Friday, December 18, 2009

president-elect's party will support withdrawal from ALBA

Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The deputies of the Partido Nacional (who will be the majority in the new Congress that will convene in January 2010) will support the withdrawal of Honduras from ALBA. "The Nacionalistas will accompany that decision," said the president-elect, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, yesterday after attending a police officers promotion ceremony.

Translated from La Prensa.

In an act of protest, deputies of the Partido Nacional had abstained from voting when Zelaya railroaded joining ALBA through Congress in 2008.  It was widely rumored that there were a lot of Venezuelan petrodollars flowing in Tegucigalpa at the time to "convince" legislators to approve it.

There is a saying in Spanish: "Rectificar es de sabios." It roughly translates to "The wise undo their mistakes."

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