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Honduras: perverse or viable alternatives

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Honduras returned to the world arena, after little was said about this small piece of the puzzle that was forcefully accommodated in the Central American isthmus. The few news that were read outside were already obsolete, Hurricane Mitch, the president eating melon, the survivors of the Keys Pigs, in short, little goes abroad and remains in the indifference of those who have never visited the Central American region, who it has a great cultural, ecological and historical wealth.


But finally, after a week of crisis, today the Secretary General of the United Nations, who, as we all know, makes contact with Honduras. Ñurda And days, comes with a certain pessimism, it is not yet known whether to ask or tell and before this happens, here are some alternatives out of my conversations with the lord of the goldfish in Macondo:

1. That there is no truce, Zelaya must return to finish his six months

This may be the position of the international organizations in whom Zelaya has found support, however the polarization within the country is complicated by the link it has with the Chávez line. It becomes more difficult because if so, the chaos would continue for six months, and who knows if they would consider acts that have happened these days as illegitimate, such as the approval of the reforms to the municipalities law (which is good for everyone) , also the accusations that exist against his cabinet.

Another complicated aspect of this would be the inevitable discredit to the state institutions or civil society that have declared disagreement or illegality with the actions of the executive power, such as Supreme Court, National Congress, Public Prosecutor's Office, Catholic Church, Evangelical Church, Commissioner Of Human Rights, Armed Forces, among others.

2. That the crisis be resolved with a referendum and that the people decide

This departure has been proposed by Human Rights, which proposes that through a legal instrument of voting with oversight of international organizations, the people decide whether they want Zelaya to return or not.

With this we could all be happy, endure whatever the decision may be for the next six months that are just left until the elections planned for November 2009. If dark feelings are thrown away, we could live in bearable chaos ... difficult but it is an option .


3. That the interim government decides not to negotiate

It would imply that there is an extreme position, in which they do not want to accept any type of agreement for the benefit of peace, even denying the option of the referendum on the basis that everything that happened is within the legal framework. This would make the country have to fight internationally to make it seem true what seems to be a lie proposed by those who seem to be liars against those who have always lied to us, plus the social tension that supports Zelaya that would end up seeking the support of the left .

The most damaging thing about this is that the civil war is inevitable, because as happened in El Salvador, money and weapons would enter from the line of Chavismo and there is one more aggravating factor: if drug trafficking and organized crime are involved, the movement would be unstoppable. In El Salvador the left won the battle in the mountainous area, which is low in percentage terms; in Honduras, the entire territory is mountainous, which would give the left another advantage.

4. Let the ideology put the noses

This would imply that the United States and Venezuela draw from the depths of their livers the intention of taking sides for ideological and expansionist purposes (a pitiful cry that is not heard but we all know that it accompanies all this like the black witch in the movie "Australia" ). It means that Venezuela would seek for the leftist tendency to take an important bastion in the Central American region, one more to what is already Nicaragua (which has always been), El Salvador (where the FMLN won the elections) and Guatemala (which although not color is given, it is on the left trend). But on the other hand, that the United States tries to regain ground. This is in doubt because Obama has entered with a low profile, and as we see things, the strategy regarding Iraq is to withdraw rather than tell the truths of an alien struggle; and for the United States, Honduras is an insignificant point on the tablecloth. But I do not think that he considers the Chavista influence insignificant, which already includes several countries in the southern cone and Central America, and which also has strong ties with communist China and Iran.

If the ideological struggle gets into the subject, we will all lose, because it is the same as the religious struggle, of which no one has ever been able to give us a conscious explanation more than superficial pleas for forgiveness a century later.


Every day the marches in defense or against the president are greater, but without contingency or proposals. Only poetic screams that can end in things being resolved at the political level and the necessary changes not being made.

Whatever happens, we want peace and that the country assumes necessary transformations.

Photos are taken from Flickr about Crisis in Honduras.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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