Panama Will Recognize Honduran Elections

"If and when they are developed in a transparent way and seek reconciliation", informed Juan Carlos Varela, Panamanian vice president and chancellor.

Monday, September 21, 2009

"We regard democratic elections as a way out of the current situation, if and when they are conducted transparently and become part of a national dialogue", he added.

Google News published: "This way, the government of Panama disassociates itself with the rest of the countries, which have so far supported Zelaya's stance of not recognizing the elections, called by the Supreme Electoral Court for November".

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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.

Honduras Holds Ground in November Elections

August 2009

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

According to BBC Mundo, Micheletti stated that elections will be held November 29th, 'whether the countries of the world recognize us or not.

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