"I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself." ~Philippians 3:10

Sep 28, 2009

wow... this is really getting crazy....

Tonight it was announced that Honduras is now in a "state of siege." I really am not sure at this point what that means, but it certainly is crazy. I hope to find an english translation of what has happened sometime tomorrow. Here is what I understand as of now...

The government has issued a decree that has suspended for the next 45 days at least five constitutional guarntees. They have done so because of the calls to insurrection of deposed president "Mel" Zelaya. The suspended rights are as follows....

The rights of personal freedom, the free emission of thought, the freedom of association and union, free circulation and the rights of the prisoners. Each of these is described in more detail, but I can't quite translate them accurately. Most of it has to do with the curfew and the shutting down of some radio and television stations that are calling people to insurrection. The idea is to prevent any large gatherings (demonstrations) in support of Zelaya. The specific articles of the Honduran constitution are articles 69, 72, 78, 81 and 84.

The current government claims to have intelligence revealing a plan to physically take back the presidential facilities and forcibly reinstate Mel. They believe that the call to all teachers and farmers to come to Tegucigalpa tomorrow could be the time that this could happen.

It has also been announced that Bishop Juan José Pineda is acting as the intermediary between Micheletti and Zelaya and that a dialogue has already begun between them. He is not sharing what is being discussed as he has agreed to keep it all in confidence.

There is also something more about the journalists that were in the embassy with Zelaya, but I'm not able to translate it very well.

The information about all of this can be found in this article on El Heraldo's website.


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