The Two Faces of the Coup

Mario Vargas Llosa writes on the serious political situation in Honduras, with his renowned objectivity and analytic capacity.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Peruvian writer brings us a critical vision of the positions of the two battling sides, drafting a solution similar to the one proposed by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias.

"Awakening a constitutionally elected president with bayonets, and sending him to exile without giving him even a chance of changing his pajamas, as was done by the Honduran military to Manuel Zelaya, is an act of political barbarism..."

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Evaluation of Mauricio Funes Government's First Year

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The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades) publishes its report of the country's performance during the new president's first year.

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Franchises of Political Models

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The U.S. Finally Intervened and Landed an Agreement

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In Honduras, a inflexible Latin American diplomacy failed, forcing the intervention of the only country capable of forcing an agreement.

The agreement negotiated by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon is a testimony of the considerable influence that Washington still has over Latin America, despite verbal attempts by Chávez and other leaders of the region to undermine it.

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