Tag Archives: OAS

The Organization of American States is lost

Nine years ago the OAS members signed a special charter tasking the organization with safeguarding democracy in the Americas. Yet they did nothing when former president Zelaya of Honduras violated the Constitution. They did nothing when president Ortega of Nicaragua now violates its Constitution. They were quick to side with president Correa’s questionable claims in

Latin America’s Vanishing Democracy a Threat to Peace

Nicaragua cannot be called a democracy any more with a straight face. The president has stacked the Supreme Court, had them declare that he can run for re-election contrary to the constitution, had a new constitution printed when Congress refused to change it to his liking, and ignores blatant election fraud such as tossing 100%

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

OAS continues to disgrace itself

The Organization for American States was created to defend democracy in the Western Hemisphere, but last year it brazenly supported Manuel Zelaya’s coup d’état attempt in Honduras. When the coup was stopped on June 28 by the military, OAS supported the coupster Zelaya against all the democratic institutions of Honduras. This pattern continues to this

HRF blasts OAS over Honduran crisis

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in a 300-page legal report blasts OAS for having lit the fuse that led to the deposing of Zelaya in Honduras on June 28th. They have given Honduras a big victory in its fight for international recognition of its democracy and rule of law.

The “Moment of Truth” for Pepe

The time has come for Pepe Lobo to form a Truth Commission in Honduras, as stipulated in point 6 of the Guaymuras dialogue (Spanish original, Swedish summary). This is the original text: Con el fin de esclarecer los hechos ocurridos antes y después del 28 de junio de 2009, se creará también una Comisión de

Immature on democracy in the US Senate

In a report by the ranking Republican, Senator Lugar, to the U.S. Senate committee on foreign relations, Multilateralism in the Americas: Let’s start by fixing the OAS, the Organization for American States is criticized for its failure in relation to the coups in Venezuela 2002 and Honduras 2009, as the report puts it. The OAS

Honduras Accuses OAS for Coup d’État

Honduras president Micheletti today accused Insulza, president of the Organization for American States (OAS), for being an accomplice in Zelaya’s failed coup d’état in Honduras June 28 last year. The interview is published in the Tegucigalpa newspaper El Heraldo. When Zelaya, then president of Honduras, was preparing to hold a referendum that had been declared

OAS splittrat om hållning till Honduras

Efter ett tio timmar långt möte på måndagen lyckades delegaterna i Organisationen för Amerikanska Stater inte att enas om ett gemensamt uttalande. Oenigheten gällde dels frågan om att erkänna vinnaren i det sedan länge planerade ordinarie valet den 29 november, dels om fördömanden av interimsregeringen under Micheletti, rapporterar La Prensa. Under mötet sa USAs representant,

Honduras sätter hårt mot hårt diplomatiskt

Honduras lämnade 10 dagar för Brasilien att definiera vilken status Manuel Zelaya har, det vill säga om han kommer att ges politisk asyl av Brasilien eller ej. Brasilien har svarat att de accepterar inga ultimatum från en “kuppregim”. Honduras meddelar nu att den diplomatiska statusen för Brasiliens ambassad kommer att upphöra om 10 dagar, om