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Can’t Hondurans Just All Get Along?: G-16 Calls for Reconciliation Process

December 24, 2009

Let’s see, the golpistas have gotten away with a coup, terrorizing and murdering Hondurans, a sham election, and more terrorizing and murdering of Hondurans — and the US still loves them! They don’t need a  proposed reconciliation process.  And, the National Front doesn’t want a reconciliation process because who wants to sit down and discuss anything with these lying, murdering bastards.  Maybe I should tip off the G-16 that it is really G-1 — the US.

Redoubled efforts needed to solve Honduras’ crisis: G16
2009-12-24 13:21:39    

    TEGUCIGALPA, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) — The Group of the 16 Countries (G16) Wednesday called on all parties concerned to reinforce efforts to end the Honduran political crisis.

    “We request all the parties involved, and mainly President Manuel Zelaya, Mr. Roberto Micheletti, President-elect Porfirio Lobo and President of the Congress Jose Saavedra, to redouble efforts to solve the political crisis,” the G16 group said in a statement.

    G16, founded in 1998, comprises 10 developed countries: Germany, Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands; and six multilateral organizations: the Central American Bank of Economic Integration, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the European Commission, the United Nations Development Program and the International Monetary Fund.

    Wednesday’s statement urged Honduras to “start a national reconciliation process based on the law, including the enforcement of the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Agreement and other actions to contribute to the normalization of the ties and the formalization of the dialogue process with the future authorities.”

    “We hope Honduras will be reintegrated into the hemispheric and global community as soon as possible,” the statement said.

    In the aftermath of the coup that broke out in the South American country on June 28, EU countries with embassies in Honduras, along with others from Central America and Latin America, have all together withdrawn their ambassadors.

    Meanwhile, the political crisis also led to the suspension of the country’s membership in the Organization of American States and the freezing of external aid from the international community.    

    Given “the growing public insecurity and recent violent events” that ravaged the country , G16 further urged the authorities of Honduras to carry out “prompt and efficient investigations” into those events to safeguard the people’s security.

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