, with high world prices for Argentine exports leading the economy to nine percent annual growth and boosting his popularity and that of his wife, who took over in 2007.

Kirchner's husband recently warned skeptical voters of the risk of a return to the economic crisis of 2001. "It's a choice between a return to the past and the consolidation of a national project," he said.

Congressional candidate winner Francisco de Narváez stated on an early radio interview that "from today on I feel a more relaxed Argentina," adding that the elections turned out to be a huge democratic manifestation.

"From now on we must find the best way to transform Argentina."

The wealthy businessman also recognized that "I clearly understand that a portion of the votes we obtained represent the voters disagreement on the Kirchnerite administration more than a support to our party."

Asked whether he would run for president in 2011 and if there is a plan to make it legally possible -de Narváez was born in Colombia-, he said "That's not even an option, I do not have a presidential vocation."

De Narváez also made knocking comments on the ruling party candidate's future. When asked about whether testimonial candidate and Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli will take office as elected deputy, de Narváez declared: "he must make a choice, at this point I don't care whether he chooses to remain as head of the provincial government or swear in as deputy on December 10th. All I want is him to do one thing, but to do it right and not the way he's been doing things so far."

Gabriela Michetti declared she already established dialogue with radicals Vice-President Julio Cobos and elected deputy Alfonso Prat Gay to start "creating a work space."

Michetti also admitted she had been in contact with Fernando ‘Pino' Solanas, radical Gil Lavedra and UCR senator Ernesto Sanz.

"The idea is to show people that we are not going to wait until December 10 (the day the new Deputies will enter the Congress) to start working."

She added she was relieved by Néstor Kirchner's speech, admitting he lost. "I was afraid he would promise chaos and lack of governability, but he didn't," she told reporters.

The head of the PRO list for the mid-term elections in the city of Buenos Aires added that "it would have been better if (Néstor Kirchner) had also been more open during the campaign," referring to the former president repeating "it's us or chaos."

Regarding the city itself and Pino Solanas' list, which came in second after hers, she admitted that he "had done a great job. He also brings progressive ideas in the city." "I also think he represents anti-Kirchnerism in the capital," she declared.

"Alfonso (Prat Gay, whose list he was heading came third in the race) was the only candidate who called to congratulate me."

Kirchnerite candidate in the city, Carlos Heller, only raised 11% of the votes.

After midterm elections results
Shaken government drives sudden changes

Former President Néstor Kirchner announced he has quit the presidency of the Justicialist Party, in a message that was recorded in the Olivos presidential residency and was aired by the local media.

He added that he asked Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli to replace him and become the new chief of the party and that reiterated he lost against Dissident Peronist Francisco de Narváez only "by a bit." Scioli announced he will not assume the Lower House seat in December.

Honduras Military Coup

The Presidential Press Secretary of Honduras announced on radio Mel Zelaya was arrested in the early hours of Sunday June 28 by the honduran military for violating the Honduran laws and Constitution.Violating the Constitution is considered treason. The president of Hondura Manuel Zelaya violated the constitution for pretending to modify it. The Constitution states it is unmodifiable and any one attempting otherwise is considered a traitor.

Micheletti was sworn in at a ceremony inside the Congress building with cheers and chants from fellow legislators of "Honduras! Honduras!"
Outside of Congress, a group of about 150 people opposed to Zelaya's ouster stood well back from police lines and shook their fists, chanting "Out with the bourgeoisie!" and "Traitors!"

Within hours, Micheletti declared a nationwide, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for two days starting Sunday night. He told a news conference he had appointed a new foreign minister: lawyer and former Ambassador to the U.N. Enrique Ortez Colindres.

Micheletti insisted that he did not arrive at his new post "under the aegis of a coup d'etat."
"I have reached the presidency as the result of an absolutely legal transition process," he said.
He also defended the army, saying "the armed forces have complied with the constitution and the laws."
But he warned against outside interference after Chavez remarked that if Micheletti was appointed president, "We will overthrow him."
Micheletti acknowledged that he had not spoken to any Latin American heads of state, but said, "I'm sure that 80 to 90 percent of the Honduran population is happy with what happened today."

He also announced that Zelaya would be welcome to return to Honduras as a private citizen on one condition: "Without the support of Mr. Hugo Chavez, we would be happy to take him back with open arms," he said.
Zelaya's overthrow came hours before polls were to open on a constitutional referendum that he was pushing ahead even after the Supreme Court and the attorney general said it was illegal.

The constitution bars changes to some of its clauses, such as the ban on a president serving more than one term, they said.
Some businesses in the capital, Tegucigalpa, closed earlier this week amid the rising tension, and many speculated there would be a coup. Those who opposed the referendum warned against voting, fearing violence at the polls.
Countries throughout Latin America and the world condemned Zelaya's expulsion. Chavez said Venezuela "is at battle" and put his military on alert.
In Havana, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez vowed to work with allies to push for Zelaya's return to power. He said Cuban Ambassador Juan Carlos Hernandez was held briefly in Tegucigalpa after he and other foreign diplomats tried unsuccessfully to prevent soldiers from taking away Honduran Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas.
Chavez said troops in Honduras temporarily detained the Venezuelan and Cuban ambassadors and beat them.

President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Zelaya's arrest should be condemned.
"I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama's statement read.
For those conditions to be met, Zelaya must be returned to power, U.S. officials said.

Two senior Obama administration officials told reporters that U.S. diplomats are working to ensure Zelaya's safety as they press for restoration of constitutional law and his presidency.
One of the officials said that the U.S. has been in touch with Zelaya since he was brought to Costa Rica, and has been trying to communicate with members of the Honduran Congress to insist that the new power structure step down.

The officials said that the Obama administration in recent days had warned Honduran power players, including the armed forces, that the U.S. would not support a coup, but Honduran military leaders stopped taking their calls.
The officials briefed reporters by phone Sunday on condition of anonymity, under ground rules set by the State Department.

The Organization of American States approved a resolution Sunday demanding "the immediate, safe and unconditional return of the constitutional president, Manuel Zelaya."
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the coup and "urges the reinstatement of the democratically elected representatives of the country," said his spokeswoman, Michele Montas.

The Rio Group, which comprises 23 nations from the hemisphere, issued a statement condemning "the coup d'etat" and calling for Zelaya's "immediate and unconditional restoration to his duties."
Coups were common in Central America for four decades reaching back to the 1950s, but Sunday's ouster was the first military power grab in Latin America since a brief, failed 2002 coup against Chavez. It was the first in Central America since military officials forced President Jorge Serrano of Guatemala to step down in 1993 after he tried to dissolve Congress and suspend the constitution.
We thought that the long night of military dictatorships in Central America was over, said Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who sat beside Zelaya at a news conference.

Zelaya told the Venezuela-based Telesur network that he was awoken by gunshots and the shouts of his security guards, who he said resisted troops for at least 20 minutes. Still in his pajamas, he jumped out of bed and ducked behind an air conditioner to avoid the bullets, he said.
He said eight to 10 soldiers in masks escorted him onto an air force plane that took him to Costa Rica.

They kidnapped him like cowards, screamed Melissa Gaitan. Tears streamed down the face of the 21-year-old, who works at the government television station. We have to rally the people to defend our president.
Many union and farm groups supported Zelaya's push for the referendum — which he said was aimed at changing policies that have excluded the nearly three-quarters of Hondurans who live in poverty.
Every Latin American nation (besides Honduras), plus the United States, Spain, France, and others, have publicly condemned the forced removal of Zelaya as undemocratic and most have labelled it as a coup d'état. Amongst the many reactions, Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, has said that his nation would respond militarily if the Honduran military enters the Venezuelan embassy and that it would mean a "de-facto state of war".[31] President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo said that the coup participants belong in prison. Americas-based international organizations such as the Organization of American States, Mercosur, and the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas have also condemned the events. No nation has publicly declared support for the Honduran military's actions or for the new acting President Roberto Micheletti.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon "expresses his strong support for the country's democratic institutions and condemns the arrest today of the constitutional President of the Republic," a U.N. spokesman said in a statement.He (Ban Ki-moon) urges the reinstatement of the democratically elected representatives of the country and full respect for human rights, including safeguards for the security of President Zelaya, members of his family and his government. He calls on all Hondurans to engage peacefully and in the spirit of reconciliation to resolve their differences. The Secretary-General welcomes the prompt diplomatic efforts of the Organization of American States, whose Permanent Council is holding a special meeting this morning. The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance in overcoming this crisis. The U.N. General Assembly meets in emergency session Monday afternoon to debate the political crisis.
  • The Organization of American States has called for an emergency meeting. Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza called it a military coup.
  • The nine members of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, a mainly group established by Hugo Chavez, announced in a joint statement that they would not recognize any new government in Honduras.
  • Mercosur and Flag of Paraguay: President of Paraguay and current president pro tempore of Mercosur Fernando Lugo condemned the coup and said that no member state of Mercosur will recognize a Honduran government that is not led by Manuel Zelaya. Lugo also called for those behind the coup to be punished by serving prison sentences.
  • Flag of Europe: The European Union called on the Honduran military to release the president and restore constitutional order.
  • Flag of Argentina: Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said: "I'm deeply worried about the situation in Honduras. It reminds us of the worst years in Latin America's history. We will demand that the OAS (Organization of American States) fully comply with the democratic charter that requires unconditional respect for democracy and, above all, the restoration of the Honduran president. I do not hesitate to call this a return to barbarity. All countries of the continent and the entire international community should demand the return of the democratically elected president.
  • Flag of Bolivia: Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, condemned the military action. "To allow people to participate and decide the future of their country through their vote, it is not possible that some groups ignore this, including the military.
  • Flag of Brazil: Celso Amorim, the Brazilian Minister of External Relations issued a press release "strongly condemning the military action that resulted in the ousting of the President of Honduras," urging for his "immediate and unconditional return to power," and expressing "solidarity with the Honduran people.
  • Flag of Canada: Peter Kent, the Canadian Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), released the following statement: "Canada condemns the coup d'état that took place over the weekend in Honduras, and calls on all parties to show restraint and to seek a peaceful resolution to the present political crisis, which respects democratic norms and the rule of law, including the Honduran Constitution. Democratic governance is a central pillar of Canada's enhanced engagement in the Americas, and we are seriously concerned by what has transpired in Honduras.
  • Flag of Chile: The Chilean government also condemned the coup and referred to Zelaya as "legitimately elected by the people
  • Flag of Colombia: The Colombian government released a four point statement where they expressed profound concern by the break in constitutional order, rejected the removal by force of the democratically elected President Zelaya, called for the re-establishment of constitutional and legal order, and supported the actions of the OAS in its attempts to find democratic solutions for the crisis in Honduras.
  • Flag of Costa Rica: In a joint press conference with Manual Zelaya, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias condemned the coup and said that it "indicates that democracy in Latin America and its institutions are fragile and vulnerable". Arias also said that Zelaya was personally in "good condition" and that Costa Rica was offering Zelaya "all the courtesies that he deserves".
  • Flag of Cuba: The Cuban government condemned the coup d’état.
  • Flag of the Dominican Republic: "This coup d ' état represents a step backwards because it violates the Democratic Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS)", says Leonel Fernández, President of Dominican Republic.
  • Flag of Ecuador: Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador, said he would not recognize any new government in Honduras.
  • Flag of El Salvador: "(The Government of El Salvador) asks for the immediate restoration of the constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya", said Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes in a press conference. Funes also said that he had a telephone conversation with Zelaya, in which he expressed "solidarity" with the deposed Honduran president. The Salvadoran Minister of the Defense, David Munguía, said that the Salvadoran military will reinforce three border crossings between El Salvador and Honduras.
  • Flag of France: The French Foreign Ministry said in a statement: "France firmly condemns the coup that has just taken place in Honduras. The arrests and expulsions of diplomatic envoys are a grave breach of the Vienna convention. They are unacceptable. The constitutional order must be restored at the earliest opportunity. France calls on all parties to act with respect for the principles and values of democracy.
  • Flag of Guatemala: Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom said in a press conference that Guatemala "recognizes President Zelaya as the democratically chosen president". Colom said that he will discuss with fellow Central American presidents in Managua about how to restore democracy in Honduras.
  • Flag of Mexico: The Mexican government condemned the arrest and forced exile of Zelaya to Costa Rica.
  • Flag of Nicaragua: President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega invited Zelaya to come to Nicaragua and attend the Central American Integration System presidents' meeting. "Come here. We are not going to recognize any spurious, coup government that installs itself in Honduras. We will not recognize it," Ortega said.
  • Flag of Norway: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have condemned the coup.
  • Flag of Panama: The Panamanian government condemned the coup.
  • Flag of Peru: José García Belaúnde, the Foreign Minister of Peru, said that his government "strongly condemns" the coup and will push for the re-establishment of democracy in Honduras.
  • Flag of Spain: A spokesperson for Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero released the following statement: "The head of the government expressed his strongest condemnation for the illegal detention and expulsion of the constitutional president of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya. The solution to any dispute must always be found through dialogue and respect for democratic rules. There is not, neither can there ever be, a solution to the Honduran crisis outside the country's constitutional framework.
  • Flag of the United Kingdom: Chris Bryant, the British Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, said: "The UK condemns the expulsion of President Zelaya and calls for the restoration of democratic, constitutional government in Honduras. We support the Organisation of American States' call supporting the rule of law and are deeply concerned about the deployment of military personnel onto the streets of Tegucigalpa.
  • Flag of the United States: United States recognizes ousted President Manuel Zelaya as the only constitutional president of Honduras[58] President Barack Obama is said to be "deeply concerned" about the developments in Honduras. He called on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.[5][59] In a written statement, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "The action taken against Honduran President Mel Zelaya violates the precepts of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and thus should be condemned by all.
  • Flag of Uruguay: Vice President of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa condemned the coup and called for the re-establishment of democratic order in Honduras.
Flag of Venezuela: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that the coup called for Obama to speak out because the US "has a lot to do" with what happens in Honduras. A few hours later, Chavez put his military on alert and said he would do everything necessary to abort the coup in Honduras if anything were to happen to its embassy. He also warned that if a new government was sworn in he would "bring them down"

Declarations have used the word. Article 239 of Honduran Constitution, which forbids any former chief executive from being re-elected President, states that any citizen (including the president) who proposes reforming this law, and any others who support such a person directly or indirectly, are to immediately "cease carrying out" any public charge. There is, however, no constitutional process for impeachment or removal of a president.

The military claims to have been acting under the instruction of the Supreme Court of Justice, and their actions were ratified afterwards by both the court and the Liberal-majority National Congress. Zelaya is a member of the Liberal party. The National Congress named and ratified Roberto Micheletti, the next person in line for the presidency, within hours. The 3 state powers (Legislative, Judicial and Executive) are meant to act as checks and balances of each other, with the constitution being the basic law.

Also, a document sent to Congress purports to be a resignation from President Manuel Zelaya. President Zelaya denies quitting and the authenticity of this document. The succession, however, is based on Congress having removed him from office, not simply on his own alleged resignation.

The OEA is the only organization could interfere and avoid this unfair situation that all America is against to this actions.,and the OEA is calling to an urgent assembly for find a solution

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Michael Jackson means THE BEAT , whoever , wherever someone can listen his songs ,being or not a his fan or like his style of music, could never deny to admitt HE MADE HISTORY IN THE MUSIC WORLD, is a real Legend , when he combined Music, lyrics, style, coreography, dance, video production in a massive way and make it to be understood by all the whole world with no differences in languages and cultures HE WAS MICHAEL FOR EVERYONE

There is not place could not be recognize he could get so far as he also hadnt a dimension of what he did , it is very hard for anyone understand how life of a celebrity could be , we dont look that side cause nothing has the veracity that should have but there are many contradictions being the KING OF THE MUSIC, he could get so down with a disease that was cruel and with a financial situation caused by bad management , associations who used and abused him, it was true that he was almost broken and he has to perform the concerts to save his situation , in the conditions of health he was , he was a victim once more of the fame and also extravangaces and eccentric habits but there are no doubts this what make him happy to do concerts , he was extremely encourage and compromised with this new appearance , but health dont let him get through,

There are two sides in this article what and who was Michael Jackson was as an artist and person? and why he died , what are the reasons of the drugs he should take for his pain? here is one point of reflexion, about medicine on celebrities , how are doctors with this kind of celebreties ? why they cant be audtited for prescription , how far the power of money and or fame could ruin the ethics , there are many examples as :

Marilyn Monroe died at 36 from an overdose of sleeping pills in August 1962. She had been under a doctor's care at the time.

Elvis Presley, who died in 1977 at 42, was known to travel with George Nichopoulos, a former physician who overprescribed drugs to clients. Nichopoulos lost his medical license but was acquitted of criminal charges related to Elvis' death.

Deepak Chopra, a longtime friend of Michael Jackson and a licensed medical doctor, said he first became concerned about the pop star's prescription drug use in 2005, when Jackson visited him shortly after his trial on sex abuse allegations.

Chopra said Jackson asked him to prescribe painkillers and already had a bottle of Oxycontin.

I was kind of a bit alarmed. I said, Why are you taking that. You don't need that,' and then I started to probe a little further, and after I grilled him a little bit, he admitted he was getting them from a bunch of doctors, Chopra said.

Chopra said he refused to prescribe the medicine, but over the next four years the nanny of Jackson's children would periodically call to say that a parade of doctors was coming to his homes in Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City.

She told Chopra she felt they were overmedicating him, and one time she even tried to stage an intervention with Chopra's help, he said.

Each time, Jackson would discover the nanny's calls and then shut himself off from Chopra to avoid discussing the issue, he said.

Deepak Chopra persoual adviser, said he last talked to Jackson directly about his drug use about six months ago and spoke with him on the phone about two weeks before his death.

But they did not discuss drug use on that call, and Chopra said in his final months, Jackson seemed much healthier and excited about his upcoming concerts in London.

This is a strange addiction. You cannot get these pills or injections unless a physician prescribes them, and he had this bunch of enabling doctors who were in a sense criminals. And they get away with it half the time — and I hope they don't this time, he said.

It's become a culture with celebrity doctors who in one sense get a sense of importance by hanging around with celebrities.

Now, as police investigate Michael Jackson's sudden death, questions are swirling around the King of Pop's personal cardiologist and his actions in the superstar's final days.

The cardiologist has hired a Houston-based law firm and on Saturday, an attorney there said he was cooperating.

Dr. Murray has never left L.A. since Mr. Jackson's death, and he remains there. Investigators have indicated Dr. Murray is considered a witness and is not in any way a target of any kind, William M. Stradley told The Associated Press. He said his colleague was meeting with investigators on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the singer's family wants a private autopsy because of unanswered questions about how he died and about Murray.

And Jackson's longtime friend Deepak Chopra said he's been concerned since 2005 that physicians were overmedicating the singer.

The suspicions of Jackson's friends and family fit into a long-standing pattern of celebrity doctors becoming entangled in death investigations involving prescription drugs.

Allure of the celebrity lifestyle
Doctors can become enchanted by the glamour of the celebrity lifestyle and may find it hard to refuse potent painkillers for their clients because of their wealth and power.

It's a big issue with people who are used to getting what they want. And if someone says no, they can pay someone else to get what they want, said Karen Sternheimer, a sociologist at the University of Southern California who is writing a book on social problems and celebrity culture.

Some of these people might not be the most successful doctors, so the money will also buy their complicity in fueling a drug habit, said Albright, who was speaking generally and not specifically about Murray.

Records reveal years of financial troubles for Murray, a 1989 graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville who practices medicine in California, Nevada and Texas.

Over the last 18 months, Murray's Nevada medical practice, Global Cardiovascular Associates, has been slapped with more than $400,000 in court judgments: $228,000 to Citicorp Vendor Finance Inc $71,000 to an education loan company and $135,000 to a leasing company. He faces at least two other pending cases.

Court records show Murray was hit last December with a nearly $3,700 judgment for failure to pay child support in San Diego, and had his wages garnished the same month for almost $1,500 by a credit card company. Another credit card claim for more than $1,100 filed in April remains open.

He also owes $940 in fines and penalties for driving with an expired license plate and for not having proof of insurance in 2000.

The physician is not immune to that heady feeling of being in a celebrity's inner circle.

In other instances, the doctors themselves may have questionable pasts or significant debts, and caring for a celebrity allows them to make large amounts of money, said Julie Albright, a sociologist at the University of Southern California.

So the big question why the health of Michael Jackson could be so vulnerable to this kind of RISK?


Michael Jackson had a level of hero worship on a par with Elvis Presley or the Beatles but he was the first black star to inspire such a massive following around the world.

Total worldwide sales of more than 350 million records over his 40-year career give just a hint of the adoration there was for the King of Pop The fact that his death came on the eve of a comeback tour in London will leave his devotees feeling even more bereft.

While his career and wealth had waned greatly in recent years, there was still enough support for the concerts to sell out at a rate of nearly 40,000 an hour. Fans from as far afield as Japan, Germany and Dubai queued to buy their tickets.

Steve Greenberg, founder and CEO of S-Curve Records, was a disc jockey in Tel Aviv, Israel, when Thriller first dropped and witnessed first-hand how Jackson became an international icon.

His was a global appeal, Greenberg said, among fans and artists worldwide.He was as big in the Middle East and Southeast Asia as he was in America and Europe," Greenberg said. He had that universality that not many people had. The Beatles had it, Muhammad Ali had it, but not many other people have had it.

Jackson was known for far more than his music though. Speaking after his death in Los Angeles was announced, U.S. civil rights campaigner Rev. Al Sharpton paid tribute to the work of a trailblazer in helping people around the world through his charities. How will you remember Michael Jackson?

Sharpton added that the song Jackson co-wrote with Lionel Richie, We Are the World, a 1985 charity single that raised an estimated $50 million for famine relief in Africa, ushered in Live Aid and the era of celebrity philanthropy.

Jackson was the supreme showman who had an unrivalled knack of grabbing headlines. From his precocious abilities as the 11-year-old singer in the Jackson 5 to his legendary moon-walk dance, the star craved attention, and was rarely disappointed.

But in the years after his colossal 1982 hit album "Thriller" and its 1987 follow-up "Bad, much of the focus did not cast him in a good light.

In 1996 the lead singer of Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, caused a furor at the Brit Awards in London when he invaded the stage during Jackson's performance of Earth Song in protest at the way Michael Jackson sees himself as some kind of Christ-like figure with the power of healing."

In the 2005 trial conducted in the glare of the world's media spotlight, Jackson was cleared of child molestation charges. Following the trial, Jackson's finances took a hit and he was forced to sell his Neverland ranch in California.

He later kept a low profile in the United States and spent time in Britain, where his friends included psychic spoonbender Uri Geller and Harrod's owner Mohamed Al Fayed, and also in Bahrain.

But in November last year, Jackson was sued by an Arab sheikh at the High Court in London for $7.7 million. They parted "amicably" after agreeing a settlement.

Jackson had been invited with his children and entourage to Bahrain by the king's son, Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who lavished money on Jackson and built a recording studio, which he believed would be used to record albums by Jackson using material the sheikh had helped to write.

But Jackson insisted there was no valid agreement and that the sheikh's case was based on mistake, misrepresentation and undue influence. He said sums of money paid out by the sheikh were gifts

As fans around the world mourn it is likely Michael Jackson will be remembered as a musical hero -- but also a man with human flaws
Michael Jackson knew exactly how his fate would be played out and feared his death would echo that of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley wrote in an online blog posted Friday morning.

Presley the daughter of Elvis, the King of Rock and the ex-wife of Jackson, the King of Pop, wrote on her MySpace page that she wanted "to say now what I have never said before because I want the truth out there for once. Her publicist confirmed Presley wrote the blog.

She said her short marriage to Jackson from May 1994 until January 1996 was not 'a sham' as is being reported in the press," but she divorced him because she was in over my head in trying to save Jackson "from the inevitable, which is what has just happened."

Jackson talked with her about his death during a deep conversation14 years ago about "the circumstances of my father's death."
I wanted to 'save him'," she wrote. "I wanted to save him from the inevitable, which is what has just happened."

"The hardest decision I have ever had to make, which was to walk away and let his fate have him, even though I desperately loved him and tried to stop or reverse it somehow," Presley wrote.

Their marriage, which some suggested was only to help Jackson's image, was real, she said.

It was an unusual relationship, yes, where two unusual people who did not live or know a 'normal life' found a connection, perhaps with some suspect timing on his part," she wrote.Nonetheless, I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much.

Presley called Jackson "an incredibly dynamic force and power that was not to be underestimated.

When he used it for something good, it was the best and when he used it for something bad, It was really, REALLY bad, she wrote.

Presley's blog entry ended with a thank you to those who would read it.

I really needed to say this right now, thanks for listening.

Presley's blog can be found online at

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