Sunday, August 8, 2010

Honduras on the front row

Honduran President Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo was given a prominent position on the stage at the inauguration ceremony of new Colombian president, Manuel Santos. I suspect this was done on purpose to show Colombia's solidarity with the Honduran people in our historic defense of our democracy that resulted in the removal of law-breaking Manuel Zelaya from the presidential seat in Tegucigalpa last June. Many South American countries whose governments are under the nefarious sway of Hugo Chavez have refused to recognize Mr. Lobo's government, despite the fact that he was elected by an indisputable majority in what was one of the cleanest and most well-attended elections in Honduran history. Colombia, Peru, and Chile, with their right-of-center governments, are the exceptions to this South American "boycott" of Mr. Lobo. Mexico and all Central American countries (with the exception of Nicaragua and its Chavez puppet Daniel Ortega) have also recognized Lobo. The U.S. and Canada immediately recognized the new Honduran leader when he was sworn in on January 28, this year.

Photo: El Heraldo

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