Manuel Zelaya, the ousted leftist leader of Honduras, is backed by Latin American Marxists Raul Castro, Evo Morales, Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez and American President Barack Obama.
Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya poses with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro (L) and Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez (R) during the Central American integration meeting in Managua June 29, 2009. (REUTERS/Miraflores Palace)
Six US House democratic leaders sent a letter to the president of the Honduran Congress today warning that the Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) delegation to Honduras did not represent the views of the White House or Congress.
TPM posted a copy of the letter from the distinguished democrats warning Honduran officials that they stand with regional Marxists against the legitimate government of Honduras.
His Excellency José Ángel Saavedra
President of the Congress of Honduras
It is with profound respect that the undersigned members of the U.S. Congress write to you and the members of the Honduran Congress to share our views on the difficult events currently underway in your country. We understand that you have received visitors from our Congress who represent the minority party, the Republican Party, who have expressed views that differ markedly from those of President Obama’s administration and the Democratic majoritly party in the U.S. Congress. What unites the persons signing this letter is that we are all members of the majority Democratic Party, we support the Obama Administration’s efforts in Honduras, and that we each have a deep and longstanding interest and admiration for Latin America and for Honduras.
We believe that the coup against President Zelaya was unconstitutional…
The United States government has one position, which has been a repeated call for dialogue between both sides, and support for the San José Accords, as proposed by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. We will continue to encourage the U.S. administration to work multilaterally with our allies in the region. Should the de facto government continue to stall, we will encourage our government to not recognize your upcoming elections.
We know full well the weight of your task in this fast-moving scenario,, as your Constitutional responsibilities are very similar to ours. We thought it important that you be aware of our views on these critical issues since you are the authors of the laws that govern your country and guardians of the rule of law in Honduras. Count on us to assist in any way we can.
James P. McGovern, Bill Delahunt, Janice D. Schakowsky, Sam Farr, Gregory W. Meeks, Xavier Becerra
The evidence was discovered on the computer of FARC rebel leader Raul Reyes after his death in March at an Ecuadorean FARC camp. Interpol confirmed the the computers were not tampered with or the documents manufactured by the Colombian government.