Zelaya Returns to Honduras

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Zelaya Returns to Honduras

Ousted Honduran Leader 'returns'


"I am here in Tegulcigalpa," he told local TV. Venezuela, Guatemala and the US have confirmed his return. Reports suggest he is in the Brazilian embassy.."


Lula does it again. Laughing


Alert: Emergency Situation in Honduras


"The illegal government of Roberto Micheletti is carrying out a violent wave of repression at this very moment..Actions in front of US Government offices urged.."


I wonder why it's taking the NDP so long to say something about Honduras. Couldn't find anything on their website or google news. Given that the Harper government "condemned" the June coup but gave tacit approval to it by suggesting that Zelayas deserved it for holding that referendum, (not to forget the interests of mining corporations based in Canada), someone should be holding the government's feet to the fire. 

Here's what Peter Kent had to say a week after the coup

  "The coup was certainly an affront to the region, but there is a context in which these events happened," Mr. Kent told the paper (NYT). "There has to be an appreciation of the events that led up to the coup."
Kent also cautioned Zelayas to exercise restraint in timing his return to Honduras. He went to Honduras last month to help broker a "unity government" which was rejected by the Honduran dictatorship. Great job there Kent. 

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

Zelaya returns under deal that will probably allow the de facto regime to gain legitimacy.

CNN wrote:
Ousted ex-Honduran President Manuel Zelaya inked an accord Sunday with the country's current president that will allow him to return to Honduras after almost two years in exile, officials said.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://johnriddell.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/honduras-resistance-launches... squads still active[/url]

Zelaya returned to Honduras as part of the May 22 Cartagena Accord, which included provisions to rein in the coup regime's campaign of terror against resistance and social activists. This repression included close to 100 political killings in 2010. As we warned in our May 24 report on the accord, the Cartagena agreement did not halt death-squad activity.