Todd Gordon and Jeff Webber have written a second article on the current situation in Honduras after the return of former president Zelaya, looking at the Canadian connection: “The Cartagena Accord: A Step Forward for Canada in Honduras.” Read it here.
In their July 6 article, “From Cartagena to Tegucigalpa: Imperialism and the Future of the Honduran Resistance,” they wrote “Just over a month ago, on May 22, 2011, the Cartagena Accord was signed by the Venezuelan, Colombian, and Honduran governments. The event facilitated the return of ousted Honduran President, Manuel Zelaya (also a signatory to the Accord), to Tegucigalpa on May 28, and the readmission of Honduras into the Organization of American States (OAS) on June 1…the Cartagena Accord is best understood as a blow to the Honduran Resistance, one that is likely to undermine efforts to continue building a grassroots movement genuinely capable of challenging political and economic power in the country. At the same time, there is no reason to believe that the accord will do anything to redress the systematic violations of human rights that have persisted since the coup. Even worse, it is likely to cast a democratic veneer over these atrocities, á la Colombia.” Read the whole article here.