And Zelaya comes to Washington
The following link is to opinion article written by Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat explaining Chavez's meddling in Honduras. It seems that Chavez is persuading other Latin American leaders to change their constitution to perpetuate themselves in power. This action is punishable by the Inter American Democratic Charter which Chavez is asking to implement in Honduras! Something is really wrong:
I am pleased to add to my blog Pedro Mario Burelli's analysis on the aftermath of Zelaya's deportation from Honduras reacting to The Washington Post's editorial:
In Honduras, that should mean more than restoring the president to office.
That's one reason the Obama administration should not limit itself to seeking Mr. Zelaya's return to office. It should also speak out more clearly about the abuses that prompted his removal -- abuses that are taking place in other Latin American countries, such as neighboring Nicaragua -- and the people who are actively fomenting the attacks on democracy, such as Mr. Chávez.
Pedro Mario Burelli is an Internationalist from Harvard University.
PMBComments: On The Deep Mess in Honduras: Cause and Consequences All Mixed Up
I was writing a comment about Honduras from Moscow, when I came across this excellent Editorial from the Washington Post that states my position better than I could do it with little time in my hands. The two things I will add is that 1) governability cannot be imposed from the outside once it has been deliberately destroyed from within (and this is the principal crime of Mr. Zelaya and his handlers: Fidel, Hugo and the drug cartels that have made Honduras their stepping stone to the U.S.), and 2) the demonstrable failure of the OAS contributed to this sorry mess. The thought of Mr. Insulza aspiring to a second term after his failure of leadership is a travesty. So is the silence of all the Latin leaders in the face of the criminally absurd and totally interventionist statements by Hugo Chavez - Zelaya's corrupter and puppeteer.
The Inter American Democratic Charter was meant to avoid abuses like Zelaya's and not to protect abusers like Zelaya. It is a sorry day when this document is pulled out of the bottom drawer to reimpose what had become untenable and maybe even illegal. One can only expect that sane minds will prevail and the U.S. - once again confronted with events that do not conform to their preferred script -, and others, can soon redirect their "indignation" to the source and not the consequences. PMB
Word is that Zelaya may be already in Washington ready for a meeting at the Organization of American States on July 1 as reported by Le Monde in France:
Après s'être exprimé ce mardi à la tribune, M. Zelaya a prévu de faire escale à Washington, mercredi, avant de retourner jeudi au Honduras, accompagné d'une délégation de l'Organisation des Etats américains, dirigée par le secrétaire général de l'OEA, José Miguel Insulza.
New Honduran President Warns Former Leader of Arrest
Next is editorial by Daniel Duquenal:
Diego Arria on Chavez and Honduras
I hope and pray that democracy is restored in Latin America implementing correctly the Democratic Charter. The United Nations, and the Organizations of America States should protect and defend abuse of power by leaders like Zelaya and Hugo Chavez.
INTER-AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC CHARTER
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