“In 2009, however, Insulza did invoke the democracy clause in Honduras. This time, the Secretary General’s actions were wrongful.
In an apparent attempt to extend his time in office, then Honduran President Manuel Zelaya’s ploy to rewrite the Honduran constitution was an “opinion poll” aimed at electing a “Constituent Asembly.” It was called a “poll” in order to circumvent any type of judicial scrutiny in Honduras that specifically forbade Zelaya’s action.
Instead of deterring him from perpetrating his scheme, Insulza congratulated Zelaya and sent him an “accompaniment mission” (there is no legal, institutional, or even informal definition for this bizarre term in OAS history) consisting of the same OAS senior officials whose job is to observe elections throughout the continent. Raul Alconada, Insulza’s deputy, appeared next to the Foreign Minister of Honduras explaining to an incredulous nation, that the OAS was “just accompanying a political act, as we have done countless times in countless countries.” This prompted a June 25 resolution by the Honduran Congress expressing “profound outrage” and calling for the OAS to “immediately withdraw” its mission.”
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Disaster. What a crying shame.