It is in the Central American region of nations between Mexico and the Panama Canal. It is bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
There’s been attention paid to Honduras because its former president, Manuel Zelaya tried to do an end-run around its constitution to become the same kind of president-for-life as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. Chavez, whose hero is Fidel Castro, is a flat-out Communist and, of course, he is supporting Zelaya’s return to power.
At a recent meeting of the Organization of American States, steps were taken for Cuba to rejoin. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among those voting to approve the acquittal of the Castro dictatorship. The State Department has refused to recognize the civil Honduran delegation that went to Washington to explain what occurred there.
Writing in Diario Las Americas, Miami, Amando Valladares, a former Cuban prisoner and a U.S. ambassador with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights during the Reagan and Bush governments, issued a strong warning that “the chancellors of the governments of the Americas could feel and see the grave internal Honduras situation, but all of them would rather wash their hands like Pilate did.”
The anti-Communist stand of Honduras is getting no support from the United States and, at the United Nations, there’s a debate regarding a new U.N. military doctrine called “Responsibility to Protect” that would be used as a cover to intervene in the sovereign affairs of a nation state. If approved, the first target would likely be Honduras.
Observers of events in the region believe that the U.S. would support a UN Security Council Resolution against the constitutional government of Honduras.
There is something obscene about a U.S. President opposing the peaceful and lawful transition of power in Honduras while favoring the OAS reinstatement Communist Cuba.
But that’s what you get when the first Marxist President of America makes policy.
Editor’s Note: Alan passed away on June 15, 2015. He will be greatly missed
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