Honduras remains fragile

One day after the first-round presidential election in Brazil, a country that played an important role in mediating the political crisis in Honduras in 2009, two UN officials are participating in talks in Tegucigalpa. The objective of this visit is to see how the reconciliation is proceeding between the political parties, reported the Inter Press Service news Agency.

Earlier last year, former president Manuel Zelaya was expelled from his office because the opposition pretended that he wanted to change the constitution to make sure he could run again.

Zelaya later flew out of the country, but came back clandestinely and hid for a long period in the Brazilian Embassy. He is now in exile in the Dominican Republic.

Since then, the new government has created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, because there have been many possible violations of human rights reported.

The article mentions that Zelaya is putting pressure on his former administration to keep secret any information regarding the possible abuses. The commission plans to publish a final report early next year.

Submitted by Jean-Virgile Tassé-Themens

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