In Honduras, An Untruthful Truth Commission

Council on Foreign Relations Fellow and Latin American expert Joel Hirst explains how the Honduras Truth Commission concluded that the removal of President Manuel Zelaya was a coup while at the same time concluding that Zelaya was breaking the law when he disregarded a Supreme Court ruling ordering him to cancel the referendum. By Joel […]

Honduras Takes Leave of ALBA

The National Congress of Honduras ratified departure from the Bolivian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA). The executive decree sent by President Roberto Micheletti was ratified by the majority of Congress with 128 votes in favor, and five not in favor, those being members of the Democratic Unification Party (UD) and the Innovation and Unity Party. […]

Castro’s ALBA Remarks

Castro saluted the victory of the Bolivian people for reelecting Bolivian President Evo Morales for another presidential term. During his speech at the summit, Raul Castro extended regrets of the absence of Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya, stressing that “the people of that nation (Honduras) were deprived of their Constitutional rights being imposed.” He strongly […]

Planned Meeting Will Not Go As Planned

A planned meeting between the ousted and incoming leaders of Honduras to solve that nation’s political crisis has been delayed, Dominican President Leonel Fernandez said Sunday. Fernandez had announced Friday that he expected the ousted Manuel Zelaya and President-elect Porfirio Lobo to meet in the Caribbean nation’s capital on Monday — implying that Zelaya would […]

ALBA Meets This Weekend

Foreign Ministers of nine Latin American countries on Saturday met in Cuba to sign agreements to support the strengthening of ALBA. A summit on Sunday and Monday will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro […]