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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

State Of Emergency Declared

Decreto PCM-30-2009 declares a national state of emergency for all activities related to the election in Honduras. The main thing it does is authorize the Secretary of State for Defense to enter into contracts for military operations, material and supplies related to the election without first getting bids, and authorizes him to employ the 5,000 reservists for the election.

Decreto PCM-29-2009 authorizes the employment of 5,000 reservists for the time they are needed, starting November 13. It does not specify a date for demobilizing them.

Decreto PCM-31-2009 authorizes a national disarmament starting on November 23, lasting until a second order is issued. It authorizes the confiscation of "all firearms, and the like", and orders the Security minister to carry it out, with the cooperation of the ministers of Government and Justice, and Defense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like they're going to need a state of emergency.

"Honduras' Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that ousted President Manuel Zelaya cannot legally return to office, dimming the possibility of his reinstatement after a June coup, court sources said." --Reuters


"The United States risks souring relations with much of Latin America if it recognizes a presidential election in Honduras on Sunday, the foreign policy adviser to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil said in an interview on Wednesday." -- Reuters