Honduras Holds Ground in November Elections

President Micheletti reaffirmed Honduras intention to carry out elections in November, in front of a commission of OAS chancellors.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

According to BBC Mundo, Micheletti stated that elections will be held November 29th, 'whether the countries of the world recognize us or not. We are not afraid to anyone's embargo. We can move forwards without the support of any of you', in reference to the decision by some governments to break relations and cancel agreements with Honduras.

The delegates of the Organization of American States didn't achieve results in their visit to Tegucigalpa. They wanted Honduras to accept the so-called San José Agreement, conceived by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. La Prensa de Honduras published that even Manuel Insulsa, Secretary General, declared there was no social or governmental groups, including the Church, supportive of Zelaya's return.

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Honduran Congress Rejects Zelaya's Restitution

December 2009

With 111 votes against and 14 in favor, Congress ruled out reinstating deposed president Manuel Zelaya.

The debate lasted over 9 hours, in which Congress members heard reports from the Supreme Court of Justice, the Public Ministry, the General Attorney and the Human Rights Commissioner.

Double Standards With Regards To Honduras

November 2009

"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.

Elections in Honduras Go With or Without Agreement

October 2009

With these words, members of the Supreme Electoral Court expressed their determination to U.S. Congressmen and delegates from the State Deparment.

David Matamoros Batson, Court Magistrate, said in Washington that there must be dialogue, and political discussions must be held, "but there will be elections on November 29th".

Honduras: Arias Says Elections Could be the Solution

September 2009

"If elections undertaken in Latin America by dictatorial regimes had been invalid, there wouldn't have been transitions to democracy".

In declarations to Brazilian newspaper "Folha", the president of Costa Rica, and mediator in the Honduran crisis affirmed that the elections called for November could end the crisis, even though the international community has warned they won't recognize its results.

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