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Sen. Dimint (R-SC) supports the coup in Honduras
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Sam the Eagle



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, I have some passing knowledge on constitutional laws, that was mandatory course. And the first thing taught is that constitutional law is different country to country. I sense much ass speaking on that one... Unless of course you're a specialist on Honduran constitutional law, I'd only accept that with linked proof of course.


The link gave also the day by day account of events, go read it.

You seem bent on trying to pin me as defender of one side against the virtuous one. Where did you go that skewed notion? (meaning: if that's chemically induced, be so kind as to share)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've talked to Dick Emanuelsson, who has some 40 years experience of latin america as a journalist (writing for several of the main swedish papers and usually being quoted as an expert)and the last 4-5 years of them in Honduras. http://dickema24.blogspot.com/

And saying Zelayas was "ousted for doing something patently undemocratic" is not taking sides, since when? Please. At least be honest about where you stand.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I talked about Chile but it seems Brazil is an even better comparison: Rerun in Honduras: Coup pretext recycled from Brazil ’64
And yes this from a pro-Zelayas webpage. It does not make their sources and quotes less true.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYT wrote:
Deal Reached in Honduras to Restore Ousted President
By ELISABETH MALKIN
Published: October 30, 2009

MEXICO CITY — A lingering political crisis in Honduras seemed to be nearing an end on Friday after the de facto government agreed to a deal, pending legislative approval, that would allow Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president, to return to office.

Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya surrounded by his supporters, smiles at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Friday.

The government of Roberto Micheletti, which had refused to let Mr. Zelaya return, signed an agreement with Mr. Zelaya’s negotiators late Thursday that would pave the way for the Honduran Congress to restore the ousted president and allow him to serve out the remaining three months of his term. If Congress agrees, control of the army would shift to the electoral court, and the presidential election set for Nov. 29 would be recognized by both sides. Neither Mr. Zelaya nor Mr. Micheletti will be candidates.

On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the deal “an historic agreement.”

“I cannot think of another example of a country in Latin America that, having suffered a rupture of its democratic and constitutional order, overcame such a crisis through negotiation and dialogue,” Mrs. Clinton said in Islamabad, where she has been meeting with Pakistani officials.

The accord came after a team of senior American diplomats flew to the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, from Washington on Wednesday to press for an agreement. On Thursday, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, Thomas A. Shannon Jr., warned that time was running out for an agreement.

Mr. Micheletti’s government had argued that the Nov. 29 election would put an end to the crisis. But the United States, the Organization of American States and the United Nations suggested they would not recognize the results of the elections without a pre-existing agreement on Mr. Zelaya’s status.

“We were very clearly on the side of the restoration of the constitutional order, and that includes the elections,” Mrs. Clinton said in Islamabad.

According to Mr. Micheletti, the accord reached late Thursday would establish a unity government and a verification commission to ensure that its conditions are carried out. It would also create a truth commission to investigate the events of the past few months.

The agreement also reportedly asks the international community to recognize the results of the elections and to lift any sanctions that were imposed after the coup. The suspension of international aid has stalled badly needed projects in one of the region’s poorest countries.

Negotiators for both men were expected to meet Friday to work out final details. It was not clear what would happen if the Honduran Congress rejected the deal.

Passage could mean a bookend to months of international pressure and political turmoil in Honduras, where regular marches by Mr. Zelaya’s supporters and curfews have paralyzed the capital.

Latin American governments had pressed the Obama administration to take a forceful approach to ending the political impasse, but Washington had let the Organization of American States take the lead and endorsed negotiations that were brokered by the Costa Rican president, Óscar Arias. But those talks stalled in July.

New negotiations began this month but broke down two weeks ago. With the Honduran elections approaching, the United States chose to step up pressure and dispatched Mr. Shannon, along with Dan Restrepo, the senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council.

Some Honduran political and business leaders have argued that the military coup that ousted Mr. Zelaya on June 28 was a legal response to his attempts to rewrite the Constitution and seek re-election. But that constituency was also concerned by his deepening alliance with Venezuela’s leftist president, Hugo Chávez.

Mr. Zelaya, who was initially deposited in Costa Rica, still in his nightclothes, sneaked back into the country on Sept. 21 and has been living at the Brazilian Embassy since then. It was unclear when Mr. Zelaya would be able to leave the embassy, which has had Honduran soldiers posted outside. The de facto government had said it would arrest him if he came out.
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