Honduras: coup regime says FARC funds Zelaya backers

Honduran authorities claimed July 27 that Colombia’s FARC guerilla organization has financed supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The National Police say they seized a book and receipts that show payments between $2,500 and $100,000 for officials of the Zelaya government to “spend in El Paraiso,” the region on the Nicaraguan border where followers of Zelaya wait for the ousted president’s return.

Police spokesman Danilo Orellano told Honduran media that the payments were delivered by a former congressional candidate of the ruling Liberal Party and son of an official of the ousted Zelaya government. He said the money “comes from South America, following [information found in] a computer that was seized from a leader of the FARC… There is a partnership with some people here that lead our country.” He added that Zelaya supporters are “directly involved” with the Colombian guerillas “and who receive money from the FARC. I can say this directly.” He said the evidence has been turned over to the Public Ministry. (Colombia Reports, July 27)

Computers seized from presidential palace
In another likely fabrication, the National Criminal Investigation Directorate (DNIC) on July 17 seized 45 computers from the presidential palace that purportedly contain files with pre-prepared fraudulent results of the referendum on Zelaya’s proposed constitutional reform that was to have been held June 28, the day he was ousted. The claim has been aggressively plugged by the John Birch Society’s New American, and right-wing trolls on Slashdot and World War 4 Report. It received a brief mention in USA Today, and more in-depth treatment on Barcelona’s Europa Press July 17.

But the Europa Press account includes the following: “One of the government attorneys who took part in the operation this Friday showed the news media an electoral record of the Technical Institute Luis Bográn, of Tegucigalpa, in which…there were 550 paper ballots, of which 450 were affirmative votes for Zelaya’s proposal and 30 were against, in addition to 20 blank votes and 30 void ones.” Obviously, credible results would have to have returns in the thousands, not hundreds. So whatever the figures on these computer files represent, it is logically something other than what is being portrayed.

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  1. Of course FARC supported Zelaya!
    Of course FARC/Chavez supported Zelaya! As one of Chavez’s minions, Zelaya was involved in drug trafficking against the U.S. For more than 50 years, Castro has been working to harm the U.S. and infect Latin America with the AIDS of Marxism, first financed by the Soviet Union, and later by Hugo Chavez and drug trafficking. Castro, Chavez and his minions are behind most of the drug trafficking from Latin America.

    Rafael Correa, the megalomaniac thug who enslaved Ecuadorians with the same “democratic” scheme Zelaya was using to enslave Hondurans, received funds from Chavez and FARC for his presidential campaign and has been helping Chavez and FARC harm Colombia and the U.S.

    Evo Morales is deeply involved in drug trafficking against the U.S., and so was Zelaya. Honduran Foreign Minister Enrique Ortez revealed that Zelaya allowed Chavez’s cocaine to roll into Honduras from Venezuela before heading to the U.S.

    “Every night, three or four Venezuelan-registered planes land without the permission of appropriate authorities and bring thousands of pounds . . . ”

    1. How about the “AIDS of stupidity”?
      You are a pathetic, laughable self-caricature. Stop cluttering up my website with your extremist red-baiting rhetoric and bogus unsubstantiated charges. Go get your own damn blog. Oh, you’ve already got one. Do I clutter it up with endless left-wing screeds? If you have some actual information to share with us, you are invited to post here. If you just want to spread hate, take a hike.

  2. Computers seized from presidential palace
    The cooked results mentioned are for ONE ballot box that would have been located at Technical Institute Luis Bográn, of Tegucigalpa.

    Obviously you have no idea what you are talking about.

    Why can’t you understand?! The only person who violated our Constitution and was plotting a coup was Manuel Zelaya. Thank God our government worked and acted to keep Honduras free and democratic, as it has been for more than 20 years. We don’t need to re-write our Constitution it WORKS!

    1. Maybe.
      Prosecutors said that “algunas actas habían sido rellenadas con los datos de las personas que supuestamente participaron en el fallido referéndum que no pudo llevarse a cabo por el golpe de Estado.” ([S]ome ballot boxes had been filled with the data of persons who supposedly participated in the failed referendum that could not be carried out due to the coup d’etat.) “Some”? Enough to plausibly falsify the results? Why should the results emanate from the presidency rather than the electoral authorities? Isn’t the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in charge of the count? Or were they not cooperating pursuant to the court decision against the vote? I’m just honestly trying to make sense of it.