Thursday, July 30, 2009

WASHINGTON ON MAJOR OFFENSIVE IN LATIN AMERICA

Will post later today on this subject - I'm putting together some major figures ($$$) that evidence a heightened focus of US-funding - defense and diplomacy/democracy promotion - in Latin America for 2010.....

stay tuned.


PS: President Zelaya still remains at the Nicaraguan border while the coup regime banks on the passage of time allowing for their complete consolidation - at least enough to make it to the November elections. Zelaya's wife and family still remain detained by the regime's police and army forces, who had previously attempted to deceive them into crossing the border and then face expatriation - in other words, the coup regime was trying to get them out of the country and not allow them back in. Luckily, Zelaya's family realized the plan before it was fully executed, and so they remain on the other side of the border in Honduras.

The Spanish government has fully condemned the coup regime and called for the European Union to prohibit all coup regime representatives from travel to Europe.

Meanwhile, the visas "revoked" by the US State Department that belonged to 4 Hondurans were just diplomatic visas. This is standard procedure considering the individuals no longer work for the Zelaya government, which technically is the only Honduran government accredited with the State Department. Tourist visas for these individuals, however, have not been revoked, which means they are still free to travel to the US. No ban has been placed on members of the coup regime to prohibit entry to the US. That is the key. The mere revocation of diplomatic visas is by no means a sign of US pressure on the coup regime. It was minimal effort to comply with the law.

2 comments:

Glen said...

Of course, democracy promotion means imposition of "free enterprise democracy."
Glen Roberts
iammyownreporter.com

El Ch� said...

If Zelaya continues to take his advice primarily from liberals and pacifists, he will surely continue to be snookered by the imperialists... And frankly: if the masses of Honduras continue to follow a vacillating liberal leader like Mel Zelaya -- they too will be outmaneuvered by imperialism, in their turn.