MANUEL ZELAYA TAKEN BY MILITARY TO COSTA RICA
COUP D’ETAT IN HONDURAS
The constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya has been removed from office by military forces, who arrested him and brought the country to Costa Rica, its constitutional mandate ended January 27, 2010.
The Honduran Congress decided, unanimously, “unlikely” to Zelaya “for his apparent misconduct” and for “repeated violations of the Constitution and the law and disregard of orders and judgments of the institutions”, according to a statement.
Honduras’ military forces suppressed during the afternoon of Monday, June 29, citizens who were demonstrating outside the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa to demand the return of the constitutional president, Manuel Zelaya.
The assault of the military killed an employee of the company Unitel. 7 were also produced hundreds of arrests and disappearances.
Sunday June 28, the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was taken from his home by soldiers, gunpoint, according to his own statements and almost naked, and took him to an area only to be deposited in Costa Rica, being in charge of the presidency, Congress leader Roberto Micheletti, who was sworn in as new president and declared a curfew.
“I’ve been kidnapped and forcibly expelled and this is an illegitimate act,” Zelaya said in a press conference in San Jose, along with his counterpart from Costa Rica, Oscar Arias.
>It all started with a consultation to be held this Sunday, which was not binding, in which citizens should decide to carry out certain amendments to the Constitution, one of which was lower than that re-election.
This consultation was suspended by the Supreme Court. In favor of the consultation were workers’ organizations, students and the leftist Democratic Unification party.
It all happened when it was feared for the life of the Chancellor Patricia Rodas, he had already disappeared, also abducted by military forces, but is already in Mexico, where Felipe Calderon, supports the return of Manuel Zelaya to power and was still considered President of Honduras holder.
Military aircraft and helicopters patrol the Honduran capital, while several hundred demonstrators gathered outside the house of government. The teacher leader Eulogio Chavez said that all cabinet ministers were detained by military Zelaya holding them in places not identified.
At the moment, Manuel Zelaya, is in Nicaragua where he carried out a reunion of the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas), who withdrew their ambassadors until Zelaya of Honduras is not restored there as president, All agents making up the ALBA, supporting the constitutional President Manuel Zelaya.
Also in Managua is taken place the meeting of Central American Integration System (SICA), who deal with the situation in Honduras and the steps to follow to return to the presidency of Manuel Zelaya.
The UN, met in the General Assembly requested the return of Manuel Zelaya, his office as constitutional president, and to declare illegitimate government that is currently in Honduras, on the other hand Honduran president to invite him to appear before the General Assembly the UN to present the case of Honduras and to the latest reports of what goes on there.
Meanwhile, the OAS (Organization of American States) , has also condemned the coup d’etat has occurred in Honduras, and diplomatic ties to help solve the problem.
When starting a special session of the OAS, made up of ambassadors from the 34 member states, the Honduran ambassador to the OAS, Carlos Sosa, said: “Honduras seeks condemnation says, emphatically, the coup d’etat.”Friday past, the OAS Permanent Council had already approved a resolution calling for the dispatch of a commission to Honduras to analyze the situation, to “contribute to a comprehensive national dialogue to find democratic solutions to the crisis.
Even the European Union, as the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in several statements condemning the coup in Honduras and demanded the return of Manuel Zelaya to his duties as president of the republic.
I do not how Manuel Zelaya is like a president but i believe in democracy, i believe is the only way to respect rights of all the person,
is the most precious value and not to end an alleged wrong president to do something worse, end up with democracy, the people elected him, there was a referendum and did not want the reelecion be voted against and was removed.
I wish to the brotherly people of Honduras, can overcome this incident that the authorities were created, and that democracy returns to their country.
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