Sunday, June 28, 2009

Obama and Evo agree

The military coup in Honduras is unacceptable.
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President Obama:"I am deeply concerned by reports coming out of Honduras regarding the detention and expulsion of President Mel Zelaya. As the Organization of American States did on Friday, I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference."
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President Morales:"I ask for the immediate restitution of President Zelaya. We are no longer in the times of dictators... I make a call to the international organizations, the social movements of Latin America and the world, to the Presidents and democratic governments to condone, to repudiate this military coup d'etat in Honduras."
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Inca Kola News is keeping up with the latest and providing good links.
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Update
Eva Golinger believes I've given Obama too much credit. Go to link, has good update section at bottom covering the latest.

More Updates, day two
The Obama administration has finally made an unequivocal statement in support of Zelaya. Looks like those backing the coup from the CIA lost the internal debate in DC.

The western press is more idiotic than you thought.

OAS statement unequivocally condemning the coup.

Good article from Upside Down World, "An Old Honduran Coup on a Different Stage"

1 comment:

Clare Sammells said...

Thanks for posting these links about this disturbing situation. I like the title of your post -- it's nice to see that Obama and Evo can agree on some things!