Sunday, June 28, 2009


In a major blow to the coup leaders in Honduras who just illegally installed themselves in power, the Organization of American States (OAS) has just issued a resolution condemning the coup against President Zelaya, demanding the return of Zelaya to power immediately and clarifying that the OAS will not recognize any other government other than Zelaya's in Honduras. Whew! For a minute there I thought this was going to turn out like Haiti in 2004 when coup forces kidnapped President Aristide and forced him into exile and, while the OAS "condemned" the constitutional rupture, they never called for Aristide's reinstatement, and since the US backed the coup, an illegal transitional government was installed and nothing more came of it from the international community.

This time, things seem different. Still waiting on the US Government's official position...If they say they will not recognize the coup government, then we have to see how things will play out in Honduras.


El Ch� said...

The first thing everybody has to realize here is that this was a U.S.-directed coup against all the ALBA countries -- and against everything "socialistic" about the real change that is sweeping America Latina and the rest of the World. And regardless of what President Zelaya himself has been doing, or thinks that he's been doing, for that matter. And so the response to the coup most certainly must be a collective ALBA one.

And at least the leadership of the ALBA countries appears to clearly understand that -- and are hopefully up to the fundamental, imperialist challenge that this clearly is.

Nell said...

At 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, before the OAS statement and after the farcical "resignation letter" and "election" of Micheletti in Congress, the U.S. ambassador to Honduras made a statement in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy that seemed clear and unambiguous enough to me:

"El único presidente que Estados Unidos reconoce en Honduras es el presidente Manuel Zelaya".

I saw it on twitter a few minutes after 4:00 pm.

Here's a link