Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lobo's spin

Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. There is some pretty remarkable spin in there.  So, for example, Honduras is somehow a thriving democracy despite the removal of a president in a manner that even most of Zelaya's opponents agree was unconstitutional.  Honduras' economy is doing great, though he makes no mention of either poverty or inequality. He cites his own anti-corruption programs, but there is no evidence of any reduction of corruption.

He blames every ill in Honduras on international factors, which means that none of Honduras' homegrown socioeconomic problems really need to be addressed.

I know, I know, this is the message he needs to project. Presidents don't write articles about how their own political elite has ruined the country, and how they are uninterested in allowing any real change to ever occur, to the point of overthrowing anyone who seems to challenge the status quo.


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