Friday, February 05, 2010
Ex-Leader of Honduras Says Successor Must Hasten Purge
Ex-President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is criticizing the new President, Porfirio Lobo, for not acting quickly in purging the government of those who organized, allowed, or supported the coup against him. He says that there are still a number of military officers as well as judges in office that plotted against him. Lobo, on the other hand, has larger problems on his hands and is unlikely to hasten in the execution of Zalaya's criticisms. He still has to convince the rest of the world that his new government is legitimate and that he is in fact the rightful president of Honduras. So far, only the USA, Taiwan, and a handful of Latin American nations have recognized his government as legitimate.