Wed Mar 15th, 2023 at 10:51:45 AM EST
Burning candles late at night in the Oval Office ... blatant violation of the spirit of the Monroe doctrine.
Taiwan secessionists, US meddlers to suffer 'heavy blow' amid 'massive' turnout in Honduras election
Honduras to establish diplomatic ties with China | AFP |
Honduras will establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, President Xiomara Castro de Zelaya said Tuesday, a move that would result in the severing of longstanding official ties with Taiwan.
Castro wrote on Twitter that she had instructed Foreign Minister Eduardo Reina "to undertake the opening of official relations with the People's Republic of China."
The move comes weeks after her government announced it was negotiating with China to build a hydroelectric dam called Patuca II.
Under Beijing's "One China" principle, no country may maintain official diplomatic relations with both China and Taiwan.
Honduras is one of only 14 countries that officially recognize Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers part of its territory to be retaken one day, by force if necessary.
The Honduran government did not immediately confirm whether it had officially severed ties with Taipei.
On Wednesday, Taiwan's foreign ministry expressed "serious concern" at the announcement.
"We ask Honduras to carefully consider and do not fall into China's trap and make the wrong decision to damage the long-term friendship between Taiwan and Honduras," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Latin America has been a key diplomatic battleground for China and Taiwan since the two split in 1949 after a civil war. Honduras is among three Central American states -- alongside Belize and Guatemala -- that still recognize Taiwan.
It is one of its few remaining allies in Latin America after China poached Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica in recent years.
Other Taiwan diplomatic allies include Paraguay, Haiti and seven small island nations in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Key words: Hillary Clinton | Lanny Davis | US denouncing outcome of a Democratic election | Murder of Berta Cáceres |
US Policy Failure on Honduras, Zelaya Returns!
Zelaya was ousted from the presidency when he was kidnapped at gunpoint by the military on 28 June 2009. Although no hard evidence has yet emerged that the US government was directly involved in his overthrow, the Obama administration did everything it could to help the coup government to survive and then legitimate itself through elections that most of the rest of the hemisphere, and the world, rejected as neither free nor fair.
Zelaya's return represents a partial reversal of that coup d'etat and Washington's efforts to consolidate it, just as President Aristide's return to Haiti after seven years in exile, on 18 March - despite furious efforts by the Obama administration, and even President Obama himself, to prevent it - is a partial reversal of the 2004 US-organised coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Haiti.
America's Promise for Future Operations
Oh wait! The Monroe Doctrine and the America's has been elongated to West Africa, roots of a large minority of US citizens ... Kenya by exception, no US citizens can have roots there.
Magic words democracy - borders - sovereignty- UN Charter - like a chameleon changing color, definitions change by White House occupancy.