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Brazil to reconsider the latest events in Honduras

Thursday, December 3rd 2009 - 00:55 UTC
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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. Read full article


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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 - Link - Report abuse 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 - Link - Report abuse 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 - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Luis

    You guys seems to have some serious problems of ideals.
    Reality_Chk, that guy hiding in the embassy is no more than the PRESIDENT democratically elected of Honduras. Do you refers to your president that way?.
    People vote not only a political party, people vote who wants for president, so no matter if zelaya's political party support him or not, he still is the president of Honduras becouse he represent the people who voted for him. The dictature must underestand that, the Hondurans must underestand that and you too.
    Reality_Chk, the terms of the agreement was that the congress would decide his restitution before the elecctions, but the congress postponed it to after the elections which by then its a consumated act.
    In any case you are justifying the dictature saying he broke the agreement while the problem is not the agreement but what happened before the it.
    The real problem with you guys is that you get sick every time you hear about socialism. Thats a fact. You dont care if he was kicked out, murdered, expelled, even if he was democratically elected and represent his people's ideals.
    I cant care less if he is communist, socialist, capitalist, right or left. If he was voted by the people he Must do his job. The same happens with Chavez, i would not voted him in a million of years for my country but he was in fact, voted for the people and was expelled by a civil-military coupe de' etat supported by the us.
    Then you full your mouth with words about freedom and democracy values while you support a terrorism of government.

    Dec 03rd, 2009 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • john

    Liberals need to leave Hondurans alone. Zelaya, a rapid anti-semite, viewed as mentally unstable by members of his own party was ousted based on the constitution of Honduras as ruled by the Supreme Court of Honduras. Their law should be paramount in their own country. Zelaya is hated by most Hondurans, with only 30% approval prior to his ouster. Most Hondurans don't want him as their president and the election that just occurred was free and fair with a high turnout. Why is Zelaya still complaining? The elections were monitored by representatives from many countries including several European nations and Honduras is back on track with a new president. Zelaya should just leave. Most Hondurans are thankful he is gone.

    Dec 03rd, 2009 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Luis

    John, if we go back to the 70, our militarys based their dictatorial regimes in their constitutional desing to protect the nation of foreign and INTERNAL enemys.
    The coupe de etat is illegitimate, and there is no justification to take over a democratic government becouse you may feel that the president is anti-semite or mentally unstable.
    Please if those adjective were a justification take in consideration that bush was an ignorant peace of s..t, corrupt, mentally unstable, Like Tony Blair or Brown that may i add that was not even elected. In any case they were not expelled and believe they were much worse for the world than Zelaya for his own nation.
    John, this elections in Honduras might be the most democratic elections ever, but it does not legitimate the coupe de etat.
    All nation have from time to time, a president that have even less than 30% of approval, mine has, but like it or not, they have to finish their time, no matter how much you hate them, you must respect the desition of the mayority of the inhabitants who voted for them.
    I cant believe i have to explain democracy to people who supposedly know more of democracy than me.

    Dec 04th, 2009 - 12:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nicholas

    Please if those adjective were a justification take in consideration that bush was an ignorant peace of s..t, corrupt, mentally unstable, Like Tony Blair or Brown that may i add that was not even elected

    Luis, you forgot to add the Kirchner administration who are worse than lord Blair and Emperor George the greatness of the world..( The king is Henk Paulson ex Goldman Sachs) :)))

    Dec 04th, 2009 - 06:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Luis

    Right Nicholas, kirchner administration too. The list is so big that i wanted to make that shorter.

    Dec 04th, 2009 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bubba

    Brazil needs to put this fish away before it starts to stink up their house. Lula is acting like he is the only voice of reason in the whole affair. Mark Twain said it very well, ”Fish and house guests (or embassy guests) start to stink after a few days”.

    Dec 04th, 2009 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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