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My take on Zelaya

Moustache Galore

Moustache Galore

I have a tendency to distrust guys sporting Charro moustaches.

And if the proud “moustacheer” is a guy who won an election by an extremely narrow margin, did an awful job as President, became a populist, and decided to sign an executive order calling for a referendum to modify the constitution in order to allow him to run for reelection, well, more the reason to distrust him.

I’m sure that by now you’re well aware of the situation in Honduras. Zelaya was deposed, packed, wrapped and shipped out of Honduras. People and governments cried foul game, but forgot to note that Zelaya wiped his privates clean with the Supreme Court, which ruled the sough-after referendum unlawful. The court said the underlying intention of the referendum was to modify certain constitutional clauses that are not modifiable by law -those pertaining to the duration and conditions of presidential terms. He can argue whatever he wants, but anyone who reads his story -and his family’s- will find out that the Zelayas have a knack for doing whatever they want, with total disregard for the law.

But the problem is not Zelaya, or if the world community supports the chemotherapy to get rid of him or not. The problem is the new positioning of Hugo Chavez. Truth is, Charro moustaches are nothing compared to an empowered, international red beret movement. Chavez couldn’t care less about Zelaya. In fact, the more complicated the situation in Honduras gets, the more Chavez is to gain. Chavez has done everything in his power to become the new Che, and if Zelaya is denied the return to Honduras, the happier Chavez will be. He has the money, oil and military toys to play War Lord, export the “Bolivarian Revolution” and rise as the democratic enforcer in LatinAmerica. Reinstating a deposed leader, who was democratically elected in the first place, is the quintessential validation of his “deep democratic beliefs.” In other words, the second coming of Bolivar is here.

The worst part is, the international community is favoring all this with their stance. Who will stand and say “don’t get in there and put Zelaya back in?” After all, the whole idea would be to reinstate the legitimate president, right? Catch 22, and a tricky one.

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One comment for “My take on Zelaya”

  • Orlando

    “the second coming of Bolivar is here”

    Brilliant!

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