Monday, October 5, 2009

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: "Honduras has one president: Roberto Micheletti"

"I'm with the president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, because he is the president of this country. Some people call this government "de facto," but under the Constitution of the Republic I sit here with honor with the president of this beautiful country, " said U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R, FL), at the start of the press conference at Government House.

Ros-Lehtinen said Manuel Zelaya has tried to convince international leaders that he is more important than the democratic aspirations of the people of Honduras, "but this is much more than his personal interests. [Zelaya] is a person who has not complied with the Constitution and its Article 239, he did not comply with the decision of the Supreme Court, he did not comply with the laws of Congress and with the desire of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal," the Republican said.

"This government, Micheletti's, is the legitimate government of Honduras and so when I return to Washington I will ask my colleagues in Congress and the Senate to come to Honduras -- not only watch the reports of CNN and other channels -- but come here and meet with the people of Honduras and the legitimate government to understand that their desire is to live in peace and democracy."

Translated from La Prensa. Photo courtesy of El Heraldo.

Bravo Señora Ileana! We definitely want to live in (1) peace,  (2) democracy,  and (3) prosperity. Let's not forget that one. It's not easy to have to have (1) and (2) without (3). As we have already seen, "poor little countries" are targeted by the international narcotics cartels because it's relatively easy to buy their officials off (ahem!).  Once the narcos are running the show you can pretty much kiss peace and democracy goodbye. There are examples of this in the neighborhood.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen was accompanied by Representatives Lincoln Díaz-Balart (R, FL) and Mario Díaz-Balart (R, FL). The support by Republicans for Honduras' democracy is astounding. We are very grateful for your solidarity!

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