I just read the latest blog post, La Gringa’s Blogicito and had to smile at her last comment:
Butt out! Let Honduras solve its own problem.
She was talking to the United States of America! (She is justified in her statement!)
America, who has previously stood for democracy, now is supporting dictators. Sadly most in America are not even aware of what has been happening in Honduras and the shameful position the White House has taken in this issue.
It is true that Zelaya was forced to leave the country by the military, but this was not a coup, when the military were acting on direct orders of the Honduran supreme court, with overwhelming approval of the congress, including Zelaya’s own party. And the reason for this expulsion, bolstered by his extreme unpopularity with the people of Honduras, was Zelaya’s attempt to override the constitution to be reelected, in the manner of and with massive aid from Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, a master of manipulation of elections. Now Chavez is supplying $6,000,000 and the full force of his influence towards returning Zelaya to power, against the overwhelming will of the Honduran people. Mr. Chavez is already talking about invasion and imposing his will by force in Honduras, when interim President Micheletti is advocating the earliest possible elections for a presidency he does not wish to hold.