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Mr. Grandin, Where do you get your facts?

I'm not against anyone publishing their personal opinions but, if this is news it should be facts. I know how the media works, I've been working for media for a while now too and I know the pressure that exists from "above" to publish or not publish something or add some "color" to it to attract readers and basically SELL more. But, alarming people and causing monetary and reputation damages to OUR COUNTRY??!!

Textually citing you: "More than a dozen Zelaya supporters have been executed over the last four months. Security forces have illegally detained nearly 10,000 people; police and soldiers have beaten protesters and gang-raped women. And the very idea of a negotiated solution to the crisis grants legitimacy to those provoked it."

Police and soldiers have NOT beat up and gang-raped women! What is your problem sir? Have you come to Honduras and seen this yourself! I do not support neither Micheletti or Zelaya, because I don't support one-man's work, it is the whole party and most of the un-educated people that lead this country and lead it to a bad place. I personally was on the street and followed with sticks, stones and guns one day when we were praying to GOD on the street, and members of the Zelaya party chased us down. Watch the videos in youtube.com, look for proof, come to Honduras, come to San Pedro Sula and look at the broken businesses downtown, come and see the malls and the contstant bombs they put in the bathrooms in Multiplaza in Tegucigalpa, in Galerias del Valle in San Pedro Sula. Why don't you come and see for yourself before writing things that aren't true?

Melissa Fortin

San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras

Nov 10 2009 - 11:19am

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Although I can point to many inaccuracies in Mr. Grandin's article, I'll refer only to his main point, whether the accord demands the restoration of Zelaya or not.

The accord reads (my translation):" ...both commissions have decided, respectfully, that the National Congress, as an institutional expression of the popular sovereignty, in use of its faculties, via consultation with the instances that are relevant such as the Supreme Court and according to law, decide what proceeds regarding 'bringing back the executive power to its state prior to June 28th...' " and then goes on to declare that this decision by the congress will be the basis for peace that the country needs.

It is the congress that will decide if Zelaya is returned to power or not. There is no date for this decision by the congress either.

Never in the deal, officially or not, is there a mandatory requirement for Zelaya to be reinstated.

The elections will go on as planned, and only afterwards, perhaps as late as January, before the transfer of office, will a vote take place.

Get your facts straight, please.

Fernando Soler

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Nov 2 2009 - 6:58pm

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Excellent article, very timely as it opposes both immature critics from the "left" as well as the whole gamut of the right. It is particulary valuable because it places the Front in its rightful position--center stage.

Arnold August

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Oct 31 2009 - 11:44pm