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Honduras is more distant of the normality

Honduras is more distant of the normality

The ex-president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is in Quito, Ecuador, where he talks with Rafael Correa a way to retake his political rights and to be able to return for Tagucigalpa without the risk of becoming a prisoner.


Zelaya has a proposal of national reconciliation that includes amnesty to the victims of the coup d’etat of June of 2009 and judicial processes for all those who supported his overthrow.


The proposal was presented to the presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez.


He intended to attend to the Summit ‘Latin America and Caribbean – European Union’ that is happening in Madrid, between May 17 and 19, but he was discouraged to do it.


For the president of Venezuela, the absence of Porfírio Lobo in the meeting already represents a victory for the Unasur.


Ten of the twelve presidents of the Union considered the election of Lobo a result from the coup d’état.


Manuel Zelaya wants that the Unasur supports his proposal and works so that he can leave the exile in Dominican Republic.


Analysis of the news


Marcelo Rech


Honduras is among the poorest countries in the world.


It hasn´t any geopolitical importance for all those who condemn the coup d´etat of last year.


It survives in the news section because a great deal of the current Latin-American political leaders fear end the same way Zelaya ended.


The new offensive of the ex-president to go back to Honduras hides his plans of retaking the power.


Sheltered in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Zelaya didn´t stop articulating and coordinating the resistance.


His regress again can turn on a crisis that in fact is far from ending.


To vary, the international organisms had little or no role in the resolution of the Honduran impasse.


The Organization of the American States (OAS) showed completely incompetent to restore the dialog and the normality in the country.


The United Nations didn’t go beyond the protocol and the formality.


The United States maintained their traditional double-play: they condemned the coup d’état, but wanted Zelaya out.


Zelaya’s approximation with Hugo Chávez sealed his destiny.


Meanwhile, President Porfírio Lobo tries to open a breach so that his country returns to the institutional, political and principally economical normality.


Honduras is receiving no external resources since middles of last year.


Financing lines were frozen and the money originating from the international cooperation stopped being deposited in the accounts of the Treasure, which fears the asphyxia.


The OAS intends to see the country again among its integrants from June, when it carries out, in Lima, its 40th Annual General Assembly.


It won´t be an easy task, principally because of the denunciations of violations to the human rights and of the murders of journalists in the country.

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