Brazil Opposes Holding Elections in Honduras under De Facto Government

Brasilia, 4 August 2009, ABN — The government of Brazil rejected on Tuesday the idea of holding elections in Honduras under the de facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti, which was installed into power after the coup d’état on the 28th of June.

That is the message sent by the principal international adviser to the Brazilian presidency, Marco Aurelio Garcia, who called for stronger action, by the international community and especially by the United States, against the rupture of the constitutional order in the Central American country.

“We do not want to even imagine the possibility that the government of Micheletti would be allowed to organize elections,” said Garcia, who revealed that the constitutional president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, will travel to Brasilia next week, according to the news portal of TeleSur.

For his part, the legitimate president of Honduras, on Tuesday, stressed the importance of the Latin American countries’ support for the return of democracy in his country.

In Mexico City, where he made an official visit as the legitimate Honduran head of state, the president added that solidarity gives hope to the people to fight against any aggression and attempt at destabilization made by the coup regimes.

“The solidarity of Mexico in the press, in civil society, in government agencies, and in the Congress, means to us that there is an immense force for our purpose of making our principles prevail,” stressed Zelaya, according to the Prensa Latina news agency.

“There will always be a strong opposition bloc to isolate the coup leaders, to reject their violence, and, moreover, to teach them a lesson that these precedents shall not be repeated in our America,” said the Honduran leader.

The original article “Brasil rechazó realización de elecciones en Honduras bajo gobierno de facto” was published by the Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias on 4 August 2009.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at]