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US-controlled military base and coup: What happened in Honduras (and what is coming with Xiomara Castro)

The success of the progressive formula Siomara Castro Twelve years after the coup against Manuel Zelaya, Sunday’s session reminds us of some things about Honduras.

The Central American nation was not affected by the civil wars of its neighbors in the last century because North American domination, especially in its armed forces, existed before any hole of detachment.

For this reason, the plot against Zelaya in 2009 was very effective, so it was agreed that there was no international pressure to change it (remember the siege of the plane that took him back after ousting him along with the then UN leader. General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto, At the capital airport) and his return to politics was unanimously institutionalized.

I.e., We are talking about an ideologically right-wing government that does not allow or allow small changes like the one Zelaya tried. During its administration.

At the time, the Armed Forces, along with power groups represented by then-Congress leader Roberto Micheletti, were carrying out a “palace coup” in which they ousted the country’s legitimate president. All obstacles to prevent him from getting involved in politics.

The world’s democrats were silent on a situation that went beyond all legislation. No regional or world leader has been tasked with blaming or questioning President Juan Orlando Hernandez. It is not subject to restrictions, on the contrary.

The “democratization” of Honduras’ situation after the coup and some presidential campaigns, with paramilitary groups assassinating leaders (his most famous case) Bertha Caceres), The judiciary and arbitrary re-election of politics in 2017 without thinking constitutionally.

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However, all the democrats in the world remained silent in the face of the lawless situation. No regional or world leader has been tasked with blaming or questioning President Juan Orlando Hernandez. It is not subject to restrictions, on the contrary. Juan Guaidó, at the moment of his greatest support, met him; The US State Department did not put him on the blacklist and did not put a price on his head.

In 2019, a court in the United States issued a final ruling against it Tony Hernandez, Vice President and brother of the current President and his regime Related to the President for receiving bribes from drug traffickers.

Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office pointed out that the defendant “conspired with his brother, the leader of Honduras, to instigate heinous acts of violence and pay drugs for the National Party’s campaigns, promising to provide protection for drug traffickers.”

Hernandez cannot represent the presidency. The issue of drug trafficking is very open.

The Honduran elite needed re-oxidation, Bathe in democracy, And it’s time to let Xiomara Castro take part, The wife of Sunday undeniable winner Zelaya is facing a catastrophic situation that has taken over the state and the political arena.

To prevent that, the official party, the Colombian drug trafficking system, was represented throughout its campaign by the ghost candidate of Communism. But calculations by the Honduran electoral system show that the campaign was not successful because, according to preliminary results, the candidate had a 20-point lead over his rival from the ruling National Party. Nasri Asfura.

New backyard boundaries

As in the first two decades of this century, Central America is no longer a politically stable part, at which time it enjoyed a post-conflict “honeymoon”.

The intensification of some governments, President Naib Boukel’s populist proposal in El Salvador, and all of this have been overshadowed by judicial indictments by US courts against the current President of Honduran. Migration problem, This has become a major concern in American politics, all of which Castro’s success has left US foreign advisers wondering: How far is your backyard now?

One of the key features is that the Choto Kano military base is under the control of the US military and is used as a beach against insurgents in the region.

The results confirm that in the new political climate that will emerge this Sunday, with the progressive leader in the presidency, there will be tension over how traditional parties, existing organizations and the right-wing media will behave: Will he be prevented from ruling like Pedro Castillo in Peru or will he have room for maneuver to use the government and turn the company back to its democratic path?

Soto Kano military base, under discussion

One of the key features is that the Choto Kano military base is under the control of the US military and is used as a beach against insurgents in the region.

During his tenure, Zelaya tried to turn the site into a commercial airport, which was the main reason for the subsequent controversy., Or at least drop it from Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

Even after the court’s decision to link the current president and his party to drug trafficking, senior U.S. military officials continued to “cooperate” with Honduran armed forces and meet with government officials in public.

Soto Kano has served as a platform for anti-American insurgency operations to intervene in other parts of Central America since the 1970s. For the US government, maintaining it is a matter of policy.

On the day of Zelaya’s coup, he was detained by military groups and taken to a base of at least 600 U.S. troops before they were forcibly taken out of the country.

Here are some decisions that the President must make when accepting his role: Will it seek dialogue with the US government, for which it must allow their control over the military base or dare to remove them from the Soto can?

Regardless of this, political conflicts will escalate in this country, where the superpowers will face the return of the violently ousted prisoner.

This is Central America, the conflict continues.

Ozil Ali Lopez

He is a sociologist, political analyst and professor at Venezuela Central University. He has won the 2015 Prize for Municipal Literature through his book Give him more petrol And the Clacso / Sida Award for Young Researchers in 2004. Collaborator on various media in Europe, USA and Latin America.

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