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VENEZUELANS ENTHUSIASTICALLY CELEBRATE THE DAY OF LOYALTY AND LOVE FOR PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ

On 8 December 2016, in the General Headquarter from the Mountain-“El Cuartel”, Venezuelans marked the four-year anniversary of former president Hugo Chavez’s last speech, with current head of state President Nicolas Maduro calling for national unity.

“We must keep alive the flame of our comandante Hugo Chavez,” Maduro told supporters of Bolivarian revolution gathered in large numbers in Caracas.

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The president said the last four years have been difficult for Venezuela, but argued the country’s socialist revolution has survived despite an “economic war” being waged by his political opponents and international oligarchy.

 

“We can say that in four years we have been loyal to comandante Chavez,” President Maduro said.

Elsewhere in Caracas, light shows displayed images of Chavez on buildings and a special service with cabinet ministers, social movement leaders and international guests such as the former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was held in the “El Cuartel” Mountain Barracks where President Chávez was laid to rest.

Thursday marked four years since Chavez gave his last speech, before heading to Cuba to undertake a final round of cancer treatment in December 2012. During the now iconic speech, Chavez expressed hope he would return to Venezuela to resume his position as president but also taken provisions to the contrary.

 

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“I have complete faith that with God’s help we will emerge victorious. We have always lived from one miracle to another,” he said at the time.

He also urged his supporters to back Nicolas Maduro in the case of his own death as the only leader who can direct toward victory his Bolivarian Revolution.

 

The last speech of President Hugo Chavez is largely credited to being a chartered road toward progress and development for Venezuela and is cherished by Venezuelans and international leaders as the quintessence of Bolivarian way of building a powerful democracy and a progressive country.

 

“If something were to happen that would make it impossible for me to be president, Nicolas Maduro should assume power for the short time left in this term. But also, it is my firm opinion, my complete and irrevocable opinion, that under this scenario, you should all vote for Nicolas,” he said.

 

The ceremonies were attended by progressive thinkers, journalists, members of trade unions, diplomats and political leaders from across Asia, America and Africa among them being noted the former President of Honduras and present President of Popular Resistance Movement, Manuel Zelaya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti, Pierrot Delienne, Chilean senator Alejandro Navarro, minister of culture of Cuba, Abel Prieto, Dominican Republic Minister of Industry and Commerce, Temistocles Montas and Argentinian singer and composer Pedro Aznar and Chinese painter Jun Chengsong who presented a special portrait made to honor Chavez legacy.

December 12, 2016 Posted by | Blackseanews Agency, BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION, PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Venezuela | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

EIGHT PREDICTIONS FOR 2010 by Dr. Anton Caragea

EIGHT PREDICTIONS FOR  2010

It is in human nature deeply rooted the desire to see what is the future reserving for us. In the ancient times Sybille’s priestess in a cave near Rome interpreted the sacred Sibylline Book to see what the New Year will bring for Rome. Today the desire to know the future remain as strong as ever but the technique has certainly improved. Today geopolitics is here to help us guide our way in the next year. So what will bring to us 2010?  

The end of economic crisis?

Certainly something that everybody will like to see in 2010 is an end to the powerful economic crisis that is ripping havoc in international economy. Unfortunately 2010 is a decisive year in economy but with a double potential: to show the end of recession or to provoke another catastrophic fall. The economic dates are far away from a promising future. The US economy still has to face with the consequence of a real estate market that is suffocated by offers but also in lingering demand because of the strict policy applied by banks. Also financial sector proved his vulnerability to external pressure when the so called Dubai World bobble burst in November 2009 the New York Stock Exchange suffered a fall of 8 %. This vulnerability to foreign market will still be a major factor in influencing US economy recovery. Crushing stock markets in Asia or Middle East will sure happen in 2010 as the international banking system is slaw in offering collaterals and credit to pharaoh type projects that where starting before crisis and needs financing to be completed. These big projects are a sward with two directions, if they are not completed investor confidence will fall and as a result we will see depreciating values of stacks and bankruptcy if they are completed they will find a market already saturated and they will collapse.

A ghost is troubling the continent: Unemployment.

We all remember K. Marx beginning of Capital: a ghost is wondering the continent: the communism. Well now another ghost is showing here ugly face from New York to London: unemployment. The latest data from United States are crippling any hope of recovery, with 85.000 jobs lost only in December the economy of US is in severe shape and with more than 600.000 people relinquishing any hope for finding a new job the prospects seamed deem. In Europe the situation is even grey, German Federal Government admitted in November that the figures showing the German economy out of recession are exaggerated, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia face national bankruptcy and Spain, Italy, Ireland are fallowing closely and with national bankruptcy looming over Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria economy is still clear that Europe economy is continuing his downfall rapidly.

China and India: how long the miracle can last?

This year the only good news from world economy come from India and China that relied on a huge internal market (more than 1 billon each) to continue to grow in a down fall year. But this maneuver could not be sustained for 2010 economist predicts. Two are the main reasons: the grow of internal market demand could only be sustained by increase in wages that will affect both China and India competitiveness on external market. The second reason is that the internal market is not producing hard currency (dollars or Euros) that both India and China need for their developing economy but they only acquired more of their one currency with no value on international market. China and India continuous grow could only be sustained by cutting their economy from international market and this will be another catastrophe for international economy. In conclusion 2010 will be decisive in shaping the way for a recovery or for another crisis.

Democrats lose control.

In United States 2010 is an electoral year in which the democrats and republican will fight for control of Legislative. In this fight democrats enter on the lame duck position, in economy the financial support offered generously by B. Obama did not produced neither the necessary recovery neither the economic climate improvement, on international policy US troops are still embattled in Iraq, in Afghanistan a long war of guerrilla will claim his life toll in 2010 and Obama just make the monumental mistake in involving US military in a new conflict in Yemen. With none of his campaign pledges honored and a dire economic situation B. Obama is having little to show for, a situation that republican will get the best of it.

Israel – a new military adventure.

In Middle East the clouds of a new war are rapidly getting strength. In Israel an embattled Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is seeing his cabinet position weaker and weaker by days go done. Israel Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman has found himself excluded for Mediterranean Union projects talks as a result of Turkey veto and Arab country refusal to talk with him for his extremist views (the most inflammatory remark being the possibility of an attack on Aswan Dam in Egypt to disrupt Egypt economy). Inside Israel the dispute surrounding construction in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem is further weakening his cabinet. In this case as Ehud Olmert has done in 2008 attacking Gaza or Menahem Begin invading Lebanon in 1982 is clear that the cabinet will try to avoid collapse by launching a new attach in the region. The best target is Gaza already weakened by the 2008 war and by 3 years of total blockade. An operation in Gaza could dismantle Hamas and provide a strategic victory with little human life cost so probably this will be the next target. But also there are voice that suggest that an attack on Lebanon infrastructure will be more beneficial for Israel that economically bothered by Lebanon tourism and investment opportunity competition in the region. But is probably that Israel will restrain his goal at more achievable level and a strike on Gaza seems the most likely scenario for 2010.                 

Pakistan: between civilian rule and military intervention.

Pakistan situation is dire: economy fall by 20% percent, unemployment is huge (more then 18%) and banking system is showing sign of collapse. With the army engaged in frontier battles at border with Afghanistan and with a continuous line of interior attacks the last things Pakistan needs is a political crisis. But exactly this is what 2010 will bring.  The embattled president Ali Zardari was forced to relinquish nuclear arms control to his prime minister and also to face a corruption charges that could lead to his downfall. The only civilian personality that could take his place is former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But we must not forget that Mr. Sharif was deposed in a bloodless coup d’état in 1996 by the military and replaced with General Perwez Musharaf. Bringing him back to power will just mean that the history will be re-write. In any case if there will not be a political solution to Pakistan economic and political crisis the military will step in and this time with the accord of Washington that is eager to see stability at the front door of Pakistan at any cost in order to defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan. A general that will promise Washington tranquility at the southern border of Afghanistan will be acclaimed just as Perwez Musharaf was in 2001 after September attacks.

Latin America.

2010 also witness another tension fleering up: in Honduras a coup d’état mounted by military in convergence with right wing politicians toppled the legitimate president: Manuel Zelaya, crush any civilian resistance and despite international condemnation consolidated there regime in illegal elections. This became now a study case in United States and the region where many want to see left wing politicians as Evo Morales, Hugo Chavez and Rafael Correa overthrown. The Honduras success receipt will be surely repeated in another Latin America country this year. The question is where?

In Bolivia where a so called independent state in the center of the country has elected a parliament and a government and tries to overthrown Evo Morales in a civilian and military coup ? Or in Venezuela where Hugo Chavez is now under Columbian army pressure, irregular militia that crossed the border from Columbia to attack Venezuelan objectives on daily bases and where United States just opened up military bases?

Finally Rafael Correa of Ecuador is also on the black list; Ecuadorian military trained and grown by United States is also shooing sign that could change lines. Where will be CIA next revolution in Latin America?   Newsweek citing informed sources from CIA announced that Venezuela is the prime candidate for a „freedom” operation in Caribbean.  

China`s decision.

2010 will also be a decisive year for China that will be presented in the Security Council with sanctions proposal for Iran and Sudan. Both countries are strong allies of China, suppliers with gas and oil for increasing Chinese demands and both countries have a tension relationship with United States. China will have to decide; to give a go ahead to future sanctions could spell clearing the road for war. Everybody remembers in Security Council the 2002 resolution against Iraq that threatened the Baghdad regime with serious consequences if they don’t comply. United States decided that serious consequences could mean war and launch the attack on Iraq. A similar resolution today imposed on Teheran will be just a final step to war. China seemed to be aware of this and will have to choose between open opposition to United States agenda or temporary acceptance of US demands. The present strategy of China of temporization could no longer work in 2010.

This are just of the few decision that international policy and market decision makers will be confronted in this decisive year between peace and war, crisis or recovery , coup d’état or liberty. The answer will be decided in the next 12 month. We will live with the consequence.

Professor Anton Caragea PhD, MA, FINS

January 12, 2010 Posted by | Diplomacy, Eastern Europe, Ecology, Economy, Environment, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Latin America, Leaders, Mass media, News, Open Letter, Politics, Religion, Russia, United States | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FIDEL CASTRO TO DIPLOMATIC CENTER

WHAT SHOULD BE DEMANDED FROM THE UNITED STATES by FIDEL CASTRO

Fidel Castro

                                               

The meeting in Costa Rica didn’t, nor could it, lead to peace.  The people of Honduras are not at war, it’s just the perpetrators of the coup who are using weapons against the people.  One should demand that they cease their war against the people.  That meeting between Zelaya and the coup was only good for discrediting the constitutional president and wearing away at the energies of the Honduran people.

World public opinion learned about what was happening in that country through the images broadcast by international television, basically Telesur, which without losing a single second, faithfully broadcast each one of the events happening in Honduras, the speeches made and the unanimous agreements of the international bodies against the coup.

The world could watch the blows that rained down on men and women, the thousands of tear gas bombs thrown into the crowd, the rude gestures with weapons of war and the shots intended to intimidate, wound or murder citizens.

The idea that the US ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, didn’t know about or discouraged the coup is absolutely false.  He knew about it, just like the American military advisors who didn’t stop for a minute in their training of Honduran troops.

Today we know that the idea to promote a peace process from Costa Rica arose from the offices of the State Department, in order to contribute to the strengthening of the military coup.

The coup was conceived and organized by unscrupulous characters on the far-right, who were officials in the confidence of George W. Bush and had been promoted by him.

All of them, without exception, have a thick file of activities against Cuba.  Hugo Lorens, the ambassador in Honduras since the middle of 2008, is a Cuban-American.  He is part of the group of aggressive US ambassadors in Central America, made up of Robert Blau, the ambassador in El Salvador, Stephen McFarland in Guatemala and Robert Callahan in Nicaragua, all appointed by Bush in the months of July and August of 2008.

The four of them follow the line of Otto Reich and John Negroponte who, together with Oliver North, were responsible for the dirty war against Nicaragua and the death squads in Central America that cost the peoples of the region tens of thousands of lives.

Negroponte was Bush’s representative at the United Nations, the US intelligence tsar, and finally under-secretary of State.  Both he and Otto Reich, using different routes, were behind the coup in Honduras.  

The base at Soto Cano in that country, home to the Joint Task Force-Bravo of the US Armed Forces, is the main point of support for the coup d’état in Honduras.  

The United States has the dismal plan to create five more military bases around Venezuela, with the excuse of replacing the one in Manta, Ecuador.

The absurd adventure of the coup d’état in Honduras has created a really complicated situation in Central America that cannot be resolved with trickery, deceit and lies.

Every day we learn about new details in the US implication in that action that will also have serious repercussions in all of Latin America. 

The idea of a peace initiative from Costa Rica was transmitted to the president of that country from the State Department when Obama was in Moscow and he was declaring at a Russian university that the only president of Honduras was Manuel Zelaya.

The perpetrators of the coup were in a predicament.  The initiative transmitted to Costa Rica was seeking the goal of saving them.  It is clear that every day of delay has a cost for the constitutional president and tends to dilute the extraordinary international support he has received.  The Yankee manoeuvre does not increase the possibilities for peace, just the opposite, it decreases them, and the danger of violence grows, since the peoples of our America will never resign themselves to the fate that has been programmed for them.

With the Costa Rica meeting, the authority of the UN, the OAS and the other institutions that committed their support to the people of Honduras is being questioned. 

When Micheletti, the de facto president, yesterday announced that he is willing to step down from his position if Zelaya resigns, I already knew that the State Department and the military in the coup had agreed to replace him and send him again to Congress as part of the manoeuvre.

The only correct thing to do at this moment is to demand that the government of the United States ceases its intervention, stops giving military aid to the coup and pulls out its Task Force from Honduras. 

What they want to demand from the Honduran people in the name of peace is to deny all the principles for which all the nations of this hemisphere have fought. 

 “Respect for the rights of others means peace”, said Juárez.

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Diplomacy, Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, International Relation, Leaders, Mass media, News, Open Letter, Politics, United States | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FIDEL CASTRO: PUCISTII DIN HONDURAS FAC GRESALA SINUCIGASA

REFLECŢIILE COMANDANTULUI FIDEL: 

O GREŞALĂ SINUCIGASA

    În reflecţia scrisă în noaptea de joi, 25, acum trei zile, am spus: „Nu ştim ce se va întâmpla în această noapte sau mâine în Honduras, dar  atitudinea curajoasă a lui Zelaya va rămâne în istorie.”   Cu două paragrafe mai sus semnalam: „…Ceea ce se va întâmpla acolo va fi un test pentru OSA şi pentru actuala administraţie a Statelor Unite.”

    Preistorica instituţie interamericană se reunise la Washington, şi printr-o palidă şi călduţă rezoluţie a promis să facă demersurile pertinente imediat pentru a  ajunge la o armonie între părţile  în divergenţă. Adică, o negociere între pucişti şi Preşedintele constituţional al Honduras.    Înaltul şef militar care continua să fie la comanda Forţelor Armate honduriene făcea declaraţii publice în dicrepanţă cu poziţiile Preşedintelui, în timp ce numai în mod pur formal îi recunoştea autoritatea.    Nu aveau nevoie de altceva puciştii de la OSA. I-a durut în cot de prezenţa unui mare număr de observatori internaţionali care au venit în ţară pentru a urmări  o consultare populară, cărora Zelaya le-a vorbit până târziu noaptea. Înainte de ivirea zorilor de azi au  lansat circa  200 de soldaţi profesionişti bine antrenaţi şi înarmaţi contra  reşedinţei Preşedintelui,  ei au îndepărtat brutal escadronul Gărzii de Onoare şi l-au sechestrat pe Zelaya,  care dormea în acele momente, l-au dus la baza aeriană, l-au urcat cu forţa într-un avion şi l-au dus pe un aeroport din Costa Rica.    La ora 8:30 dimineaţa, am aflat de la Telesur ştirea asaltării Casei Prezidenţiale şi a sechestrării. Preşedintele nu a putut să asiste la actul iniţial  al consultării populare care avea loc în această duminică. Nu se ştia ce făcuseră cu el.

    Canalul oficial de televiziune a fost închis. Voiau să împiedice răspândirea prematură  a acţiunii trădătoare prin Telesur şi Cubavision Internacional, care informau despre evenimente.  De aceea au suspendat centrele de retransmisie şi au sfârşit prin a întrerupe electricitatea în toată ţara.  Congresul şi înaltele tribunale amestecate în conspiraţie nu publicaseră deciziile care  justificau conjuraţia.  Mai întâi au săvârşit incalificabila lovitură militară şi apoi au legalizat-o.    Poporul s-a trezit cu faptele consumate şi a început să reacţioneze cu indignare crescândă. Nu se ştia de soarta lui Zelaya. Trei ore mai târziu, reacţia populară  era de aşa natură încât s-au văzut femei lovindu-i cu pumnul pe soldaţii ale căror arme aproape că le cădeau din mână din pură stupoare şi nervozitate. Iniţial mişcările păreau cele ale unei lupte ciudate contra fantomelor,  mai apoi încercau să acopere cu mâinile camerele  de la Telesur,  îi luau la ochi cu puştile tremurânde pe reporteri, şi din când în când, în timp ce mulţimea înainta, soldaţii dădeau înapoi.  Au trimis transportoare blindate cu tunuri şi mitraliere. Populaţia   ţinea piept fără teamă blindatelor; reacţia populară era uimitoare.

     În jurul orei 2 după amiaza,  în înţelegere cu puciştii, o majoritate domesticită a Congresului l-a demis pe Zelaya, Preşedintele Constituţional al Honduras, şi a desemnat un nou Şef de Stat,  afirmând către lume că acesta demisionase, prezentând o semnătură falsificată. După câteva minute, Zelaya, de la un aeroport din Costa Rica, a informat despre cele petrecute şi a dezminţit categoric ştirea demisiei sale.  Conspiratorii s-au făcut de râs în faţa lumii.     Multe lucruri s-au întâmplat astăzi. Cubavision  s-a dedicat în întregime demascării loviturii, informând tot timpul populaţia noastră.

     Au fost fapte cu caracter net fascist, care chiar dacă erau de aşteptat  uimesc.     Patricia Rodas, ministrul Relaţiilor Externe al Honduras, a fost după Zelaya obiectivul fundamental al puciştilor.  Un alt detaşament a fost trimis la reşedinţa ei. Ea, curajoasă şi hotărâtă, s-a mişcat rapid, n-a pierdut nici un minut ca să denunţe prin toate mijloacele lovitura. Ambasadorul nostru luase legătura cu Patricia pentru a cunoaşte situaţia, aşa cum au făcut şi alţi ambasadori.  La un moment dat le-a solicitat reprezentanţilor diplomatici ai Venezuelei, Nicaraguăi şi Cubei să vină să se întâlnească cu ea, care,  hărţuită cu ferocitate, avea nevoie de protecţie diplomatică. Ambasadorul nostru, care din prima clipă era autorizat să dea  sprijinul maxim ministrului constituţional şi legal, a  plecat s-o întâlnească  la reşedinţa ei proprie. Pe când erau deja în casa ei,  comandamentul puciştilor l-a trimis pe maiorul Oceguerra s-o aresteze. Ei s-au pus în faţa femeii şi le-au spus că se află sub protecţie diplomatică şi nu o pot lua decât în compania ambasadorilor. Oceguerra a discutat cu ei şi a făcut-o în mod respectuos. După câteva minute au pătruns în casă vreo 12 sau 15  bărbaţi în uniforme şi  cu capul acoperit. Cei trei ambasadori o apără cu corpul lor pe Patricia; mascaţii acţionează cu brutalitate şi reuşesc s-o smulgă de lângă ambasadorii Venezuelei şi Nicaraguăi; Hernandez o apucă cu putere de un braţ, în timp ce mascaţii  îi târăsc pe cei doi spre o furgonetă;  îi duc la baza aeriană, unde reuşesc să-i separe, şi o iau.  Pe când era reţinut acolo, Bruno, care avea veşti despre sechestrare,  comunică cu el prin celular; un mascat încearcă să-i ia  cu brutalitate telefonul; ambasadorul cubanez,  care fusese deja lovit în casa Patriciei, le strigă: Nu mă împingeţi, cojones!” Nu-mi amintesc dacă cuvântul pe care l-a rostit  a fost vreodată folosit de Cervantes, dar fără îndoială ambasadorul Juan Carlos Hernandez a îmbogăţit limba noastră.     Apoi i-au dat drumul pe o şosea departe de misiune şi înainte să-l abandoneze i-au spus că dacă vorbeşte s-ar putea să i se întâmple ceva şi mai rău. „Nimic nu este mai rău ca moartea!”, le-a răspuns el cu demnitate, „şi  de asta nu mă tem de voi.” Locuitorii din zonă l-au ajutat să se întoarcă la ambasadă de unde imediat  a luat din nou legătura cu Bruno.

     Cu comandanţii puciştilor nu se poate negocia, trebuie să li se ceară  demisia şi ca alţi ofiţeri mai tineri şi  ne-cumpăraţi de oligarhie să ocupe conducerea militară; sau nu va fi niciodată un guvern „al poporului,  pentru popor şi prin popor” în Honduras.    Puciştii,  încercuiţi şi izolaţi, nu au nici o salvare posibilă dacă se  abordează problema cu fermitate.    Până şi doamna Clinton a declarat în orele după-amiezii că Zelaya este singurul Preşedinte al Honduras, şi puciştii hondurieni nici măcar nu respiră fără ajutorul Statelor Unite.   

  În pijama până acum câteva ore, Zelaya va fi recunoscut de lume ca singurul Preşedinte Constituţional al Hondruas. 

Fidel Castro

FIDEL CASTRO RUZ

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Economy, Foreign policy, History, Informations, Latin America, Mass media, News, Politics, Religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honduras coup d’état: will Latin America return to era of military dictatorship? By Professor Anton Caragea

Honduras coup d’état: will Latin America return to era of military dictatorship? By Professor Anton Caragea 

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At the early hours of 28 of June 300 military enter the Honduras Presidential Palace, disarmed the Presidential Guard and arrest the President Manuel Zelaya. The President was quickly exiled to Costa Rica while the landlords Parliaments appointed a poppet president    , one of the richest men in the country.  The first word of the deposed President: this is a coup d’état not only against Honduras but the world? Is he right?

Why was ousted Manuel Zelaya?

In only 3 years after winning the presidential poll in 2006 Manuel Zelaya has being the champion of three major reforms in his country that made him powerful enemies. The first of his planned reforms is a land reform, necessary in a country where 7.000 people (around 0, 1 percent of country population) are owners of 80% percent of the land. The social problem in Honduras is dramatically, with 50% percent of the population below poverty line and unemployment of more than 1, 7 million people the situation is critical. The land reform program was destined to increase little farm, to support city poor from slams to engage in agriculture or alternative economic sectors. But the land owners fight with ferocity to blocked this initiative of President Zelaya as they opposed social program for building roads, sanitation and social houses in the poorest area of the country as they claimed this project where economic unrealistically.

Second project of Zelaya was the constitutional reform needed in a country with social problems, economical unfair system and under an oligarchy rule for more than 50 years. Let’s not forget that the current Constitution was forged under the watchful eye of the military dictatorship and was a condition of the military leaders to restore civilian rule after 20 years of military rule. Zelaya had tried to transform his country in a participative democracy with popular referendum, local’s consultation, extended presidential term and social and economic support for the poor. These changes in the constitution will empower president to make economical reform to improve the living standards of life in the poor stricken country.   The Honduras elite quickly turn into a trans-party alliance of the rich and started to plot the unseat of the president. The decisive moment was the announcement of a non-binding referendum that will prove to the world the Honduras people will for change and constitutional reform. As poll suggested that the referendum will give a more than 70% percent backing to the presidential plan  the opposition launch the coup d’état at the first day of the referendum and burn the ballot boxes.

The third project that created distrust in the President was the moral project, a campaign destined to disclose high pay for the official, to launch corruption enquiry in high state official fortune. This measure cost the president the support of his own Liberal Party made of influential characters many with strong economic ties, the board of the party decided that Zelaya is a loose cannon and a danger to his own party and redrew support for his projects.

The coup will decide Latin America future.

If the coup d’état will work this will be a signal for Latin America that the old days of military dictatorship are back. Already there are frictions between the army and the head of state in Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina. Bolivian president Evo Morales just survive an attempt to his life mounted by extreme right in Bolivia and a military plot was uncover in 2008. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was already a victim of a coup d’état attempt in April 2002 and Rafael Correa of Ecuador was also under threat of military intervention. If Honduras attempt will be a successful one will launch a string of military intervention across Latin America destabilizing the region. Already the European Union expressed a strong support for President Zelaya and Organization of American States expressed recognition for Zelaya as the sole president of Honduras. Strangely enough the US reaction was equivocal voicing only concern for Constitutional rule, an expression that the coup leaders will take as a support of the Constitution and Zelaya`s supporters also as a support of their call for democracy.  In the light of this feeble response questions are poring: was possible that the Honduras military, a long time allied of US to mount a coup d’état without Washington knowledge or consent? Was possible that leaders of the opposition with CIA connection did not ask for support and council for the CIA head quarter before moving to oust the president?  Only the future statements from the White House and a clear and sever condemnation of the coup leaders will fade away this worries.

Will Latin America intervene?

The Honduras coup d’état is a threat to the stability in Latin America announced Hugo Chavez in Managua together with his Nicaragua, Ecuador  and Bolivia counterparts , also this was expressed by European Union representatives voicing support for the people of Honduras who rise against the military took over the country. Now the major issue is, will be Latin America strong enough and united enough to topple the military regime in Honduras? On this question the future of the region hang in balance.

June 29, 2009 Posted by | Ecology, Economy, Environment, Foreign policy, History, Informations, Mass media, News, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment