News Story: Honduras hopes to move pa...

News Story: Honduras hopes to move past coup with election

There are 126 comments on the WBT-AM Charlotte story from Nov 29, 2009, titled News Story: Honduras hopes to move past coup with election. In it, WBT-AM Charlotte reports that:

Hondurans on Sunday elected a new president whose first challenge will be defending his legitimacy to the world and ending a crisis over a June coup that has isolated one of Latin America's poorest countries.

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WTF1

Houston, TX

#5 Nov 29, 2009
Why do they claim a "coup?" The military never took over the government!!! Honduras had an open election and have elected their new president. The military removed the last one due to his violation of their constitution and now Hugo, Evo, and the rest of the charlatans can count one less for ALBA!!! Viva Honduras and good luck!!!
Dan USA

Waukesha, WI

#6 Nov 30, 2009
Congratulations Honduras! Esta bien me hermonos! Que passa con ustedes? Are you really finally tired of putting warlords in charge? It's to civilized to be true.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#7 Dec 1, 2009
The rest of the world does not recognize this election as the legitimate elected party is not in power. The same occurred in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954,Argentina 1955, Columbia 1957, Venezuelan 1958, Brazil, 1964, Greece 1967, Panama 1968 Cambodia 1970 El Salvador 1973 and Chile 1973. All had elected governments and then their was a coup and the opposition retained control.
JohnnyBoy

Grantsburg, WI

#8 Dec 1, 2009
europa wrote:
The rest of the world does not recognize this election as the legitimate elected party is not in power. The same occurred in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954,Argentina 1955, Columbia 1957, Venezuelan 1958, Brazil, 1964, Greece 1967, Panama 1968 Cambodia 1970 El Salvador 1973 and Chile 1973. All had elected governments and then their was a coup and the opposition retained control.
Apparently you are ill informed. The US and a couple of other countries have passed their approval on the election. The US is the big one because we are the primary trading partner. Also, it is entirely predictable that Honduras' neighbors will go along because they use a Honduran port to export products.

Perhaps Honduras will suffer some loss in aid, but that is a better fate than having a power hungry nut case like Zelaya run the place.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#9 Dec 1, 2009
JohnnyBoy wrote:
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Apparently you are ill informed. The US and a couple of other countries have passed their approval on the election. The US is the big one because we are the primary trading partner. Also, it is entirely predictable that Honduras' neighbors will go along because they use a Honduran port to export products.
Perhaps Honduras will suffer some loss in aid, but that is a better fate than having a power hungry nut case like Zelaya run the place.
The EU does not recognize him and at the Ibero American Summit in Portugal Zelaya's Foreign minister is present. Also President Lulu of Brazil not only backs him but has him protected in the Embassy. Brazil and most of the other Latin American powers as well as countries around the world reject this fraudulent election.
Roberto Zorro

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Dec 1, 2009
Good riddance to Hugo Chavez!! Mel was his puppet. Funny how Hugo recognizes Iran and is friends with their prez who denies the Holocaust. Honduras is free at last. 80 % of registered Hondurans voted. The only ones against Democracy in Honduras are ALBA and their allies. Glad they have distanced themselves. I have 1st hand info that Honduras continues to ship many goods to Europe so really it's all good for Honduras. A new beginning for their newly elected President by the People of Honduras.
JohnnyBoy

United States

#11 Dec 1, 2009
Well, I guess if the Ibero American Summit countries want to negotiate with Zelaya's foreign minister, why not. We maintained a Polish government in exile from 1939 to 1990.

The one point I would make is that if you ever want to travel to Honduras, try for an import/export license, obtain citizenship, or you know, any of that government run type stuff, then you may have to go through the defacto government go get to the Zelaya government. The problem is that the only territory Zelaya corrently controls is the room he is staying in at the Brazilian embassy, which is inside territory currently controlled by that other Honduran government; You know,the one run by a guy named Lobo.

Since: Apr 08

Dallas, Texas

#12 Dec 1, 2009
europa wrote:
The rest of the world does not recognize this election as the legitimate elected party is not in power. The same occurred in Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954,Argentina 1955, Columbia 1957, Venezuelan 1958, Brazil, 1964, Greece 1967, Panama 1968 Cambodia 1970 El Salvador 1973 and Chile 1973. All had elected governments and then their was a coup and the opposition retained control.
Where do you get this crap from? USA, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Peru, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Great Britain, Chech Republic, Poland, Costa Rica...all recognize Honduras and the list is growing and growing.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#13 Dec 1, 2009
Summermoondancer wrote:
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Where do you get this crap from? USA, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Peru, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Great Britain, Chech Republic, Poland, Costa Rica...all recognize Honduras and the list is growing and growing.
All of those countries are American puppets. The countries that matter do not. European Union countries, Brazil,Argentina,Venezuela,Bol ivia,Chile and so on. The countries you mention above do not have a foreign policy interest in that region or like i said are American puppets.
The election is invalid. It is no legal than the election of Ahmadinejad in Iran. If this right wing dictator is allowed to stay in power democracy will be shattered for the region.
Dan USA

Waukesha, WI

#14 Dec 1, 2009
Hey "europa," you should clarify yourself about puppets. You are a puppet of the American Irish lobby, perhaps the most influential in Washington DC. not to mention that the best bars in America are Irish. But then you perhaps are an immigrant Arab now living in Dublin, which disqualifies you entirely.
JRobert

Milford, CT

#15 Dec 1, 2009
europa wrote:
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The EU does not recognize him and at the Ibero American Summit in Portugal Zelaya's Foreign minister is present. Also President Lulu of Brazil not only backs him but has him protected in the Embassy. Brazil and most of the other Latin American powers as well as countries around the world reject this fraudulent election.
The EU is a blustering nonentity in international politics. Who cares if they recognize the election?

Congratulations and a hearty "well done!" to the people of Honduras, who stood up to the Marxists of the world.
Mrs Chan

China

#17 Dec 2, 2009
This Honduras case should be taken to the U.N. to be settled there.
JRobert

United States

#18 Dec 2, 2009
Mrs Chan wrote:
This Honduras case should be taken to the U.N. to be settled there.
Sure. Immediately after China settles the Tibetan "case" before the U.N.

Honduras is a sovereign nation that worked within its Constitution to remove a threat of takeover by a Marxist who wanted to follow the Chavez model in Venezuela. Honduran citizens chose a new President and the rest of the world needs to butt out.
Roberto Zorro

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Dec 2, 2009
It's a done deal. Honduras voted and they chose a president who will serve 4 years. Only oppressive regimes are against this. Mostly those of Marxists regimes and those against rights of the people(such as Iran,etc) European countries are recipients of Honduran goods. The Chancelor to Spain is meeting with Pepe. Don't the evil ppl just hate Conservatives. Hugo Chavez got a big black eye. ALBA has been EXPOSED.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#20 Dec 2, 2009
Roberto Zorro wrote:
It's a done deal. Honduras voted and they chose a president who will serve 4 years. Only oppressive regimes are against this. Mostly those of Marxists regimes and those against rights of the people(such as Iran,etc) European countries are recipients of Honduran goods. The Chancelor to Spain is meeting with Pepe. Don't the evil ppl just hate Conservatives. Hugo Chavez got a big black eye. ALBA has been EXPOSED.
As usual the propaganda in the US and other Latin American countries is clear to see. Military backed coups are good while Democratic reforms are bad. That is the message that is coming out of the backwaters of rural America. The Honduran and other Latin American Right wing parties in Mexico,Columbia and Peru are extreme Fascist parties that have blood on their hands. Thankful the old days of the Dirty War and Operation Condor are behind us when Brutal Latin American warlords perpetrated horrendous crimes. Unlike Pinochet Castro never fell and by contrast left wing parties have come to power in all other Latin American states. As an Irishman and a member of a Confederation of European states i am proud to support the left wing parties trying to bring reform to that Continent. Reforms that the right wing fascists are desperate to prevent.
JRobert

United States

#21 Dec 2, 2009
europa wrote:
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As usual the propaganda in the US and other Latin American countries is clear to see. Military backed coups are good while Democratic reforms are bad. That is the message that is coming out of the backwaters of rural America. The Honduran and other Latin American Right wing parties in Mexico,Columbia and Peru are extreme Fascist parties that have blood on their hands. Thankful the old days of the Dirty War and Operation Condor are behind us when Brutal Latin American warlords perpetrated horrendous crimes. Unlike Pinochet Castro never fell and by contrast left wing parties have come to power in all other Latin American states. As an Irishman and a member of a Confederation of European states i am proud to support the left wing parties trying to bring reform to that Continent. Reforms that the right wing fascists are desperate to prevent.
Hooray for the brave government of Honduras that legally used the Honduran Constitution to turn away an attempt by Marxist gits (like this one) who wanted to destroy their Democratic country by turning it into another Venezuela or Cuba.

Hooray for the PEOPLE of Honduras, who have expressed their confidence in their government by electing a new President.

“LouC”

Since: Oct 09

Des Moines IA

#22 Dec 2, 2009
europa wrote:
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As usual the propaganda in the US and other Latin American countries is clear to see. Military backed coups are good while Democratic reforms are bad. That is the message that is coming out of the backwaters of rural America. The Honduran and other Latin American Right wing parties in Mexico,Columbia and Peru are extreme Fascist parties that have blood on their hands. Thankful the old days of the Dirty War and Operation Condor are behind us when Brutal Latin American warlords perpetrated horrendous crimes. Unlike Pinochet Castro never fell and by contrast left wing parties have come to power in all other Latin American states. As an Irishman and a member of a Confederation of European states i am proud to support the left wing parties trying to bring reform to that Continent. Reforms that the right wing fascists are desperate to prevent.
Dude! What are you smoking? What interest does a Irishman and the Confederation of euro states have in Honduras? I understand you are a leftist but it just happened to be that the right wing won this battle in Honduras. Quit throwing your leftist agenda by using words like warlords and operation condor (which buy the way had nothing to do with Honduras) Just for once admit to yourself that a small country in Central America and its people stood up to the world for it beliefs. Now thats not propaganda it's the TRUTH!

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#23 Dec 2, 2009
JRobert wrote:
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Hooray for the brave government of Honduras that legally used the Honduran Constitution to turn away an attempt by Marxist gits (like this one) who wanted to destroy their Democratic country by turning it into another Venezuela or Cuba.
Hooray for the PEOPLE of Honduras, who have expressed their confidence in their government by electing a new President.
I expect no less from anti democrats like yourself. No respect for the people of Honduras. A referendum was promised to the people for Zeleya to have a fourth term. In Egypt a referendum was held to have a fourth term
http://www.hsje.org/articleposting/_aticlepos...

Azerbaijan has voted for their leader to have a fourth term. So why is their a coup in Honduras and everyone is complaining if other countries allowed the same sort of referendum to take place.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#24 Dec 2, 2009
louC wrote:
<quoted text>Dude! What are you smoking? What interest does a Irishman and the Confederation of euro states have in Honduras? I understand you are a leftist but it just happened to be that the right wing won this battle in Honduras. Quit throwing your leftist agenda by using words like warlords and operation condor (which buy the way had nothing to do with Honduras) Just for once admit to yourself that a small country in Central America and its people stood up to the world for it beliefs. Now thats not propaganda it's the TRUTH!

Military rule holds no sway in the 21st century.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#25 Dec 2, 2009
Any country that condones the overthrow of an elected government is culpable in the crimes of the Military states actions.

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