Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today in Honduras

My comments in gray italics.

08:55 PM
Honduras's government suspended the curfew starting tomorrow at 6:00 am. The government expects the general population will return to their daily work and routines.

08:48 PM
OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, announced Wednesday in New York that this weekend he will lead a new mediation mission to Honduras.

08:47 PM
The Fire Department supplied the facilities of the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa with potable water.

05:49 pm
Police Commissioner Orlin Cerrato denied that there have been any registered deaths in clashes between authorities and zelayistas. He reported that zelayistas marched in downtown Tegucigalpa, taking advantage of the suspension of the curfew and broke windows of businesses.

05:36 pm
The President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, asked the UN Wednesday for "a strong and precise multilateral strategy," referring to the political developments in Honduras.

Please. It's widely rumored this cynical woman is indebted to Hugo Chavez as he helped finance her presidential campaign. Perhaps the UN should implement a "strong and precise multilateral strategy" to investigate her campaign financing.

05:22 pm
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked the Micheletti government to visit as a matter of urgency, to examine allegations of human rights violations following the return of Manuel Zelaya.

It is not a human right to vandalize, break, and/or burn the property of your fellow citizens. Just saying. Seems to me this commission's time and energy would be much better spent investigating authentic human rights violations in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

04:58 PM
"We are alone but surviving," said President Roberto Micheletti in an interview on CNN this afternoon. "I try to be close to God at all times and the Constitution backs us," added the president in relation to international pressure on his government.

President Micheletti, remember that 90% of Honduran citizens support you and your administration.

04:43 PM
UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, ruled Wednesday that the conditions for organizing elections in Honduras are not present and announced the withdrawal of electoral assistance.

Hugo Chavez's strategy seems to be to interrupt the November elections. By the way, Mr. Ban, your reasoning is bullshit. The U.S. held viable elections in war torn Iraq; present conditions in Honduras are far, far, far from that.

3:24 PM
The United States, which chairs the Security Council this month, is willing to work on the proposal of Brazil to address the crisis in Honduras in the highest organ of the UN, said State Department spokesman, Ian Kelly.

I hope whatever they decide respects the Constitution of the Republic of Honduras.

03:17 PM
Citizens taking advantage of the suspension of the curfew and mobilizing to make purchases, had to flee before the confrontation between zelayistas and military elements in the downtown.

These thugs are allegedly being financed by Hugo Chavez.

02:53 PM
Manuel Zelaya told AFP on Wednesday that he feels "like he's in a prison" at the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where he is since last Monday.

This is just a preview of what awaits you, "Mel." Just wait until you are in a real prison.

02:47 PM
Former President Zelaya said he expects to talk "in person" with President Roberto Micheletti, to find a solution to the political crisis.

Manuel Zelaya is a fugitive from the Honduran justice system. He has several arrest warrants pending against him. He should turn himself in.

Source: El Heraldo

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