[Marxism] Zelaya's Return to Tegucigalpa Brings Coup Closer to its End

Richard Fidler rfidler_8 at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 21 14:23:08 MDT 2009


* Calls for face-to-face dialogue, without mediation
* Coup "betrayed and made a mockery of" the Arias process
* Zelaya building public international support and meeting with
resistance leaders
* Calls for Hondurans from around the country to gather in Tegucigalpa

At midday today, 86 days since the military coup d'etat in Honduras,
President Zelaya returned to join the resistance movement in the final
stretch of the long fight to restore constitutional order. As a spy
helicopter buzzed the demonstrators and police poured into the area,
thousands of supporters gather outside the Brazilian embassy to
receive the President. (Telesur has continuous coverage
<http://www.telesurtv.net/noticias/canal/senalenvivo.php> here in
Spanish.)

In his first comments, Zelaya declared a "day of celebration." Zelaya
called on everyone to gather at the Brazilian Embassy, and reasserted
the commitment to non-violence. "I'm not afraid of the judicial
process," he affirmed and added he would face any accusations but that
so far all the coup had produced was calumnious statements.

Zelaya is lining up his support and his strategy in these moments. He
announced that he was waiting for communication from President Lula,
the OAS, the United Nations, the European Union and others in an
interview with Telesur. He said his plan is to initiate internal
dialogue and that the idea is to demonstrate the support of the
international community without involving it in the dialogue. He added
that he has not spoken with de facto government and was meeting with
his cabinet and resistance groups.

Full: http://tinyurl.com/mk99hz

 



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