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     Conteris is in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras, where Honduran 
President Manuel Zelaya has taken refuge.
     Conteris is the director of the Program on the Americas for 
Nonviolence International. He worked as a human rights advocate in 
Honduras from 1994 to 1999 and is a co-producer of "Hidden in Plain 
Sight," a documentary film about U.S. policy in Latin America and the 
School of the Americas. He also works at Democracy Now! en Español. He 
was on Democracy Now! today: .

     Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda is a research fellow at Pomona College 
and is originally from Honduras.

     Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy 
Research, which just released a statement on the situation in Honduras 
titled "Agreement to Restore Zelaya, if Honored, Will Be a Victory for 
Democracy in the Hemisphere."

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167