Honduras: Risky Intransigent Postures

The editorial at Nacion.com remarks: "if all that is left is poses, angry reactions and more inflexibility, Zelaya's presence could be the trigger that was needed for real violence".

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"No agreement will be possible unless Latin America's democratic countries nullify the distorting actions of Hugo Chávez, so diplomatic initiatives are not based on ideological intentions but democratic objectives. But this is not enough. The situation also needs an active and constructive position from Brazil, very important country who has been dragged into by Zelaya, either with or without official endorsement; well oriented actions by United States, who can act as a pressure factor on Roberto Michelletti, and as a moderation one over Latin American Presidents; insistence on the 'San José Agreement', as a framework for a solution, but with willingness to shape it to the current circumstances, and a sense of limits and measure by the Organization of American States (OAS), who has so far acted erratically and in a non constructive way".



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