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Chávez is a Global Threat to Peace

The chavistas have claimed that it was a coup d’état in Honduras in 2009, and that the new elected president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, is a “golpista,” a coupster. However, a recent Venezuelan diplomatic cable reveals that the democrats in Honduras were right all along in being suspicious against Lobo, whose name means Wolf. It turns

Honduras’ president Lobo licks dictator’s boot

President Pepe Lobo is figuratively licking the boots of his country’s main enemies, and not just in words, but by trying to execute a self-coup, an autogolpe, by overstepping the separation of powers by illegally replacing the Supreme Court of Justice.

A Honduran Synthesis

Looking at Honduras from a long distance, in space and also more and more in time since last year’s political crisis, this is what I see: A democratic country that is de facto controlled by an oligarchy, through deep-running corruption and state control that goes way beyond what most western democracies would be comfortable with.

USA needs OAS more than Honduras does

Honduras president “Pepe” Lobo has gone to great extremes to placate OAS so the country can be allowed back in. In the process he seems to have lost almost all support at home. Already before he was inaugurated he went overseas and signed a paper that said that the deposing of Manuel Zelaya, in an

Why is TV Channel 8 so important in Honduras?

The situation in Honduras has not normalized. The new president, Porfirio Lobo, or “Pepe”, is continuing a policy of his elected predecessor Manuel Zelaya to ignore Supreme Court rulings. A couple of years ago the highest judicial authority in Honduras ruled that TV channel 8 was to be controlled by Mr Afiusa. However, president Zelaya

Honduran Presidency for Dummies

On the occasion of president Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo’s statement yesterday that they are planning a coup d’état against him, I have decided that it may be useful to write a little manual for Honduran presidents. This is a temporary manual awaiting the report from the Truth Commission, due in January 2011, since that report should

Honduras’s President: They plan a coup against me

Honduras’s newly elected president, Porfirio Lobo, claimed Wednesday that there are forces within Honduras that are planning a coup d’état against him. He named no one, but the local radio chain HRN said that three leaders in the president’s own party, the Nacionalistas, are behind it. Last year then-president Manuel Zelaya from the liberal party

Honduran Verification Commission to hold last meeting

Le Heraldo writes today that the Verification Commission, formed as part of the Tegucigalpa/San José-accord, is getting ready to hold its last meeting. The final report is expected in the first two months of 2011. The purpose of this commission was to verify the implementation of the accord. However, the deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, has

Honduras president fails to influence the Supreme Court

Honduras president Porfirio Lobo has been openly engaging in “ministerial rule” in that he expressed his opinion that the Supreme Court of Justice should reinstate a couple of judges who had been dismissed for violating the laws. Even though the court was convened in an “Ortega” move, i.e., while some regular justices were absent in

First 100 days in Honduras: New Hope?

May 7th will mark the 100th day that Porfirio Lobo Sosa is president in Honduras. So how has he done, and what is the status for Honduras now? Pepe Lobo started out already before he was sworn in by going to the Dominican Republic, and signing an agreement that the then deposed president Manuel Zelaya