Euronews is reporting in Spanish:
(rough translation: Spanish to English)
Zelaya announced the launch of an insurrection in Honduras:
Manuel Zelaya has been exhausted by the dialogue and has announced the launch of an insurgency in Honduras to overthrow the coup.
From his refuge in Nicaragua, the deposed President of Honduras has requested support from the international community and has already announced that it is preparing his return.
It is your reaction to the failure of the round of negotiation open in San Jose to give a solution to the political crisis in Honduras.
The de facto government, led by Roberto Micheletti, has flatly rejected the return to power of ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, of the central proposal of the mediator in this crisis, the president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias.
“The attempt to impose as president Mr. José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, against the laws of Honduras and in violation of the principle of sovereign equality of states, is absolutely unacceptable,” said Carlos Lopez, the Honduran foreign minister and current leader of the committee the president.
Negotiators Zelaya, (in) Nigaragua refuge since the military coup last June 28, had fully accepted the Arias proposal that includes an advance of elections and an amnesty for political crimes.
Whereas Obama SHOULD have done more to encourage the protesters demonstrating for Democracy in Iran, he, and the State Dept. should NOT have made statements of support and encouragement for the dangerous lunatic, former President Zelaya.
While Washington has reportedly tried to dissuade Zelaya from returning to Honduras before an agreement is reached, out of “fears it would trigger violence”, it has put pressure on the interim government to allow Zelaya to come back and finish out his term:
Obama has stated clearly that tossing Zelaya out of the country by military force was illegal, and the United States has put a “pause” on tens of millions of dollars in aid. Venezuela has cut oil shipments, and the OAS has suspended Honduras, but none of that has ended the standoff.
Obama made speeches like this one while he was in Russia:
“America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected President of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” the president told graduate students at the commencement ceremony of Moscow’s New Economic School. “We do so not because we agree with him. We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we agree with or not. “
Now what is he going to say, as Zelaya defies the State Dept’s advice and returns to Honduras to “trigger violence” in a manufactured “insurrection” to regain power?
Danny Ortega, watching the disarray in Honduras from his perch in Nicaragua, apparently likes what he sees and wants to follow suit:
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a former guerrilla fighter, said on Sunday his country should extend presidential term limits after neighboring Honduras toppled its leftist president in a coup over the same issue.
Ortega, a U.S. foe during the Cold War, first ruled Nicaragua after taking power in a 1979 Marxist revolution.
MORE on Zelaya’s vow to return to Honduras:
“From tonight I am beginning to organize the entire process of my return to the country (…) I represent and the Honduran people have the right to defend it. If I get the freedom to make sacrifices, I will. I can not leave them alone at this time, “Zelaya said in a press conference, which was his first statements after the end of negotiations in San José.
The deposed president had requested the remaining countries to maintain their unanimity against the de facto government of Honduras, headed by Roberto Micheletti, after the coup of June 28.
“The international community has a challenge, the international community must act,” he said, considering that the government would not putschist or 24 hours “if you have a great international pressure.
“I hope that the international community and the peoples of Central America join us to restore the democratic order,” he said.
Zelaya acknowledged the efforts of the Costa Rican president, who was mediator in the negotiations this weekend. According to the deposed president, “the intransigence of the coup” in-depth analysis prevented the road map proposed by Arias.
The refusal of the government delegation of Micheletti to accept the return of Zelaya in the power failure was mediated by the Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who warned of the possibility that the Honduran crisis degenerating into a civil war.
In his speech, recalled the right Zelaya of Honduras to the “revolt against oppression” and “civil disobedience” as not paying taxes or not to obey an “illegitimate government”.