Calvin Tucker has a useful comment piece on Comment is Free about the fraudulent elections of Honduras’ coup regime and the role of the United States.
So Sunday’s election goes ahead with the blessing of the US, but not of the Honduran people or their president. With the rest of the world refusing to recognise the legitimacy of the outcome, the forces inside and outside the US administration that conspired to wreck Obama’s vision of a new era in regional relations still have to contend with popular opposition to the coup.
Meanwhile, the Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH – the InterAmerican Commission for Human Rights) has condemned the crackdown on freedom of expression under the coup regime and the harrassment of journalists by the authorities. Read an article (in Spanish) about the CIDH report here.
UPDATE, 27 NOVEMBER: A letter to the Guardian today demonstrates the broad range of opposition within the British political spectrum to the elections taking place under the coup regime. Read the letter.