As an election observer in Honduras, it is painful and disappointing to hear the U.S. ambassador make a statement on election night praising the transparency and fairness of the election process in Honduras. In the days before the November 24 election, I was part of a delegation that visited different communities in struggle for social justice. […]
On June 28, 2009, when the people of Honduras were preparing to participate in an election to decide whether or not to convene a Constituent Assembly, thousands of troops kidnapped President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and forced him out of Honduras to neighboring Costa Rica. These troops then took the Presidential Palace and violently shut down […]
Can a solution to the crisis in Honduras — itself the result of a military coup — be “mediated,” where on one side sit coup leaders and on the other a democratically elected but ousted President? Does any “middle ground” exist? Of course not.
There should be no doubt about the U.S. decisive role behind the now-crumbling military coup in Honduras. As commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, the blame for this intervention lies solely on President Obama. The White House, however, would like you to believe that they attempted to convince the Honduran military not to […]
On November 30th in Honduras, an election was held that nobody — except the U.S. and a few dependent nations — deemed credible. This is because the elections were held by a brutally repressive military-coup government, which, up until the day of elections, was busy jailing, torturing, and assassinating people who demanded the coup-makers leave.