July 8, 2009

Warm breeze from Washington today

July 8, 2009, U.S. Senator Mel Martinez statement after meeting with the Honduran delegation in Washington.

July 8, 2009 Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from US Congressmen Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn, and 15 other senators asking her to meet with the Honduran delegation.

July 8, 2009, US Representative Ros-Lehtinen Proposes Amendment to Cut Funding to OAS

(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today offered an amendment to the State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (H.R. 3081) to cut funding to the Organization of American States. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“The OAS is fast abandoning its founding mandate.

“From its warm overtures towards the Cuban tyrants to its knee-jerk support of Manuel Zelaya, echoing the rhetoric and agenda of autocratic leaders like Chavez, Morales, and Ortega, the OAS is losing credibility as an entity that stands for democratic institutions, human rights, and the rule of law.

See the rest of the document here.

Speaking about the recent coup in Honduras, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Manuel Zelaya clearly “was in violation of his country’s constitution.” McCain made his comments on Twitter this afternoon:

Violence and unrest in Honduras & China - we need to continue to stand up for human rights and democracy around the world!

I regret the military takeover in Honduras, but it’s clear President Zelaya was in violation of his country’s constitution.

See the rest of the article here.
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