July 12, 2009

US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee meeting

Video of Honduran Guillermo Perez-Cadalso speaking on behalf of Honduras during the House Committee meeting

From The Hill:

Honduras government gains ground with Congress
There are tentative signs from Democrats in Congress of support for the forces that removed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya from power at the end of June.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of a key House subcommittee with jurisdiction over Honduras, roundly criticized both factions at a Friday hearing. But he also stopped short of calling for Zelaya’s immediate reinstatement, which he’d done in previous statements.

While Engel said the United States and its allies in the Western Hemisphere could not tolerate what appeared to be a military coup, he said Zelaya had ignored his country’s own Supreme Court, legislature and even members of his political party when he sought to change the constitution by seeking a second term as president.

“When the entire political establishment speaks and expresses dire concerns, the President needed to listen. From everything I can see, he did not,” Engel said during the hearing of his House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
See the rest of the article at The Hill.

If you are really a glutton for speeches, you can watch the entire 2 hour video of the meeting.
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