Hondurans Still Putting Up The Good Fight

From Reuters:

Honduras has lodged legal proceedings against Brazil at the U.N. court in The Hague seeking an end to Brazil allowing ousted President Manuel Zelaya to take refuge in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa.  Zelaya has been holed up at the heavily guarded Brazilian embassy since he snuck back into the country last month…

Honduras says Zelaya and others are using the embassy as a platform for political propaganda, “threatening the peace and internal public order of Honduras.”

Honduras requested the court declare that Brazil does not have the right to allow its embassy to be used to promote “manifestly illegal activities” by Honduran citizens.  It wants the court to order Brazil to stop providing refuge.


And in a related story from McClatchy:

Republicans amped up their criticism Thursday of the Obama administration’s Honduras policy, asking the Government Accountability Office to investigate the State Department’s role in the crisis in Honduras.  Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., said members of the Honduran congress told visiting members of Congress that the U.S. ambassador to Honduras was trying to put “Zelaya cronies” into government posts.

“There seems to have been a pattern of aggressive involvement by our ambassador to actively try to violate the law and the constitution,” he said.  A spokesman at the State Department declined to comment Thursday…


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