Honduras Coup - Day 210 - January 23, 2010
- Countdown to inauguration of Honduran putschist "Pepe" Lobo
By dianabarahona.blogspot.com : January 23, 2010
Only four days left until the Honduran coup is officially dispatched down the memory hole, turned into a fact-on-the-ground by sham elections. Here's a partial list of the world leaders who approve and disapprove of Honduras's unusual form of recalling presidents...
- The State Department Muddies The Waters
By hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com : January 23, 2010
Yesterday Phillip Crowley said in the daily press briefing: "In Honduras, we welcome de facto leader Micheletti’s decision to step down and see that as a positive step that will advance the process of national reconciliation in Honduras. And we look forward to working with the government of President-elect Lobo and note that important work remains to be done to reestablish democratic and constitutional order in Honduras, and we continue to – we will work with the new government in Honduras on full implementation of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accords."
First some context. This was part of a prepared statement Crowley read at the start of the press briefing, not an ad-libbed response to a question. As the gentle reader will already know from our previous post on what Micheletti said in his announcement the other day, he did not step down or otherwise remove himself from power; he merely has removed himself from the public eye.
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