Latest on Guinea-Bissau coup

A Google-translated (from Portuguese) version of the Guinea-Bissau blog http://ditaduradoconsenso.blogspot.com/. Here is a play-by-play of the events from tonight:

Thursday, April 12, 2012
LAST-MINUTE EXCLUSIVE: Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Jr. and candidate, spoke to someone at the moment when the troops surrounded the residence. “I’m home and I know who came to attack me,” said his interlocutor. However, until now, Bissau remainscalm and no shots, but do not know the whereabouts of Carlos Gomes Jr., or thePresident of the Republic, Raimundo Pereira, but they heard shots coming from theHigh Bandim. The military continues in the streets, and travel in vans with the flashturned on. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 23:23
LAST MINUTE: The Embassy of Portugal is surrounded by military. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:36

LAST MINUTE: For nearly an hour that do not register gunfire in Bissau. One of two things: that the attack was repulsed, and was consummated. On which side? Who knows … AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:21
LAST MINUTE: They say the woman who just died, was the sister of Juvenal Cabral of Guinea-Bissau television. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:19
LAST MINUTE: Sadness. A woman has just died in the hospital emergency door ‘Simon Mendes’. Complained of pains moments earlier. He died still inside the taxi that carried.AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:16
LAST MINUTE: The Customs building is on fire. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:04
LAST MINUTE: electricity was cut in national hodpital 'Simon Mendes’. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 22:00
LAST HORAa: I just returned on foot to the hospital 'Simon Mendes’. For now, no wounded or dead register. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 21:49
TELEX: It has been resistance to the residence of Carlos Gomes Jr., for shots when they hear the answer on this side. Shoot and then it subsides. Rectify the shot and shoot again. Bissau is darker, and there has been some movement of the population. I’m trying to get to a site … AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 21:15
It pains me to see women and children running around aimlessly through the dark streets of Bissau. Cry, gesticulate, call the children. Are disconsolate. Who acode? AAS.
Posted by António Aly Silva at 21:12
LAST MINUTE: Another burst of AK-47 at the residence of the candidate Carlos Gomes Jr. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 21:06
LAST MINUTE: Estate of Carlos Gomes Jr., has been hit with grenade rounds. We hear shots from AK-47, and the headquarters of the PAIGC was also taken by the military.AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 21:03
LAST MINUTE: According to information gathered by the DC, the candidate Carlos Gomes Jr., is rather 'safe’. For now, do not hear gunfire in Bissau. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:50
LAST MINUTE: I was 'caught’ just by a military armed with AK-47, on the streets of Angola (where I live) and I saw the writing on the iPad. He told me 'what are you doing here, and with this in the hand. You’ll have problems. Come on, “he said. I replied saying that he lived 'already there’, but not worth anything. After a good meter and Kalashnikov pointed in my direction, I gained courage … and a note of 10,000 changed hands and I regained my freedom. We witness a neighbor, Mr.. L, and a friend. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:43
LAST MINUTE: More a mortar fired from the residence of the candidate Carlos Gomes Jr., followed by firing AK-47. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:40
LAST MINUTE: No radio works in Bissau. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:33
LAST MINUTE: There are shots of small arms on top Bandim. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:29
LAST MINUTE: There are shots of intimidation at the residence of Carlos Gomes Jr, and the last mortar shell was fired from his residence. For the first time you hear ambulance sirens. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:22
LAST MINUTE: More shots burst of AK-47. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:18
LAST MINUTE: Fired up over a mortar. And we hear rhythmic shots of AK 47. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:14
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:14
LAST TIME: The firing ceased. No one knows the whereabouts of Carlos Gomes Jr. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:09
LAST TIME: The firing ceased. No one knows the whereabouts of Carlos Gomes Jr. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:09
Now gunshots are fired AK 47
Posted by António Aly Silva at 20:02
LAST MINUTE: There are shots of heavy weapons in Bissau. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:58
LAST MINUTE: Military leave no passing pedestrians on the street where you live Carlos Gomes Jr. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:49
LAST MINUTE: Military end to cut part of the street where you live PAIGC candidate, Carlos Gomes Jr. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:48
LAST MINUTE: One thing seems certain: this night and the dawn that is coming, promise! AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:44
LAST MINUTE: A lot of people to flee, while racing in the city of Bissau, but still nobody knows what is going on. There are unconfirmed reports that the national radio station was closed. AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:43
LAST MINUTE: Dozens of soldiers have just been landed at the residence of the candidate Carlos Gomes Jr. (front and rear), and also in the delegation of ECOWAS.AAS
Posted by António Aly Silva at 19:41