Sunday, June 28, 2009

As reported in La Prensa.

The president of Honduras Manuel Zelaya said on Sunday that his detention by a group of soldiers was a coup and a kidnapping.

But the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras affirmed that the Armed Forces acted in defense of the Constitution by removing him.

Zelaya is in Costa Rica and affirmed that he will not recognize any intention to name someone in his place.

An upsurping government cannot be recognized by absolutely nobody.  If this government stays they will be alone, he said.

They know they are harming the country and they are sending Honduras backwards and they are spending the future of thier children.  They are creating a monster that no one can detain and that monster is violence.

Zelaya added that he will meet with diplomats and emphasized that he wants to complete his period of presidency all the way to the end, in January 2010, because of this he called for negotiations.

In the revealed communication en radio and television networks, the Supreme Court left the record that the actions that occurred today are based on a judicial order emitted by a competent judge, its execution is marked inside of the understood laws and should develop in revealing everything that goes against it and return the control of law to the state of Honduras.

Saul Escobar, president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal read a communication that ratified that on the 29th of November there will be elections in compliance with the constitution.

The leader was detained by soldiers early Sunday, hours before the inquest was to begin with the public  about a possible constitutional reform.  a media of which the majority of governmental departments were against.

The consult was completed in a few areas of the country.

Planes and military helicopters were flying over TEguicigalpa, while the capital and its principal cities of the country were in the dark.

The problem that was left also was the most part of news stations also are out.  Similar problems were presented with cell phones (I didn´t have any trouble making calls), maybe by exaggerated use by clients.  

Zelaya had removed the highest military chief, general Romeo Vasquez, for refusing to cooperate with the consult to reform the constitution.  He accepted the resignation of the Defense minister Edmundo Orellana but the Supreme Court and congress reinstated the official.

The consult is prohibited by the Constitution of 1982.  The constitution establishes this as a felony of treason, with penalties of 15 to 20 years in prison for those who violate this.

The military governed 18 years in Honduras, between 1956 and 1982 after removing three democratically elected presidents.

4 comments:

La Gringa said...

Trying to figure out how to contact you....I replied to your comment -- such a coincidence! I was just mentioning you to our group.

Have you joined our Honduras Living group? Please do! Link on my blog.

R A said...

Hi! "La Gringa"
I have been reading your comments @ democraticunderground. Let me tell you that I agree with you 100%.

There is a group there that all they do is deffend Hugo Chavez, in their eyes he can do no wrong, maybe because they are idialist or maybe because they are on his payroll.

Any way thank you for reporting the facts as they are.
Regards,

R A Cruz

Summermoondancer said...

Thanks RA, I felt like I had to defend the Honduran people after the insults and literal idiocy that is being said there. It is easy to judge when someone doesn´t live here. I hope you will stay on my blog and follow updates..thanx for your support.

Summermoondancer said...

La Gringa..or the other La Gringa hehe you can contact me via email merena29@hotmail.com or if you are talking live contact with me email me and I can give you either a local number or US number that is hooked to my Internet connection.