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Return of the King

After months of intense pressure from the U. S. and other dictator-loving governments, and the violent murder of his nephew on Sunday, de facto Honduran leader Roberto Micheletti has agreed to the return of ousted Chavez protégé, Manuel Zelaya.

The deal was brokered by the Organization of American States, with high-level diplomatic involvement from the United States.

It was agreed that Zelaya would be reinstated before the elections, scheduled for Nov 29. It is unclear whether Zelaya would exercise full presidential powers under the agreement.

No text of the accord has been released as of this moment. However, indications are that Micheletti has backed away from his insistence that the Honduran Supreme Court decide the issue of Zelaya’s return. As it stands, the high court will make a recommendation but the final decision rests with a vote in Congress.

The agreement also creates a power-sharing government, and requires both sides to recognize the Nov. 29 elections.

Zelaya was removed from office on June 28th, by a vote from the Honduran Congress, in accordance with Honduran law.

Micheletti, the head of Congress, became president after lawmakers voted by a show of hands to strip Zelaya of his powers, with a resolution stating that Zelaya “provoked confrontations and divisions” within the country. A letter of resignation purported to be from Zelaya was read to members before the vote.

The coup came on the same day that he had vowed to follow through with a nonbinding referendum that the Honduran Supreme Court had ruled illegal.

If you didn’t click on the link in ‘violent murder’, above, click on it now to read about Zelaya’s multiple violations of Honduran law.

The AP reports that Zelaya said, We are optimistic because Hondurans can reach agreements that are fulfilled.” and that the agreement, signifies my return to power in the coming days, and peace for Honduras.” in an interview with Radio Globo, an opposition station.

“Return to power”…interesting choice of words.

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The Chicago Way, Honduran Style

Once upon a time, there was a man. A man named Zelaya, who wanted to change the Constitution of his country so that he could stay in power.

Busted: Corrupt Zelaya Fixed Election Results for Vote that never took place

Honduras: Obama Pal and Chavez-backed Zelaya Stole Millions of Dollars from Central Bank

The people rose up, and heaved him out of office in accordance with Constitutional Law. Zelaya fled whining to Hugo Chavez’s* open arms, where he was comforted by his fellow ideologues, Barack Obama, Castro, and Noriega.  *chilling summary of Chavez’s actions supporting America’s sworn enemies.

Obama Punishes the Honduran People: BO Cuts $16.5 Million in Military aid and Threatens to slash economic aid

Roberto Micheletti, the President of the Honduran Congress, became interim President until the next election.

The nephew of the interim President of Honduras Roberto Micheletti has been found dead in what the police are calling an execution-style killing.  Ω

Enzo Micheletti’s body was discovered on Sunday in woodland near Choloma, 250 km north of the capital, Tegucigalpa.

Police say his hands were tied behind his back and his body was riddled with bullets.

There is no indication that his death is connected to the coup that brought his uncle to power at the end of June.

No indication? Coup?! Seriously? The article goes on to imply that the nephew was most likely involved in drugs. This requires a positively criminal lack of imagination, common sense, and the ability to find one’s way out of a wet paper sack.

May God have mercy on their souls.

H/T to Atlas Shrugs for some of the links.

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