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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:40 PM

The Honduran People Under A Permanent Coup D'etat

The Honduran People Under A Permanent Coup D'etat
Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 10:07 am
Article: Rights Action.org

Rights Action
December 18, 2012

The latest Coup d'Etat perpetrated in the early hours of December 12 in Honduras, when the National Congress voted to remove four Supreme Court justices, places front and center, once again, the dictatorship that the country has experienced since June 28, 2009. The ultra-right of Honduras has been offering up to us, for the last three years, lessons on their cannibalistic practices.

The local reality is macabre: Honduras is considered the most violent country in the world, with 92 assassination for each 100,000 inhabitants. At the same time Honduras was the country most impacted by climate change between 1991 and 2010, and to add to these woes, Honduras is also the poorest country in the hemisphere. In the meantime, the elite in power is dedicated to the destruction of this weakened democracy to maintain their privilege at any cost.

Leading up to the action taken by the Congress which was pushed through by the majority from the nationalist party, the current "head of state" Pepe Lobo denounced a supposed Coup d'Etat cooked up by Jorge Canhuati Larach, owner of various media outlets that are members of the Inter American Press Society (SIP), which recently conferred to him (Jorge Canhuati) an honorific mention in the category of "Human Rights and service to the community."

As with Canahuati Larach, along with Pepe Lobo and the illustrative crowd of representatives that demolished the Constitutional Court, they were all implicated in the Coup d' Etat of 2009. Of course the Supreme Court participated fully in the gutting of democracy in 2009, which was categorized by the Library of Congress in the U.S. as a "Constitutional Succession."


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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. Such a tragedy that such a beautiful country with such wonderful people is controlled

by the "banana republic" elites.

Such a tragedy.

I lived ther in 1981 and found it a country with a lot of potential. They were getting ready for the first elections, ending the military government, and I had high hopes for them.

And, of course, the increasing U.S. military presence there means that we have our finger in that pie,

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:14 PM

2. The U.S. presence has increased steadily since that coup, hasn't it? Three bases of operation now.

Just before the coup, President Manuel Zelaya had been discussing removing the U.S. from the Honduras air base, Soto Cano, just as had been done successfully in Ecuador, by President Rafael Correa, as he responded to his country's needs correctly.

Amazing how that coup came along at JUST the right time to save the US presence in another Latin American country, isn't it?

What a shame the powers that be decided the Honduran people are NOT going to get the democracy they hope for, and need.

Looks as if the country you knew is gone for awhile. Sure hope they get it back someday. Sad.

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