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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
By United Press International

Honduras military under spotlight over abuses

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, June 28 (UPI) -- Honduran military and other security forces are under a spotlight after a renewed round of condemnation of human rights abuses allegedly committed during the five months after a June 2009 coup that toppled President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Honduras moves toward end to isolation

TEGUCIGALPLA, Honduras, June 9 (UPI) -- Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Wednesday pinned hopes on an end to diplomatic and political isolation that began with the ouster of Manuel Zelaya as constitutional president and continued through Lobo's controversial election last year.

Honduras sees slow buildup to endorsement of election

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, April 30 (UPI) -- Honduras is receiving a gradual endorsement of the election that brought Porfirio Lobo to power as successor to ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya and his nemesis Roberto Micheletti.
Honduras stability in doubt amid vote row

Honduras stability in doubt amid vote row

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The political stability of Honduras appears in doubt amid continuing disagreements over the follow-up to November presidential elections and U.S. pleas for a truth commission to investigate those responsible for the June event that triggered the crisis.

Honduras mulls amnesty for activists

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Honduran President-elect Porfirio Lobo is actively considering a general amnesty for all political activists involved in the June 28 takeover that toppled Jose Manuel Zelaya and triggered an international crisis over the legitimacy of the de facto government that succeeded Zelaya.

Zelaya's future in balance after 'no' vote

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya faces an uncertain future after a Congress vote ruled out his reinstatement for the period before president-elect Porfirio Lobo is sworn in for a term starting in January.

No end in sight for Honduran election row

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Bickering over the aftermath of Honduran presidential elections blighted the political scene Wednesday as opponents of President-elect Porfirio Lobo declared they would not accept his election as legitimate.

Lobo elected president in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo, a conservative businessman, appeared on his way to an easy victory Sunday night in the Honduras presidential election.
Honduran leader says he'll step down

Honduran leader says he'll step down

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tension remained high Friday as the unusual presidential election drew near in Honduras.

Group backs disputed Honduran president

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A world federation of political parties says it backs the president of Honduras even though most of the international community does not recognize his status.

Honduran Supreme Court mulls compromise to reinstate Zelaya

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The Honduran Supreme Court is considering ways to extricate the country from the crisis over the Nov. 29 presidential election, which is most likely to be declared invalid unless ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya is reinstated before the vote.

U.S. pushing for Honduras election breakthrough

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The United States led a high-powered diplomatic effort in Honduras Wednesday, aiming to secure a breakthrough in the talks between the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti and supporters of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Zelaya pulls out of Honduras unity deal

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says he has pulled out of a deal struck to end the country's political crisis.
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Roberto Micheletti Baín (born 13 August 1943) is a former de facto president of Honduras who served as a result of the 2009 coup d'etat. The Honduran military was ordered by the Supreme Court to forcefully detain President Manuel Zelaya once the Court determined he was violating the Honduran constitution; Zelaya was exiled rather than arrested. Micheletti, constitutionally next in line for the presidency, was sworn in as president by the National Congress a few hours after Zelaya was sent into exile by the Honduran military. He wasn't acknowledged as de jure president by any government or international organization. Before serving as President, Micheletti was the President of Honduras' National Congress. A deputy in Congress since 1982, Micheletti is a member of the Liberal Party of Honduras.

Born in El Progreso, Yoro Department, Micheletti was the eighth of nine siblings (6 boys, 3 girls). Micheletti's father was Humberto Micheletti Della Bergafea, who immigrated from the Bergamo province of Lombardy, Italy. His mother was Donatella Bain Moya, also born in El Progreso.

He is married to Siomara Girón and they have 3 children.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roberto Micheletti."
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