World Powers set to Normalize relations with Honduras
Today the transfer of power from the interm government of Roberto Micheletti to the recently elected Profilio Lobo will be completed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This day has been much anticipated be a major step in ending the political crisis and international isolation related to Honduras ever since the removal of president Manuel Zelaya on June 29 2009.
Delegations from many countries including the Dominican Republic, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Israel, Taiwan, Spain, Guatemala, Panama and a range of other countries from the Americas and Europe will be in attendance to witness the event and give support to the democratically elected Pepe Lobo.
ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance) Countries, lead by Hugo Chavez of Venezuela are sending no representatives and it remains to be seen whether this left wing bloc will accept the new government after the National Congress overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from ALBA and reversed many of Zelaya's decrees that were made while he was in power.
On the eve of this event, many developments have taken place including the exoneration of Honduras' top generals for their actions during the removal of deposed president Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. Also, amnesty has been approved by the newly installed Congress for Manuel Zelaya.
Earlier this week it was also announced that Manuel Zelaya would leave the country and live in exile in the Dominican Republic and yesterday president elect Lobo announced that he may escort Zelaya the airport along with the Presidents of Guatemala and Dominican Republic.
However, with the amnesty now approved it remains to be seen if he will indeed leave Honduras as planned.
Updates to this story will be posted as available.