Government Removes Zelaya’s Perks

Aside from canceling all of Zelaya’s government backed credit cards (before which, he had spent 80,000 dollars in less than five days), terminated also was the leasing of 50 luxury vehicles and 61 cellular phones with a credit of over 47,500 lempiras, and over 100 bank accounts, all backed by Honduran government funds.

The chancellor of Honduras confirmed that Mel Zelaya ordered the withdrawal of 40 million lempiras from the Central Bank of Honduras.

When the investigations were made at the presidential house, black garbage bags filled with thousands and thousands of dollars were found, as well as in almost every drawer.

Investigations documented over 600 million lempiras worth of expenditures that Zelaya had spent on his quest to hold the “opinion poll” to allow the fourth vote.

25 Responses to "Government Removes Zelaya’s Perks"

  1. Alisa  July 20, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I am proud of the Honduran people for standing strong for democracy. Many US citizens support and pray for you! I am very disappointed in the US government. They obviously do not care about democracy unless it is in their best interest. Sometimes you have to just do the right thing even if it makes a bunch of communist oil tycoons trying to take over Central America mad. God bless you Honduras! Wake up United States!

  2. Dictator101  July 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Why doesn’t Micheletti check all the treaties and agreements with the US. It seems to me that some say something to the point of joint security and protecting countries that join with it. Somewhere around 1962 is one.
    Could be a way of getting the $16.5 million back and getting some help from the US.

  3. rdman  July 12, 2009 at 1:59 pm


  4. Adam  July 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I wish that we had access to all of the information. From what I have heard here in Roatan, Mel was bad news – congress and the courts did what was necessary to protect the people. How can a power such as the United States be so ill-informed? Are they really? Is there another agenda? Surely the US Government is not supporting dictatorships. Perhaps that is what is next for Americans. I pray that this issue gets resolved for the sake of my friends in Honduras. From what I have seen, the country is full of beautiful, peaceful, wonderful people who deserve so much more than a president that steals their money and wants to rule outside of their constitution. GET WITH IT U.S. AND BUTT-OUT FOR A CHANGE! HAVEN’T YOU LEARNED ANYTHING?

  5. MARIO  July 7, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Yes we should let him take over and then wait and see what happens ……huummm CUBA is your fine example of how these communists destroy countries and take away freedom

  6. MARIO  July 7, 2009 at 2:02 am


  7. noelia  July 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

    not for and not gainst. I am in the middle

  8. noelia  July 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I believe that what you are confirming is Not true, not because I support the president Zelaya. I t is because it have been 5 o six days after his arrest and extraditation from Hoduras to Costa Rica, againt His will. hondurean people don´t believe anything that tey are saying anymore for all the things that they have done. Tey have denied our right of free speach and that goes againt the constitution that they are defending. THE BEST OPTION IS HONDURAS RIGT NOW IS FOR PRESIDENT ZELAYA TO COME BACK GIVING HIM THE PRESIDENCY AND THEM JUDGING AND CONVICTING IF HE IS FIND GUILTY AND PUT HIM TO HAIL. BUT REMEMBER EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELV. THEY HAVEN´T GIVING HIM THE RIGHT. Please if we want the best for Honduras let not take sides.

  9. Anna  July 6, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I admire you people for standing up to bullies, the U.S. included!
    Apparently the framers of your Constitution could forsee such a return to dictatorship and tightly worded it so as to circumvent such a move as Zelaya was making.
    May God continue to bless you as you remain strong in your resolve.
    Yes to freedom, NO to dictatorship!

  10. Andres  July 6, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I do admire the guts that the people from Honduras have. I wish my country had the same level of guts to put Chavez back in prison where he belongs and should have never left. Only time will tell the world how wrong they were for acussing a country without listening to them first, only because it’s a small country they thought they would bend over by pressure… they were wrong!!! way to go Honduras…!!!!

  11. unknown  July 5, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    It is being reported that Zelaya is under investigation for being involved in drug trafficking through Latin America. We can clearly see how corrupt this man was and the direction he was taking his country in.

  12. Don L. -USA  July 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Hope this is all true about the financial irregularities — if it is you have my admiration for throwing the bum out… from appearances it has been done by the rule of law ratehr thean the rule of man. Next go after the stolen loot. Sure don’t hear anything about these alleged financial illegalities in the US press. God Bless all freedom loving Hondurans.

  13. BahamaMama  July 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Good luck to the people of Honduras….and be strong it is your country and your right!!

    God bless you too!!

  14. turtle  July 5, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I salute the people of Honduras for standing up for their constitutional republic and the rule of law. I just wish we had more people like that here in the US. God Bless you for your courage in the face of rampant left wing propaganda and threats.

  15. Ray Gonzalez  July 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Today we are all Hondurans against foreign intervention of Hugo Chvez and his totalitarian castro-communist friends in Latin America.

    Why doesn`t the OAS give 72 hours to Raul Castro to have free elections after 50 years of tyranny?

    Chavez has taken charge of the OAS and is using his bully influence to expand his version of castro-comunism in the hemisphere.

    I hope The USA will act accordingly.

    Leave Honduras alone, Chavez!!!

  16. Don Tharp  July 4, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Let me say that I admire the Honduran people for the action they took to remove President Mel Zelaya from Office. It is obvious his attempt to amend your constition to allow himself unlimited terms as president was an attempt to set hiself up as a dictator on the order of Hugo Chavez. It appears that the man is corrupt as all dictators tend to be. Please be assured that many of us in the United States stand behind your decision. We only wish that some of our leaders could demonstrate the same resolve to protect our constitution. God be with you.
    Don Tharp

  17. U.S. Resident  July 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    The information in our news media does not mention the financial questions concerning your former President. This puts a different point of view not considered previously about this difficult situation in Honduras.

    I sincerely hope that your issues are resolved for the benefit of everyone involved. Blessings on you, Honduras citizens.

  18. rwt  July 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    why did he need 50 cars and have over 100 bank accounts? sounds like he was paying for alot of polical support, let Hugo have him and pay for him also. He spent money that the catrachhos don’t have

  19. A.T.  July 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Not surprising. Was down there when gov’t took back control from this Chavez-wannabe. Too bad U.S. news orgs slant what is happening there as opposed to telling real truth. Long live the people!

  20. gissela  July 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    i agree with pat. i was born in honduras but us citizen and i do not want zelaya back. mel has not been a good president. mel has stole from the country and usgovernment should be aware of what really was going on before taking any action against honduras. it makes me so sad to see that this happening in honduras. however, the country always suffers while the government robes the country. please help our country it deserves better.

  21. jairo  July 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    IS ALL RIGHT!!! some times is better to be on your own my country & my people are strong and we will not surrender to comunism if the OAS and the hold world want’s to turn their back on uslet them go right ahead we know what is best for US and we’ll do what is neded to protect our country cause if we reinstate mel to power andthen he take over our country what is the OAS is going to do? say that they are sorry that they shoulded listen to us but by then it will be to late is our country our people our desision and ain’t no body gonna step all over us like they did to cuba and venezuela we seen where this is going and we won’t let it get there

  22. celidazuniga  July 4, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Mr.Mel.Zelaya,not just had betrayed his country,his people,but also his legacy as president will be known as the worst in the history of Honduras.The higher authority as the Supreme Court of Justice,should continue a deep investigation against this man and once found guilty make him to pay back whatever amount of money he took off from his country.Hondurans,had done the right thing to standup to defend their constitution,and do not allow corrupted presidents to continue in power.On the other hand the OEA.And the OAS,are acting as clowns.Hondurans,do not get intimidated by these organisms because they just see their interest,but not the deep reality of your daily living.Keep your FAITH,and become more united you are giving a good the rest of the world.

  23. john  July 4, 2009 at 11:20 am

    well done Honduras!. The route proposed by Zelaya was to closely follow Chavez and lead to the favorite Latin American political solution of dictatorship and tyranny. The area has seen enough of that over the last 100 years.
    Pity the U.S. cannot see more clearly what is happening at their doorstep.

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  25. Pat  July 4, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Sounds like Mel Zelaya is not really an “innocent man” like he appears to be…

    Hondurans deserves to be free from a President who was seeking to be a dictator. Zelaya sided with Hugo Chavez. The Government of Honduras has indicated they have EVIDENCE to try the man for corruption and treason.

    I hope the U.S., the World, and OAS, saw what this man’s intentions were before condemning the Government of Honduras

    I think the best option now, is for the Government of Honduras to launch another election to see whether the people want Zelaya reinstated. Then when he is reinstated, democratically impeach the man and present the EVIDENCE they have to the public. The people of Honduras deserve to see EVIDENCE laid against their President


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