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Giordano: Reports of a Deal in Honduras Premature

Giordano: Reports of a Deal in Honduras Are Premature

October 30, 2009
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Dear Colleague,

It is being reported and celebrated that a US-brokered deal has been reached in Honduras to allow President Manuel Zelaya back to power. But Publisher Al Giordano writes that the two sides are already disagreeing on what the “agreement” says, including Micheletti’s statement that the it would require Supreme Court approval.

Giordano reports:

“But Micheletti’s claim that a Congressional vote to restore Zelaya would require Supreme Court authorization is a flat out lie, according to a source with Zelaya inside his Brazilian Embassy refuge in Tegucigalpa: ‘That is what the golpistas have put out, but that is NOT the accord… The Supreme Court gives its non-binding opinion to the Congress, but the key is that all of this takes time, time that the golpistas want to keep taking.’

“…The real problem could be the authoritarian Supreme Court. Micheletti’s invention of a non-existent clause in the agreement, one that requires the court’s approval of it, points to where the stalling tactic will come from. This is the same Supreme Court that carried out the coup d’etat on June 28 and has micro-managed the regime’s affairs all summer and fall on a level that would not be appropriate or legal in most countries. Because Honduras’ 1982 Constitution is such a self-conflicted document with many articles that contradict each other, the court has been cherry-picking which laws to discard and which to interpret, often badly.”

Read the complete article online at Narco News:

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/3567/reports-deal-honduras-are-premature

From somewhere in a country called América,

David B. Briones
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