This begins amid a spate of violence and human rights concerns, stewing resentment over the controversial political transition in January, and growing public skepticism from both sides on the ability of the commission – which some critics have pronounced “born dead” – to identify truth or foment reconciliation.
Still, there is reason to be hopeful that this commission can do some good.
First, it will bring some measure of finality to 2009’s chaotic series of negotiations – not for everyone, to be sure. But the truth commission is the final piece in what actors from both sides, including Zelaya, agreed was a solid San Jose agreement on paper at the time of its brokering. That agreement also included amnesty for all involved, and the holding of a general election, both of which have taken place…continue news article here.