Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Today Roberto Micheletti Bain felt he had to issue a statement that denied that the US was trying to overthrow him. He says that certain media in Honduras are spreading rumors that there is unusual airplane activity at the US part of the Palmerola airbase in Comayagua and that there are "thousands of dead" and "rivers of blood". This listener, who regularly listens to Radio Globo, Cholusat Sur (TV 36 in Tegucigalpa) and Radio Progresso, the main opposition media, has heard no such stories. Apparently these rumors come from pro-coup media.
Micheletti said to assembled reporters, "We have no official information from the air force that airplanes have arrived from the US; the ones that are there are the ones that they use to do their normal things. There is no invasion". "If a country decided to invade us, I'd be the first to know, and I'd tell you", he told reporters He went on to add that the US was a country that respected the law, and even though they've taken economic measures against Honduras, they wouldn't be capable of going to that extreme.
If this was a whisper campaign from the resistance, it seems to have been effective.