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US turns up heat on Honduras?

Why are we singling Honduras out for wanting to remove a wanna be dictator?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Jul. 22, 2009


    Here are the brief facts.
    Zelaya, the president of Honduras & protege of Chavez, decided that he wanted to be president for more than his one term -- perhaps for life. However, because the histories of Latin America are replete with dictators, Honduras' constitution absolutely forbids anyone from governing for more than one term.
    So, Zelaya decided to follow Chavez's example and change his country's constitution. He decided to do this on his own through a referendum, without the congressional authorization demanded by Honduras's constitution. He even had the ballots printed in Venezuela.
    "A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress. But Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Chavez ship necessary ballots from Venezuela."
    Why the HELL is the US pro-dictator??

    Answer by waldorfmom at 12:40 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • This is scarey.WTH are we doing siding with the WRONG side?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • I find the whole thing odd and well worth monitoring. If you remember our official stance on the Iranian elections was that we were keeping out of it. So in Iran we were for keeping the bad guy and in Honduras we are trying to get the bad guy back in office.

    It almost seems as if this administration thinks it will need the friendships/good will of dictators. Why?

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:49 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Another thought.....terrorists are now being called freedom fighters....

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:50 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • I have been saying along this man (Obama) IS evil.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • The United States needs to stay the hell out of whatever Honduras (or any other country) is doing. We don't want them to come marching up here, telling us what to do, so what gives us the right to do it to them?

    Answer by pagan_mama at 1:09 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Zelaya was democratically elected and was undemocratically thrown out. The US and the OAS are committed to the democratic process which is why he is being backed by all nations. If Zelaya 's record while in office is unsatisfactory , it is up to the electorate to decide whether he stays in office or not, not a self appointed junta of military and their supporters. Just as in the United States, don'tcha know.

    And you may not like Chavez, but he was democratically elected too. The US has a sorry history history of undermining democratically elected governments and replacing them with dictators in South & Central America, and it is encouraging to see this trend seems to be reversed.

    Answer by janet116 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

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