November 26, 2009

The Sham Elections in Honduras

George Vickers, Foreign Policy

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On Sunday, when Hondurans go to the polls to elect a new president, Barack Obama's administration may be tempted to congratulate the winner, gradually resume normal diplomatic and economic relations with the successor government to the deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, and thus enable the de facto government that drove him from office to erase the remaining stains of its coup d'état.

Yield not unto temptation. This election is taking place in a political environment contaminated by repression, violence, and fear. If...
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