OAS expels Honduras over coup against Zelaya
Caracas, Venezuela, 4 July 2009. Tonight, the Organization of America States (OAS) consulted its member on the expulsion of Honuduras over the coup against President Zelaya. After 33 member countries voted in favour of the expulsion, Honduras was officially under the application of article 21 of the OAS Democratic Charter. Thus, the tyranny is not allowed to represent State interests but continues to be under the vigilant supervision of regional Human Rights organs. OAS would continue to push for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. US representative at OAS voted for the suspension of Honduras.
Yesterday, OAS General Secretary, Jose Manuel Insulza, travelled to Honduras to certify - in loco- the occurance of a coup against President Zelaya. After meeting various representatives of Honduran society except the Tyranny officials, OAS General Secretary Insulza determined there was a military coup against President Zelaya last Sunday. In response, the Honduran tyranny decided to leave the OAS to no avail as it has not been recognised by any other government. Thus, it remains a fiction and could not legally issue govermental acts with administrative effects.
Demonstrations have taken place acoss the country against or in favour of the newly installed tyranny led by Roberto Micheletti. Represion against pro Zelaya followers has increased over the days following the coup. Journalist Gabriel Ciro Noriega was killed in an ambush after dellivering a TV message against the Honduran tyranny.
During his televised intervention at the OAS, President Zelaya confirmed he would be travelling to Honduras shortly. He called upon Hondurans to resit the tyranny and wait for his arrival. Zelaya would be accompanied by Argentinean, Ecuadorian and Paraguay Presidents. Pro Zelaya Hondurans have been gathering at the Tegucigalpa Airport since Saturday morning. International journalist were able to report that tyranny gunmen were stationed on various roof at the airport and surrounding areas.
Earlier today, Nicaraguan representative at OAS denounce a plot by the Honduran tyranny to kill Micheletti`s followers. Their death would claim over an intelligence operation by Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. A representative of the conservative Catholic Church, Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez, made a rare TV appearance to justify the coup and prevent the return of President Zelaya.