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Brazil to reconsider the latest events in Honduras

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 00:55 UTC
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Marcos Aurelio García, President Lula da Silva’s international affairs advisor Marcos Aurelio García, President Lula da Silva’s international affairs advisor

Brasilia runs the risk of “isolation” if it does not recognize Honduras presidential elections according to Brazilian member of Congress Raul Jungmann, the only representative from his country to be part of an observers’ international committee on Sunday’s ballot.

The Brazilian press also pointed out to a similar situation quoting President Lula da Silva’s international affairs advisor Marco Aurelio García who said the government would be analyzing the latest events in Honduras.

Jungmann from the opposition party Socialist Popular party said that if the administration of Lula da Silva does not review its position regarding the Honduras situation it will “isolate” itself from the international community where there is a growing consensus in favour of recognizing Sunday’s elections results.

“It’s inevitable that the government changes position, maybe not now, but at the end Brazil will have to recognize that the electoral process in Honduras did effectively abide by democratic principles”, added Jungmann.

“Popular will is sovereign” and the Honduran ballot was “normal, transparent”, added the Congress member.

Meantime the Rio do Janerio O’Globo published in its cover that “Brazil could reconsider its position on Honduras”, following the Sunday announcement not to recognize the Honduran election.

Brazil cut all relations with the Honduras de facto government immediately following the June 28 coup, when president Zelaya was ousted and is now under protection in the Brazilian embassy.

Marcos Aurelio García admitted that the “if the government considers it has to change its position, it will do so…we need to consider the latest events”.

However Garcia said that Brazil has not yet reviewed its position and reiterated that “we do not recognize Sunday’s election results”.

During the Ibero-American summit in Portugal, García who accompanied President Lula da Silva argued that “there was a coup and the elections were used to a great extent to legitimize the coup”.

Categories: Politics, Brazil, Latin America.

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  • Luis

    Shamefull situation, no matter what president was elected, zelaya must return to the government, or be in trials with the posibility to defend himself from acusations.
    Recognizing this new illegitimate government its a recognition of the dictature prociding.
    I would like to know what's our british friends think about this situation.

    Dec 03rd, 2009 - 03:29 am 0
  • Reality_Chk

    The guy hiding in the embassy already signed an agreement to end this crisis and form a government of national unity for the remainder of his term.

    His own political party, the Liberals, control Congress.

    All he has to do, under the terms of the agreement, is convince them to return him to office for the remainder of his term.

    He may plead his case to the congress, which is controlled by his own political party.

    They, the congress, has the power to return him to power for the rest of his term under the terms of the power sharing agreement. His political party controls congress.

    The congress planned to vote on doing exactly that, today December 2nd, 2009.

    But the guy hiding in the embassy has already said he will refuse to serve as the President even if the Congress votes for him.

    He has also refused to present his list of cabinet ministers for the Unity Government, as he was required to do several weeks ago, by the written agreement he signed to end this crisis.

    Apparently this guy wants the international community to let him violate the written agreement he signed, and he wants the international community to void the election for the next President who will replace him after his current term ends, and he wants the international community to starve his fellow citizens until he is returned to power under terms he will make up as he goes along.

    This guy either wants to be a dictator, or he is just a very crazy politician.

    Good Luck, if you support this guy, you are going to need it.

    Dec 03rd, 2009 - 06:03 am 0
  • Nicholas

    Brazil should let it go and just move on..they gained a bit but not as much as they wished..big deal..

    Dec 03rd, 2009 - 11:34 am 0
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