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realclearworld

The Best Blog Coverage on Honduras

By far is at Fausta's.

More background information on the events prior to Zelaya’s removal from office:
Here is more information on Mel Zelaya’s move:

* Zelaya couldn’t get the ballots printed in Honduras since the referendum had been pronounced illegal by the country’s Supreme Court AND the electoral board. Therefore, the government couldn’t print them. No private printer was willing to break the law, either. So Zelaya had the ballots printed in Venezuela and flown in.
* The Supreme Court instructed the military (who would be the ones doing the job) NOT to distribute the ballots to the polling stations.
* Zelaya then

led thousands of supporters to recover the material from an air force warehouse before it could be confiscated.

His supporters broke into the military installation where the ballots were kept.
* Zelaya’s supporters started distributing the ballots at 15,000 voting stations across the country. This act placed him in outright defiance of the law, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court.
* When the armed forces refused to distribute the ballots, Zelaya fired the chief of the armed forces, Gen. Romeo Vásquez, and the defense minister, the head of the army and the air force resigned in protest. The country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously that Vásquez be reinstated.
* Tuesday last week the Honduran Congress, led by members of his own party, passed a law preventing the holding of referendums or plebiscites 180 days before or after general elections.
* The Honduran Congress, led by members of his own party, named a commission to investigate Zelaya. The Commission found (my translation: If you quote it, please credit me and link to this post)

Zelaya acted against the mandates of legal and electoral laws, the Public Ministry, the National Congress, the Attorney General, and other institutions of the State, which had declared the poll illegal

* On Thursday (h/t GoV) the Attorney General requested that Congress impeach Zelaya
* The position of the Honduran Congress, the Supreme Court, Congress and the attorney general is that the Constitution is to be strictly adhered to.

This is why Zelaya was removed from power: all branches of government and the country’s institutions recognized that he had broken the law.

Again, the military - by placing him in an airplane to Costa Rica early Sunday morning before he carried through the unlawful poll - acted in compliance with the Supreme Court and the Honduran Congress.

Go to Fausta's and read the rest of the best blog coverage of the Honduran Impeachment.

7 comments to The Best Blog Coverage on Honduras

  • charles_e_fromage

    Thanks for posting the extra details.

  • FreedomForCuba

    If only the MSM had the integrity to post this information correctly instead of being accomplices to Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Barack Obama’s wishes while misinforming the American people.

  • FreedomForCuba

    The reality is that Honduras is in real trouble now because Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and their new accomplice, the President of the United States of America Barack Hussein Obama (the same President that decided not to intervene in behalf of those Iranians being killed by the Mullahs) have decided to interne in Central America and push on the Honduran people another Marxist regime with Mel Zelaya as the head of state.

    I only hope and pray that the Honduran people, their government institutions and armed forces don’t blink because if they do is all over for them.

    This is just as bad (or worse) as Jimmy Carter allowing the Sandinistas to get to power in Nicaragua thirty years ago.

    We’re certainly living in some crazy times, I wonder when all this insanity will end and when the American people are going to finally wake-up and realize what kind of individual they have for President.

    He surely makes me puke in disgust.

  • From Castro's ambassador to that icon of world democracy, the UN:

    El embajador de Cuba Abelardo Moreno también criticó el golpe de Estado en el que Zelaya fue depuesto el domingo y expulsado a Costa Rica.

    “América latina aprendió las lecciones y ha cambiado mucho”, dijo Moreno, agregando que la época de las dictaduras militares se ha terminado para siempre.

  • I R A Darth Aggie

    Why did they put him on a plane when they should have put him in the brig?

  • Darth,

    Who knows. I suppose the Honduran government might have been a bit concerned with Zelaya's ties to Chavez and his protestations and threats to invade the country.

  • Mr. Mojito

    If Zeleya boards a leaky yacht in Coasta Rica with 82 other a$$holes - then I say a few of us meet it at sea with Fontova's fishing boat and a bazooka :o )