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Anti-American Amigos August 17, 2009

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Hugo Chávez took a break last week from lobbying Washington on behalf of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to travel to Quito, Ecuador, for a meeting of South American heads of state.

There he launched a virulent assault on the U.S. military, reiterated his commitment to spreading revolution in the region, and threatened the continent with war. Mr. Zelaya was by his side.

The Venezuelan’s tirade against the U.S. and its ally Colombia raised the question yet again of what the U.S. could possibly be thinking in pushing Honduras to reinstate Mr. Zelaya. He was removed from office by the Honduran Congress in June because he violated the country’s constitution and willfully incited mob violence.

But that’s not the only thing that made him unpopular at home. He also had become an important ally of Mr. Chávez and was quite obviously being coached to copy the Chávez

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power grab in Venezuela by undermining Honduras’s institutional checks and balances.

If Honduras has been able to neutralize Mr. Chávez, it’s something to celebrate. A Chávez-style takeover of institutions in Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua has quashed political pluralism, free speech and minority rights in those countries. There is now a heavy presence of Cuban state intelligence throughout the Venezuelan empire. Mr. Zelaya literally has become a fellow traveler of Mr. Chávez, leaving no doubts about the course he would put Honduras on if given the chance.

via Mary O’Grady: The U.S. Should Not Help Chavez Advance an Anti-American Agenda – WSJ.com.

Zelayistas provoke chaos in Tegucigalpa August 15, 2009

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La Gringa’s Blogcito

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Two gang members involved in burning the bus were arrested.

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The curfew has been reinstated in Tegucigalpa, of course. The hours of curfew are from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in order to protect the tranquility, life, and property of citizens.

How nice. The Zelayistas were led by former first lady Xiomara Castro and her daughter Hortensia. If they aren’t speaking out as leaders strongly against this senseless violence and vandalism, we have to assume that they approve of it.

The first lady has stayed in the US Ambassador’s house. Members of the violent Frente Nacional de Resistencia group met with the US Ambassador Hugo Llorens over the weekend, though reportedly the Ambassador will not meet with members of the government.


A El Heraldo employee was pulled off his motorcycle, beaten, and his face was painted with “golpista” (coupster).


So, once again, I have to ask: Are these criminals the ones that Honduras should bend to? Are these poor misunderstood delinquents the ones who the human rights people should be worried about or all of the poor people who just want to go about their life, earning a living, going to school, without worrying about being attacked or having their means of earning a living destroyed.

Open your eyes, world. Honduras is being held hostage by terrorists.

via La Gringa’s Blogicito: Zelayistas provoke chaos in Tegucigalpa.

U.S. appears to soften support for Honduras’s Zelaya | International | Reuters August 5, 2009

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. policy on Honduras’ political crisis is not aimed at supporting any particular individual, the State Department said in a new letter that implied softening support for ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

The letter to Republican Senator Richard Lugar contained criticism of Zelaya, saying the left-leaning former leader had taken “provocative” actions ahead of his removal by the Honduran military on June 28.

The State Department also indicated severe U.S. economic sanctions were not being considered against the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti, which took over in Honduras after Zelaya removed from office.

“Our policy and strategy for engagement is not based on supporting any particular politician or individual. Rather, it is based on finding a resolution that best serves the Honduran people and their democratic aspirations,” Richard Verma, the assistant secretary for legislative affairs, said in the letter.

“We have rejected calls for crippling economic sanctions and made clear that all states should seek to facilitate a solution without calls for violence and with respect for the principle of nonintervention,” he said. The letter was dated Tuesday and obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

via U.S. appears to soften support for Honduras’s Zelaya | International | Reuters.

Mexico: PARA EL MAESTRO GRANADOS CHAPA August 5, 2009

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Estimado Maestro Granados Chapa,

Como fiel radioescucha y admirador de su labor periodistica, quisiera aclarar unos puntos sobre la situación actual en Honduras y su Presidente Zelaya. Me avala que mi esposa y su familia son todos catrachos que residen en Tegucigalpa (salvo mi esposa, claro esta).
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La prensa internacional se ha empeñado en llamar  la expulsión del P. Zelaya un “golpe de estado”, a la par que las naciones reclaman un” regreso a la democracia”. Esto produce estupefacción en la inmensa mayoría de los ciudadanos hondureños, ya que el ejército actuó sobre el mandato del Congreso (elegido democraticamente) para impedir un acto considerado ilegal por la Constitución de ese país. El ejército no actuó de manera autónoma, suplantando al jefe de gobierno con un miembro u aliado de sus fuerzas, no se sustituyeron las instituciones ni Ley civiles por la castrense, como ocurre en un golpe de estado.

El sentimiento de la mayoría de los Hondureños vive un momento de solidaridad por la sensación de que se logró, a través de sus instituciones democráticas, impedir un acto ilegal. El sentimiento nacionalista se refuerza ante la -absurda ante sus ojos- postura encontrada de los medios y líderes de otras naciones en un asunto que es claramente interno. La gente que se ve protestando en los medios masivos son un puñado de simpatizantes (muchos de ellos reciben una compensación económica, proveniente de $60 millones de dólares que el Secretario de Hacienda de ese país destinó por orden de Zelaya a actos de propaganda – el Secretario esta siendo investigado).Honduras: Military coup by benedicte desrus.
Recordemos que el P. Zelaya buscaba modificar la Constitución buscando su reelección en los próximos comicios de noviembre 2009. Perdió el apoyo de la mayorá de la población (apenas 50% de apobación en sus acciones), de su propio partido, del Congreso y aún mas de la Suprema Corte de Justicia, asi como de las Fuerzas Armadas cuando destituyó al Secretario de Defensa por oponerse a distribuir el material electoral (proveniente de Venezuela!).

Resulta incomprensible también el acto de entregar las llaves de la Cd de México al Presidente Zelaya por parte de Marcelo Ebrard. Que ha hecho al Presidente Zelaya para México, o la humanidad, para recibir tan ilustre reconocimiento? O es la necesidad protagónica de nuestro jefe de gobierno?
A veces los actos ocurridos en otros países se juzgan de manera diversa a semejantes sucesos si ocurrieran en nuestro medio cotidinano.
Sugiero el siguiente ejercicio: aplicar a nuestro México lo acontecido enHonduras…

El Presidente Felipe Calderón, buscando su reelección, decide hacer un plebiscito, ya que el Congreso de la Unión y la Suprema Corte de Justicia le impidieron reformar el artículo correspondiente en la Constitución de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Empero el desapruebo del PAN, sigue harangando a un puñado de seguidores y le ordena al Secretario de la Defensa Gral. Galván para que distribuya el material electoral (urnas y boletas) proveniente de EEUU. Al rechazar el Gral Galván, el Presidente Calderón lo destituye, y ordena al Ejército acatar sus ordenes como jefe Supremo de las Fuerzas Armadas. El Congreso de la Unión se reúne de manera extraordinaria y decide impedir tal acto, ordenando la expulsión de Felipe Calderón de México. Calderón viaja a EEUU, Canadá y otros países, en un jet que le prestó Barack Obama, y promete regresar a México. En un acto mediático, se asoma al puente fronterizo de Tijuana frnte a sus simpatizantes, cruzando la frontera a pie mientras hablaba por celular. El acto no culminó y se retiró. Hillary Clintón le prometió acompañarlo de regreso a México, pero se colocaron vehículos en el aeropuerto Internacional de México para evitar su aterrizaje.
Otro acto mediático con su esposa que permaneció en México (aunque todo mundo sabe de su novia, una actriz)Tras visitar variospaíses, es recibido Calderón ´por el Primer Ministro de Canadá, recibiendo la llaves de la Ciudad de Ottawa por parte de su alcalde, frente a un grupo de mexicanos y canadienses que vociferan en pro de la restitución del Presidente Calderón.
QUE TAL??

Seguramente si la Ley hondureña previera un tipo de juicio político (como el “impeachment” o impedimento en EEUU) no hubiera sido necesario tal acto desafortunado de elección. Seguramente existieron buenas razones para optar por su expulsión y no arresto (la ley quizás no lo prevea, posibles enfrentamientos sangrientos), lo que desencadenó la oleada de condenas. Esmuy dudoso el papel de los medios, ya que solo aparece una cara de la moneda. Bueno, sabemos que los escándalos se venden mejor que las buenas noticias.

Con todo cariño,
Dr Eric Hazan
Tlalpan, Mexico

En Honduras detuvimos plan de Chávez August 5, 2009

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Un general aseguró este martes que con la expulsión el 28 de junio del presidente Manuel Zelaya se detuvo en Honduras el plan expansionista “disfrazado de democracia” que Venezuela pretendía llevar hasta Estados Unidos.

“Honduras, la sociedad hondureña y sus fuerzas armadas, pararon ese plan expansionista de un líder sudamericano de llevar al corazón de Estados Unidos un socialismo disfrazado de democracia”, dijo el comandante del Ejército, general Miguel Angel García, sin mencionar al presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez.

via Militares: En Honduras detuvimos plan de Chávez | Ultima Hora Online.

Zelaya Promotes Violence August 5, 2009

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MANAGUA, Aug. 3 Xinhua — The opposition mayors from a Nicaraguan province bordering Honduras on Monday demanded the expulsion of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from the country, saying he caused social and commercial instability in the region.

The mayors from Nueva Segovia province belong to the Constitutionalist Liberal Party, headed by former Nicaraguan President Arnoldo Aleman, who also urged Zelaya’s departure. They said Zelaya’s so-called Pacific Resistance Army has been infiltrated by gangsters who are causing social insecurity in the area. These gang members blocked the trade transit and robbed residents there. “There is not any kind of control of the people who enter Nicaraguan territory by blind points.

The authorities do not request them any kind of identification,” added the mayors. The mayors called on the authorities to take measures to restore order in the border area. Reports from Nicaragua’s Capital of Managua said Zelaya left Ocotal, 26km to the border with Honduras, for Managua on Saturday and intended to go to Mexico from there. Meanwhile, hundreds of his followers remained in Ocotal, waiting for Zalaya’s instructions to return to Honduras.

Micheletti aclara que Zelaya “nunca” retomará el poder si sigue promoviendo la violencia con Chávez y Ortega – Yahoo! Noticias August 4, 2009

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“Mientras se empeñe en traer violencia, baño de sangre y muerte al pueblo hondureño no podrá volver, y mientras el señor Ortega y Hugo Chávez violen la carta de las Naciones Unidas, la carta de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA)”, tampoco podrá regresar, señala un comunicado divulgado este lunes por la Casa Presidencial.

Crisis política en Hondurasvia Honduras: Micheletti aclara que Zelaya “nunca” retomará el poder si sigue promoviendo la violencia con Chávez y Ortega – Yahoo! Noticias.

Fighting for Freedom! Never a coup August 4, 2009

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Congressman Connie Mack, center, greets children at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County during a tour of the facility in Naples on August 3, 2009. Greg Kahn/Staff

NAPLES — Calling Honduras the “epicenter in the fight for freedom in Latin America,” Congressman Connie Mack said Monday that the U.S. gov ernment was on the wrong side of the issue of who should rule Honduras.

via PHOTOS: Mack speaks on Honduras coup during visit to Boys & Girls club » Naples Daily News.

The bravest country in the world August 4, 2009

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All of this is an astounding demonstration of how pro-Communist and anti-freedom much of the world has become. It’s not just Zero.

It’s also a demonstration of how intimidated anti-Communist leaders have become. You would think that Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe, Panama’s Ricardo Martinelli, and Peru’s Alan Garcia would be standing shoulder to shoulder with Roberto Micheletti in Tegucigalpa’s Morazan Square.

Joining them in support would be all members of the Supreme Court, virtually all members of the National Congress, all major Honduran business leaders, and vast numbers of Hondurans who want freedom not Chavez-style dictatorship.

via The Adventures of Hannah & Charlie: The bravest country in the world.

non-coup – Zelaya broke many laws! August 3, 2009

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Zelaya had the ballots printed in Venezuela, but these were impounded by customs when they were brought back to Honduras. On June 25 — three days before he was ousted — Zelaya personally gathered a group of “supporters” and led it to seize the ballots, restating his intent to conduct the “survey” on June 28. That was the breaking point for the attorney general, who immediately sought a warrant from the Supreme Court for Zelaya’s arrest on charges of treason, abuse of authority and other crimes. In response, the court ordered Zelaya’s arrest by the country’s army, which under Article 272 must enforce compliance with the Constitution, particularly with respect to presidential succession. The military executed the court’s order on the morning of the proposed survey.

It would seem from this that Zelaya’s arrest by the military was legal, and rather well justified to boot. But, unfortunately, the tale did not end there. Rather than taking Zelaya to jail and then to court to face charges, the military shipped him off to Costa Rica. No one has yet explained persuasively why summarily sending Zelaya into exile in this manner was legal, and it most likely wasn’t.

This illegality may entitle Zelaya to return to Honduras. But does it require that he be returned to power?

No. As noted, Article 239 states clearly that one who behaves as Zelaya did in attempting to change presidential succession ceases immediately to be president. If there were any doubt on that score, the Congress removed it by convening immediately after Zelaya’s arrest, condemning his illegal conduct and overwhelmingly voting (122 to 6) to remove him from office. The Congress is led by Zelaya’s own Liberal Party (although it is true that Zelaya and his party have grown apart as he has moved left). Because Zelaya’s vice president had earlier quit to run in the November elections, the next person in the line of succession was Micheletti, the Liberal leader of Congress. He was named to complete the remaining months of Zelaya’s term.

via Honduras’ non-coup – Los Angeles Times.