A Spanish priest, residing in Honduras, questions the stances the Government of Spain has taken against Honduras, which are causing so much damage in the country.
Antonio Rieu, who lived in Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, now runs a Marist high school in Honduras. He sent a letter to the Spanish Ambassador in Honduras, from which we translate an excerpt:
While the people of Honduras continue to suffer from international isolation, the political and diplomatic corporation of Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss its fate in Cancún.
The Rio Group (an OAS alternative), will become the next stage in which the representatives of the region’s governments will promote their own political and personal projects, as they discuss the future of a theoretically sovereign country.
At a meeting in San José, Costa Rica, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the Central American Isthmus (Fecamco), "unanimously endorsed Honduras' elections" and asked the European Union to recognize them.
The Honduran Congress is discussing whether to reinstate deposed president Manuel Zelaya.
If approved, Zelaya would be put back in office until Porfirio Lobo, the new president elect, takes office.
"The Congress' plenary, composed of 128 representatives, must discuss the 5th point of the Tegucigalpa/San José agreement, signed by Zelaya and Micheletti's government, sponsored by the United States", reported Epa.
"Not recognizing the elections nor the future president would be hurting the Honduran people, who have already suffered enough, and don't deserve it", Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica.
At a press conference during the XIX Iberoamerican Summit of Heads of State, the president of Costa Rica remarked the "double standards" of the international community with regards to the Honduran political crisis.
Two elements contributed to keeping borders open to trade: Honduras central location in the region, and the diversification and growth experienced by intra-regional commerce in the past few years. Even in Costa Rica, exports to Honduras were higher between August and September 2009 than in the same period of 2008.
An update on the current situation of the Honduran conflict, in an analysis in which the clock is ticking against Zelaya.
The article in America Economía is interesting due to its content and its peculiar graphical presentation. Its author, Rodrigo Lara, shows us 12 points which resume the current situation of the Honduran political crisis, and its impact on the region.
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