I doubt, however, that Zelaya will enter the country yet. I hope he listens to his friends and alleged foes, Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the US, and the US Department of State, who counsel him not to return to Honduras, but instead, return to the negotiating table in Costa Rica. Only Hugo Chávez has anything to gain by violence, and of course, he backs Zelaya’s irresponsible return attempt.
Regardless of what Zelaya has said to the media, and what they have so sweetly reported, his delegation, led by former ENEE CEO Rixi Moncada, did not go to Costa Rica on Wednesday to have a dialogue, but to announce that they had declared the dialogue a failure, since last Saturday.
Those dialogues are our best hope. But hypocrites Chávez and Zelaya have said mutually exclusive declarations simultaneously. They claimed to support the dialogue, but lashed out at Oscar Arias for recieving Micheletti, calling him a “criminal”. Chávez called the dialogues a dilatory measure by the US, while at the same time, through his news channel Telesur, praised Zelaya for going to the dialogue table. The international media have bent over backward to present only Zelaya as the hero on a white stallion holding a banner of peace, when it is his supporters who are breaking peace with burning tires, rocks and insults.