Tuesday, June 08, 2010

U.S. military aid and Honduras

As reported by El Heraldo, U.S. military aid to Honduras is resuming.  The Deputy Commander of Southcom is visiting to celebrate and discuss future interchanges.  One of them will be, wait for it, human rights.  It would be far more useful for the Obama administration to acknowledge the continued abuses of human rights in Honduras rather than engaging in a debate over whether the country should be readmitted to the OAS.


leftside 5:33 PM  

The US shielding its allies from human rights criticisms is nothing new. This episode just shows how desperate the US is for friends in Latin America. Hopefully, the region will teach Hillary a lesson that there are consequences to such a cynical policy.

Justin Delacour 12:06 AM  

My question has always been this: Does Hillary have anything to offer Brazil (or any of the other hold-outs) in exchange for supporting Honduras' return to the OAS? Or is this just another case of U.S. policy-makers wanting something for nothing?

leftside 2:44 AM  

I don't know that Brazil (and most of the other countries) really wants something in exchange. What they want is what they say - that the US ought to stand up to the Honduran coup plotters and human rights abusers so it will not happen again.

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