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Juan José: Discuplme por ser un pendantico pero en la foto pienos que la mujer es romanesa- almenos segun el librito de oraciones que lleva. Son en el alfabeto latino y no griego. Cuanto a Grecia: bueno es una crisis de valores no? Entonces, los griegos y europeos deberian introspeccionar y preguntar los siguente 1) Porque los griegos hayan tolerado la corrupcion y hayan participado indirectamente? 2) Porque los funcionarios y gobiernos de la UE hayan aceptado la entrada a Grecia dado que su fraude era evidente y jamas cumplian las exigencias minimias? 3) Por que los griegos se quejan cuando su creditores les recuerden la realidad: se han estirado mas su brazo que su managa como dicen los catalanes? 4) Y finalmente, los creditore europeos- sobretodo alemanses. No deberian aceptar en su cuenta otra reliadad: que es impossible que los griegos paguen la dueda y de pensar en un jubilo como los judios hacian en el Antiguo Testamente? xavier
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Ian and Randy: I suggest that you read this article from Francisco Toro Of the Caracas Chronicles blog. I concour with him about fetishizing the presidency and that Zelaya was attempting to perpetuate a macrocephalic presidency. Coups are pernicious but so is presidency for life. Do we really want to see Latin American presidents emulate Gaspar Rodriguez de Francia and others who thought themselves so indispensible that they stagnated all aspects of life? xavier
Randy: haven't lost my head over the coup. Being democratically elected doesn't give anyone immunity from protecting the institutions and laws that he/she swore to uphold. Zayala's defiance of the constitutional procedure to change the constitution as well as his flouting of the Supreme Court, the Electoral court and the Attorney general raises that pernicious spectre worse than a coup:the president for life mentality that so corrupts everything. Let's not forget the Hondurans aren't in a vaccuum. They see what's happen in Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua and wonder if this is a disturbing trend. The anti-Zelayistas didn't do any favour by shutting down the pro Zelayistas sites but let's not conclude that expelling Zelaya was a typical oligarchical circle jerk against a 'reformist' xavier
Tambopaxi: You articulates my exact sentiments. Zayala deliberately gave the finger to the various institutions charged with safeguarding the constitution. So he violated the very laws he'd sworn to uphold and protect. It's good that Zayala was kicked out but regret that the Honduran example won't be influential enough to influence other Latin Amercan countries like Venezuela, Ecuador or Nicaragua
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2009 on Honduran Coup at Beautiful Horizons