Sunday, July 5, 2009

DAY 8 UPDATE 8:15PM; ZELAYA HEADING TO SAN SALVADOR TO REUNITE WITH OTHER PRESIDENTS, OAS SEC GEN

After arriving briefly in Managua, Nicaragua, just minutes ago, President Manuel Zelaya has taken off again, this time for San Salvador, El Salvador, to reunite with the other heads of state accompanying him on his first attempt to return to Honduras. Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza and the presidents of Ecuador, Argentina and Paraguay, are waiting for President Zelaya in San Salvador, after flying in from Washington this afternoon.

After preventing President Zelaya's return to Honduras by placing army vehicles and personnel on the airport runway in Tegucigalpa, the army began open firing on the Zelaya supporters outside the airport awaiting his return. The coup government has imposed a national curfew and suspension of constitutional rights, in effect today at 6pm, Honduran time. The military's repression of the tens of thousands of people who marched cross country to receive their constitutionally elected president, Manuel Zelaya, ousted in last Sunday's coup, is expected to increase as the night sets in.

At the airport in El Salvador, hundreds of supporters have gathered to welcome President Zelaya. The cowardly coup government in Honduras, led by Roberto Micheletti, will have to once again explain itself to the world, as to why it prevented Zelaya's return and ordered the armed forces to open fire on the people.

3 comments:

Liz said...

AS you well put "the cowardly coup government" of Honduras is just getting in a deeper hole. It is about time that people around the world witness what the poor -- the masses endure there. This is an opportunty and lets hope that it does not result in bloodshed of innocent people like my own familiy in the 80's.

secretaryclinton said...

You say it has been confirmed that there is a mtg between Zelaya and the Secretary of State? Who confirmed this because I have not heard a peep from the State Dept or other sources.

Eva Golinger said...

Zelaya said last night that today he would head to Washington in the afternoon for a mtg with Clinton....but no further confirmation has been given by the Dept of State....so we are waiting.