Saturday, November 28, 2009
The Chicago Religious Leadership Network has just sent us the following announcement concerning an event in Chicago to protest tomorrow's elections in Honduras. Additional demonstrations will be held in Washington DC and most likely in other cities as well.
Chicago VIGIL - 3pm to 5pm Sunday, November 29th
In front of the Honduran Consulate, 4439 West Fullerton, Chicago, Illinois
Tomorrow, Sunday, the illegal coup government in Honduras with carry out elections which will not be recognized as legitimate by the United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), or any country in the hemisphere except the United States, Panama, and now since Friday Costa Rica. The U.S. State Department appears to have made a quid-pro-quo deal with right wing Republican Senator Jim DeMint, to recognize the Honduras election in return for DeMint lifting his “hold” on the nomination of Obama’s pick for Ast. Secy of State for Latin America, Arturo Valenzuela. There has been U.S. collusion with the coup plotters and it regime by former U.S. State Department officials, Cuban-Americans, public relations executives who are close political allies with Hillary Clinton (now Secy of State), and possibly the U.S. Ambassador Llorens in Honduras. President Obama, who immediately spoke out forcefully against the coup has demurred ever since, failing to provide leadership for a new direction in U.S. policy as he promised at the Summit of the Americas. So please, come on Sunday. And make the brief phone calls to the White House and Congress. For the latest news from multiple sources, click here.
Hat tip to Gary L. Cozette, Program Director, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN)