Wednesday, 7 October 2009

US Republican Congress Reps visit Honduras to demand US government backs illegal coup.

US Republican Congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has visited Honduras with two other members of Congress, and demanded that the US government should back the illegal coup. All three are from South Florida.

Describing the Micheletti Junta who seized power by military force overthrowing the elected President Manuel Zelaya, Ros-Lehtinen said: “This is the legitimate government, I will tell my colleagues (U.S. Congressmen) to come to Honduras, not to see the newspapers, CNN or any media, to come here to meet with the legitimate government to listen their aspiration of living in peace and democracy,”

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen seems to have different ideas of peace and democracy from most people. Peace for her means having the army on the streets every day, and democracy means throwing school teachers in gaol for expressing their support for the country’s elected President.