Monday, September 21, 2009


President Zelaya is back in Honduras - this just confirmed after a live telephone conversation took place between President Chávez and President Zelaya. The ousted Honduran president has apparently returned to Honduras and made it to the capital city of Tegucigalpa after 2 days of traveling through the mountains and countryside. He is now at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, waiting to complete his return to power. The coup regime has yet to respond. Zelaya was ousted in a military coup and forced into exiled on June 28, 2009 and has been struggling to return ever since. The people of Honduras have remained in the streets resisting the brutal repressive coup regime, led by Roberto Micheletti, now for almost 3 months. The world community has condemned the coup regime yet has failed to force it to cease its illegal occupation of the Honduran government and allow Zelaya's return to power. Despite Washington's minimal efforts to publicly portray its pressure of the coup regime, it has continued to fund the political parties and NGOs backing the coup, and the Pentagon has continued to fund, train, arm and engage the Honduran military, largely responsible for the coup and the subsequent state of repression. The US occupies a large military base outside of Tegucigalpa, in Palmerola, Soto Cano, which it considers one of its most important operational bases in the region. The airplane carrying President Zelaya illegally took off from this military base on the morning of the coup, with the full knowledge and approval of the Pentagon's forces stationed at Soto Cano.

Zelaya's return to Honduras has been long awaited and fought for by the international community, but particularly by the Honduran people. President Chávez announced that he will activate a plan with other regional governments to ensure Zelaya's safety and full transition back to power. This action comes just as the 64th General Assembly meeting of the United Nations is taking place in New York City, where the majority of Latin American presidents are expected to attend. The Honduran coup was one of the main issues to be addressed at the United Nations meeting.


Alabama_John said...

Could be that President Obama is secretly planning to turn all of our hemisphere into a perfect form of democracy, one totally free of the inherent corruption in capitalism with all its excessive wealth.

Just look at the way he is handling the military coup in Honduras, for a popular uprising is growing in leaps and bounds.

Just look at how he has Ms. Clinton banking her war drum against Venezuela, making it known to everyone in Central and South America, that our hero Chávez is a fantastic revolutionary who is destined to shake Empire USA square out of its boots.

Just look at how Obama is installing three new military bases in Columbia for an instant invasion of Venezuela, moved into South American waters the U.S. Navy Forth Fleet complete with two aircraft carriers, and has all of the Americas so upset that they may do to us what we have done to Cuba for a half century.

Look at how Obama has allowed capitalist medicine to establish an excessive wealth dictatorship over all who are sick. And given it 50 million new customers in addition to compulsory health insurance, surely an excessive wealth dictatorship over all who are well.

I know it’s pure illusion, but we can dream, at least capitalism can’t take that away from us.

Unknown said...

Liberals make a continuing fetish out of the ongoing "non-violence" of the honduran Resistance -- but it is true as well that the coupsters themselves have been relatively restrained in their use of force. Relatively. No doubt due to expert advice from up North. If the fascist Right is defeated here with little bloodshed, all that this would mean is that there has been no definitive resolution of the class-struggle in this case -- and that the inevitable serious confrontation awaits us further on down the road. In Honduras and elsewhere.

The bottom line here remains the convoking of the Constituent Assembly -- and the writing of a new, egalitarian constitution.

Joseph Dubonnet said...

The military coup in Honduras is very bad for the cause of socialist advance in the Americas. It gives momentum to the ruling elites and undermines the work of organizations like ALBA and the Venezuela Bolivarian revolution. We can only hope that democratic principles will prevail over oligarchic powers in Honduras.

Hudson said...


Can you point, please, articles which detail the continued US funding for the parties and NGOs that support the coup, and the military support?

NuestraAmericaNews said...

Glad to see Brazil's Lula taking a stronger more defiant stance against the coup. While Zeyala was slipping in to Honduras, I was slipping into Puerto Rico. Where the majority of Puerto Rican's are fed up with Fortuno. And are planning to try to topple him sooner or later. They are attempting to kick him out of power through a legislative vote. He continues to privatize companies and creating an even bigger crises by creating a bigger unemployment rate. Many Puerto Ricans are angry at the fact that buisnesses are shutting down and unemployment continues to climb. The crisis in Honduras for Democracy is not just a struggle for the people there. But a struggle for all of Latin America. Puerto Rico also struggles on the side of Democracy. While the U.S. mainland statehood representatives channel money against the opposition. Democracy is just a word when millions of Puerto Rican continue to live under the poverty level. Read my blogs on other recent topics that deal with the crisis in Puerto Rico. My Army are up and at arms we just need Honduras to become stable and Colombia regime to be toppled. Our wave can reach our shores and finally liberate us from the grip of U.S. imperialism. With the help and channeling of funds to our struggle for independence from all Latin America. This dream can become finally a reality. Paz

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