Zelaya Demands ALBA Speak Up

Ex-President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is asking member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) to put pressure on the Honduran government for an explanation about the destiny of certain funds he has been accused of diverting during his administration.

The funds Zelaya is referring to came from ALBA, and his administration is being accused of diverting $98 million worth. According to the High Court of Accounts President, Miguel Angel Mejia, Venezuela donated $100 million to the permanent commission of contingencies (COPECO), of which only two million were used and the rest transferred to the presidency under Zelaya.

Zelaya has denied the charge, and insisted that when he was ousted, he had left the funds intact in the national treasury.

For that reason, he has called on ALBA member countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela to ask the Honduran government for an explanation.

Honduras is not an ALBA member country; they withdrew from the alliance after Zelaya was kicked out of office.

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