viernes, 2 de julio de 2010

Honduran suspicions of US complicity in the coup

By Raj

Adrienne Pine on provides links to new articles on the website of the Frente de Resistencia, along with audio links and emails circulating that relate to suspicions of US foreknowledge about the coup d'etat of June 28, 2010.

This is the kind of discussion that US commentators routinely reject out of hand as too fantastic to be given any attention.

But in my experience, the Hondurans who are taking these questions seriously are not impressionable: they include a wide range of highly educated people who find it hard to credit that the US was taken entirely by surprise and had no knowledge of the planned coup in time to intervene. This leads to the conclusion that the US did know, and chose to look the other way or even actively endorse the coup.

Concretely, people point to the various meetings Ambassador Hugo Llorens had with parties to the coup in the weeks leading up to June 28. The fact that the plane that illegally carried Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica landed at Palmerola (Soto Cano) air base, where US forces are stationed, without encountering any reaction, is seen as particularly suspicious.

The current stories come from a new source: ex-Zelaya minister Rolando Valenzuela, who was fatally shot on June 17. The death has been reported as resulting from an argument of a personal nature with Carlos Yacaman, now being sought for the crime.

Shortly before his death, Valenzuela gave an interview to a San Pedro Sula radio station. And that is what has inspired the current return to the nagging question of what Hugo Llorens knew, and when he knew it.

Here are our translations of the first of two articles posted by the FNRP; the second will follow in its own blog post.

Regardless of how likely readers think it is that US officials were part of the planning of the coup, or knew in advance, we would underline that what matters here is that Hondurans in resistance have so much distrust of the US. There is a reason why the US-supplied map to put the coup behind is viewed skeptically: it is called history.

North American ambassador did know about the coup and was part of the conspiracy

The North American ambassador accredited to Tegucigalpa, Hugo Llorens, did know about the coup d'Etat against Manuel Zelaya Rosales, the ex-minister of the Zelaya administration, Roland Valenzuela, revealed days before his death, in an interview broadcast by the journalist Ernesto Alonso Rojas, in a local radio station of the city of San Pedro Sula.

Fifteen days after the assassination of the ex-minister of the National Program of Sustainable Development (PRONADERA), at the hands of the businessman Carlos Yacaman Meza, the interview has circulated on different networks on the Internet, in which he signals in a clear way that the North American ambassador participated directly in the planning of the coup d'Etat and expressed his fear that he could be assassinated for the interview.

The interview, taped the first of May and broadcast by Radio Internacional of San Pedro Sula, regained importance after President Zelaya accused the US of forming part of the coup d'Etat, and Ambassador Llorens appeared denying his participation.

But Valenzuela related in detail how the Ambassador did participate in the coup and how the 1oth of June of 2009, the then-president of the National Congress Roberto Micheletti, converted into dictator the 28th of the same month, sent the draft of the decree that would remove Zelaya from office to the North American ambassador to ask his opinion.

According to the story of the ill-fated ex-minister, despite the fact that it was still the 10th of June, the decree carried the date the 28th of June, with the following message for the ambassador, "Ambassador Llorens, this is the decree that Micheletti delivered to me, some opinions are lacking but it requires your immediate opinion."

Valenzuela pointed out as well that the decree sent to the ambassador carried the signature of the congress members Ricardo Rodriguez, Liberal party member and present Sub Procurador of the Republic, Toribio Aguilera Coello, PINU member presently congress member, Rolando Dubon Buezo, Nacional party member and still congressman, Rigoberto Chan Castillo, Nacional party member now secretary of Congress and Gabo Alfredo Jalil Mejia who served as Minister of Defense in the Micheletti regime.

In accord with the interview the person who supposedly sent the decree to the North American ambassador was Jacqueline Foglia Sandoval, a Honduran ex-military, graduate of West Point, who served as attaché of defense in the Honduran embassy in Washington, and as a member of COHEP (Honduran Council of Private Enterprise), among other organizations.

"What did ambassador Llorens have to do walking around, getting involved in the internal affairs of Honduras, giving opinions on a draft document that is the removal of president Zelaya" the ex minister asked in the conversation with the journalist Rojas.

Hillary Clinton promised to restore Zelaya

Valenzuela went further by affirming that the North American Secretary of State promised Zelaya to restore him in power on the first visit that he made to Washington after being overthrown.

"Hillary Clinton on the first visit of president Zelaya swore to president Zelaya that they were going to restore him and afterward they went looking for a position so that the dictatorship could perpetuate itself in power".

Valenzuela affirmed that the restitution of President Zelaya did not happen, "because the gringos betrayed us, because the gringos always betray us... they play a role, saying to us that they are going to aid us and on the other hand they say to Micheletti, hang on, Micheletti, hang on, we aren't going to remove you".

They never restored Zelaya.

Who is Jacqueline Foglia Sandoval

Foglia is singled out by Valenzuela, as the person charged with coordinating and operating the coup d'Etat, "she is the one that coordinated what would be delivered to each one of those that served as executors of the coup, what they should do and say, and what they wanted them to declare", and proposed as an example what she said to the then-Procurador General of the Republic, Rosa América Miranda de Galo.

"Attorney this is the cuarta urna decree, it is published now, you have to declare it illegal".

The 11th of May of 2009, the Court of Administrative Disputes in Tegucigalpa, declared the petition to nullify the survey of the 28th of June presented by the Special Attorney Against Corruption, Henry Salgado, admissable. Three days later the Procuradora General, Rosa América Miranda, cleared it at trial, leaving defenseless the government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

Foglia Sandoval also is singled out in the report "The Facts Speak for Themselves" of the Commissioner of Human Rights, Leo Valladares Lanza, of being part of the battalion 3-16, which in the 1980s was in charge of assassinations and disappearances of Hondurans.

Enjoying the luxury of Dubai the overthrow of Zelaya started

The ill-fated minister revealed how six major businessmen came together at a fair in the city of Dubai, in the bar of a hotel, saying that "Zelaya has to be removed, we cannot support him anymore".

According to the declarations of Valenzuela the conspiracy to remove President Zelaya began in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in the distant Middle East, immediately after the project of the cuarta urna was announced.

A group of businessmen that were participating in an international fair, who Valenzuela did not identify, decided in that meeting that they were going to remove Zelaya from power and then they articulated and paid a lobbyist in Washington, identified only with the last name of Smith, to begin to discredit the government of Zelaya, a job that cost them four million dollars.

Perhaps Valenzuela was referring to the firm of lobbyists Smith, Dawson and Andrews with its headquarters in Washington.

According to the story, it was in the same reunion that the decided to name Jacqueline Foglia as the coordinator and person in charge of logistics to prepare the overthrow of Zelaya.

Marcia Villeda faked the signature of president Zelaya

In one part of the interview, Valenzuela mentions how the coup d'Etat was planned in congress and in one of the many meetings of the conspiracy, the then and present congress member Marcia Facusse de Villeda was ordered to obtain documents for the accusations against Zelaya.

And about the falsification of president Zelaya, Valenzuela said without subterfuge that it was Marcia Facusse de Villeda who was charged with faking the signature of the president.

In the extensive interview that Valenzuela gave days before his death, he confessed that when Zelaya named him as minister of Pronadera, he knew nothing about agriculture; he criticized the role of the fuel transnationals, the system of administration of justice, as well as the role of personages such as Carlos Flores, who he singled out as involved directly in the coup d'Etat.

Valenzuela will not be able to testify before the Truth Commission because of his assassination in cold blood, in the city of San Pedro Sula, but without knowing his declarations it will be a good contribution to the knowledge of the truth, although now, Valenzuela is dead.

The second story posted today stemming from the interview with Roland Valenzuela, now circulating by email and on the internet, cites the mechanism by which Valenzuela said he gained access to papers from the planning of the coup:

The coup d'Etat was planned by Honduran businessmen in an Arab emirate

The assassinated ex minister, Roland Valenzuela, for the ousted president Manuel Zelaya, denounced, on "San Pedro Sula by Night", that the coup d'Etat in Honduras was planned by a group of six Honduran businessmen, who coincided in attending a fair in Dubai, one of the seven Arab emirates.

They met in a bar in a hotel and decided that they had to remove Zelaya: "we cannot bear him any more". Just when the Cuarta Urna started to be pushed, a menace to them, since Zelaya sought a constitutional assembly to convert into law the economic and social measures of his government, in order to protect them.

The "articulator", the coordinator of the coup d'Etat, Jackeline Sandoval, graduated with honors from West Point, and trained afterwards in the US Rangers, forgot a dossier of papers in the Hotel Plaza San Martin, that contained various drafts with precise details of how the Coup would occur.

The dossier was delivered, by "a common citizen who to me is a hero", said Valenzuela, in a recorded copy of the radio program, of almost two hours duration that is circulating on the Internet.

They paid four million dollars to a "powerful lobbyist", someone who promotes political proposals, last name Smith, to misinform about Zelaya through accusations to the Pentagon, the CIA, and the FBI, and to predispose the government of the US. Smith and partners contacted the coordinator of the coup.

Valenzuela commented that those groups, that had sworn an oath to kill Zelaya, would be listening and would say "how does this hayseed [hijuelmaíz] know so much, I don't know if they will kill me right now when I leave [the Radio]", he said, laughing.

The ambassador Hugo Llorens and the US

Among other papers, is the draft of the decree to remove Zelaya, with the number of the Act, dated the 28th of June 2009, signed by Ricardo Rodriguez, José Toribio Aguilera, Rolando Dubón Bueso, Rigoberto Chang Castillo and Gabo Alfredo Jalil Mejía; who address Hugo Llorens, telling him that some corrections are lacking but that "your opinion requires immediate attention".

"what does ambassador Llorens have to do meddling in those matters... giving opinions on a draft that is, nothing less, than the draft of the removal of President Zelaya. This love so great that Llorens had for Zelaya, after not liking him, always called my attention", Valenzuela opined.

He accused the US: "the coup was not reversed because, they betrayed us". Zelaya never was restored because the US assured Micheletti "hold on, hold on, stay there, because we are not going to remove you", he asserted.

"Hillary Clinton swore to Zelaya that they were going to restore him", but at the same time turned over control of the situation to Oscar Arias, who Valenzuela called "the clerk of the gringos".

There is also a communique of the international community, in which "they report that the rule of law was persistently broken" by Zelaya, that "he was attributed, de facto, the supremacy of all the powers of State".

He said that in the sheet, there was a "little list" of the people that were in the meeting, and a set of "untrue accusations" against Zelaya, with observations and corrections that were considered necessary for the proposed plan. Jackeline Sandoval delivered to each person involved which were their tasks and what they should do, or say.

"Call Marcia Villeda so that she obtains those documents" said one of the annotations read by Valenzuela. She "faked the signature" on a supposed resignation of Zelaya and afterwords "they declared her innocent" in a court, he explained.

When Zelaya decided to carry out the Cuarta Urna, the businessmen had a meeting in Dubai and discussed that he wanted the constitutional assembly to convert into law the discounts on fuels. For Valenzuela this had been the motive.

They convince the Armed Forces of Honduras

The conspirators went in search of the Armed Forces, which was the final shield of defense of President Zelaya, that had "remained loyal" to the president, he said.

Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, who was at the time in the Hotel Christopher Columbus in Trujillo, "seemed like a child running from one side to the other showing the plans for the Cuarta Urna to the President", Valenzuela observed. "Suddently, he radically changed his position".

The golpistas acted divided

The only "lying excuse" that they had to kidnap the President was the Cuarta Urna. One golpista group said that there was no way "to touch the president, there are not processes yet, they haven't done what needs to be done, they haven't fulfilled the plan that we made, they are going to reverse the coup", they complained to the other group.

Micheletti persisted and "convinced the Armed Forces, with a perverse connection". Those involved "are the men that command in this country", Rafael Ferrari, media baron, "became ill and went to the US, but left instructions for Renato Alvarez and Edgardo Melgar [journalists] so that they would dedicate themselves to blowing up flowerpots at Mel, and follow the instructions of Billy Joya".

He said that "the golpistas did not follow the scheme that the hawks gave them, the procedure that the American ambassador accepted". Carlos Flores, also golpista, followed the proposal of the US, he was the first to show solidarity with president Zelaya and his wife Xiomara, and to say to him that he "had nothing to do with the coup".

According to Valenzuela those pressing for the coup were "a chuña faction, those that came from below and were desperate to divvy up power".

"The are going to have me killed for this", Roland Valenzuela then said.

He asserted that there is a group of hitman to assassinate Zelaya. That the order in the coup "was to kill him, pretend that the presidential guard resisted, that there was a shoot-out and a shot hit him. But, a man that was opposed" when the elite guard arrived to take away the president, sent 500 soldiers so that "600 eyes would see what happened".

Valenzuela mentioned, in the interview, that he did not go out to march with the Resistance, because he feared that they would kill him in the street, because it fell to him to do "private things, alone" to push for the return and the restitution of Zalaya.

With the Constituyente, Zelaya sought to convert into law the social conquests pushed ahead

Valenzuela mentioned seven measures of the government of Zelaya that produced the discontent and caused the various powerful groups to unite against him.

Among others, the order to lower the prices of the basic shopping cart, the regulation and pressures by the DEI [income tax agency] for the dispensations to fast food franchises, that introduced products like a consumer shop, and sold them in other places.

The measures to adjust the price of fuels, Petro Caribe that provoked the revolt of the transnationals. He told that one of the importers said to the president: "if I stop importation of fuels, president, you will not last even 24 hours more in your position". Valenzuela said that he pushed that businessman, and insulted them.

Zelaya had concluded that the measures achieved in his government could only be protected by "turning them into law", and for that the constitutional assembly was needed, that led him to push for a popular poll, known as the Cuarta Urna. Because, as he said, "in the Congress we have no power. The Court, the Tribunal Superior de Cuentas, 'are owned"".

The role of the Commission of Truth and reconciliation

The "commission of the lie" intends to say that "they committed the coup against president Zelaya because he provoked it", Valenzuela concluded.

Roland Valenzuela, close collaborator and friend of Zelaya, was assassinated by a bullet in the back, by another businessman, Carlos Yacamán Meza, in the bar of a hotel, the 16th of [June] or 2010. The Police initially hid the name of the person that killed him in order not to "hinder the investigations".


4 comentarios:

  1. He was killed cause he was corrupt as Zelaya as Yacaman, they had illicit business with this family and did not want to share the money with eachother, this is cause he gained more power than the killer, he was just inventing lies about Us and Zelaya himself they are both corrupt and they also had businesses with this family cause they were in the same gang, like mafia type where just the rich can get in but can't get out. All it was about money, he is as dirty as the killer which he was a killer before he killed this Valenzuela, and trashing the ambassador of US, he was a bad politic that stole millions from ENE electric energy company in Honduras read the news and comments about both of them and their families they are thiefs, liers, and criminals like a big mafia, don't let them enter USA this family yacaman has family friends in the Usa that is why he was hiding here with her girlfriend Sabillon who is wanted from the police too, and lives in Miami be on the alert she stole money too from the goverment those day of Zelaya all of them are thiefs, becareful doing business with this people and abraham jesus yacaman is on the loose also for killing someone in honduras be on the alert, he might be in mexico or california he is wanted too, this people don't belong in USA do not give them visa they are really mafia type in that country and come here to do fraud to US investigate and you will see that I am not telling a lie. Be ware that they are criminals and have stolen money from inocent people of Honduras and USA. Also they are pedophiles and abuse children sexually molested them, specially jose estevez matute alias jorge he is a pedophile also luis antonio medina barahona, alias tono el indio, and mario medina barahona too, and roberto sanchez, some are brothers the others are married to alicia yacaman sisters, be aware do not let them in US or other countries and roberto medina is a thief was in prison for 10 years, they have contacts in the embassy and can get visa do not give them visa I believe one of the yacaman clan work or worked in the embassy beware, do not let them scape or look at facebook for some or their name's also they abuse their spouses and one of them is looking beat up in her eye look at them jose estevez matute please be aware all this family is crazy and have no remorse to abuse women and children and he is abusing her own daughter marisol matute and she is prostituing herself in utila or bay island with americans tourist as jenny sanchez, be aware they may be having HIV or other sickness keep an eye on them on facebook.

  2. Dicen en la prensa de honduras que carlos yacaman ha sido dejado libre, averiguen y que lo vieron hasta fumando en miami con dos tipos, sera cierto o seran los familiares que los tienen escondidos o en texas o en california o miami, pues alli se refugian muchos de estos ninitos ricos de los turcos de honduras, salieron huyendo todos porque la deben a muchas gentes y el jose david yacaman no se queda atras estafo a miles de muchachos inspirando ser artistas y les cobraba por el casting ja esta familia si que se las trae y grandesm mormones se dicen ser, son todos unos ladrones y los gringos no saben de ellos, por eso les dan la mano pobres de ellos bien usados por estos ladillos uf ojo no se metan con esta familia que les va seguir las desgracias por la maldicion de anos atras de los medina barahona son unos malandros que se fueron sin pagar las deudas y ahora les toca alos hijos de los hijos no se junten con estos tienen mal de ojo. Este es medio hermano del carlos yacaman tambien son todos iguales y operan distinto pero lo saben hacer a si tienen fundacion no les den un cinco no les daran nada a ningun nino, ya lei todo lo que son alrededor de esta gente, son unos hipocritas todos, ojo estan advertidos no den un cinco a estas gentes que trabajen y no esclavisen a ninos inocentes porque hasta eso han hecho en honduras sinverguenzas todos ellos. Se hicieron ricos a costa de gente humilde y pobre. Ah y siendo narcos pues imaginense la Alicia invento poner todos los negocios a sus hijastros para darle en la torre a su rival la ex de chepe la cual le costo divorciarse de ella, porque ella no le queria dar el divorcio y ellos viviron en bigamia estando casado en miami con alicia y honduras con maria isabel meza vean fechas senores al menos que el abogaducho el tal rodolfo yacaman familiar claro de ellos les lleva toda la marramucia claro el billete que esta de por medio, aja y quieren vender sus negocios a los narcos veamos si se les dan mejor ni se las compren esta gente esta maldita ojo les va caer el huracan tambien si se ponen a comprar sus propiedades.

  3. Este Yacaman es un cerdo igual que toda su familia, el era de una cedula de narcos/lavadores de activos entre sus socios: Carlos Gattlin, Elias Handal Saybe, Chepe Handal, Emil Hawit, sus hermanos Lourdes Yacaman de Hawit y el otro diablo que estafo gente de Abraham Yacaman, provienen de una mala familia, este Carlos Yacaman mato a Roland Valenzuela en el restaurante Feocarril, propiedad de otros narcos, debido a que al Yacaman le ofrecieron dinero para mezclar intereses politicos con economicos, quien ofrecio el dinero por la cabeza de este politico se llama Marcos Avila un poderoso lavador de activos en Honduras, este ultimo impulsado por la familia Atala y Carlos Flores Facusse, debido a la trama politica en el caso de Zelaya, ya que a Roland lo uso Mel Zelaya para que denunciara en una entrevista radial el complot tras el golpe de estado, que involcraba a una agente de la CIA (jaqueline foglia sandoval y al asesino del 316 Billy Joya Amendola) por lo que provocaron esta trama politica y de intereses ocultos, ya que no hay que desconocer que en ese pais los narcos financian las millonarias campanas de los politicos, la entrevista la pueden escuchar en:

  4. Bueno, bueno ya les llego, en Sps a chepe handal, en occidente a arnulfo valle alias el colocho y sus hermanos, a hector emilio fernandez alias el H Galel, otro que tambien caera es el ingeniero agronomo conocido mo el che en copan ruinas que tiene una hacienda en copan ruinas fronteriza con guatemala que es un punto ciego de trafico de droga, pero quye como este mentado che, es de cuna de millonario, cree o creeran que pasarn desapercibido, hay un monton, los testaferros, los trabajadores, colaboradores, pronto se publicaran nombres y apellidos de todos estos que saludan con sombrero ajeno. zuniga, puerto, barahona, medina, merrin, bladimiro paz en santa barbara, al consul, melvin en choloma, bueno ahora si hijos de puta, se las pelaron porque ya estan en lista.
    aqui en guate se esconde victor hugo aliasel rojo enemigo de hector, el hector pasa en mexico, y en el jaral copan ruinas, y el otro grandote de el chapo.....donde creen? vayan a paraiso, el espiritu y en el mismo copan ruinas, no por nada soy el infiltrado x.