Comments on: In exile with the President http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: aulete http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340311 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:57:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340311 Remember, Zelaya IS NOT a refugee. According to the brasilian president he is a visitor. The brasilian embassy on Honduras is been used for Zelaya political porpuse. This IS NOT allow according to Viena Convention.

On article 3, Viena Convention says what is the functions of a diplomatic mission. Read.

Article 3

1.The functions of a diplomatic mission consist, inter alia, in:

(a) Representing the sending State in the receiving State;

(b) Protecting in the receiving State the interests of the sending State and of its nationals, within the
limits permitted by international law;

(c) Negotiating with the Government of the receiving State;

(d) Ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the receiving State, and
reporting thereon to the Government of the sending State;

(e) Promoting friendly relations between the sending State and the receiving State, and developing
their economic, cultural and scientific relations.

2.Nothing in the present Convention shall be construed as preventing the performance of consular
functions by a diplomatic mission.

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By: aulete http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340310 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:50:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340310 BRASIL is broking the Viena Convention.

Article 41.

1.Without prejudice to their privileges and immunities, it is the duty of all persons enjoying such
privileges and immunities to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving State. They also have a
duty NOT TO INTERFERE IN THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS of that State.

2.All official business with the receiving State entrusted to the mission by the sending State shall
be conducted with or through the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the receiving State or such other
ministry as may be agreed.

3.The premises of the mission must not be used in any manner INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MISSION as laid down in the present Convention or by other rules of general international law or by
any special agreements in force between the sending and the receiving State.

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By: Carolina Troncoso http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340190 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 21:37:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340190 Edgard, super tu trabajo, arriesgado,pero al fin y al cabo, es lo que te gusta, y para mi, eres el mejor en esto.
Abrazos desde Chile, estamos pendiente de lo que pase en la Embajada de Brasil de Tegus.

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By: Martín Bolívar http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340176 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:08:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340176 !!!VIVA LA DEMOCRACIA¡¡¡ – Edgard Garrido: excellent work.

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By: velinda http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340170 Wed, 07 Oct 2009 01:35:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340170 Excelent work, at least you were able to tell the thruth. Many people keep repiting “The Constitution”. We the people are the Constitution. We have the right to elect our goberment. Therefore Micheletti was not elected by the people. Micheletti controling the congress who invented a fake resignation letter from Zelaya, The Supreme Court, and the Arm Forces, suspending basic human rights. That, my friend, is not Constitutional; is a DICTATORSHIP!!

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By: Hmmm http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340160 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 03:56:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340160 Guerote.

You seem to have forgotten that the Honduras Supreme Court is who analyses and makes ruling on the constitution. Not you or Zelaya.

Zelaya attempted to assist in treason in 1985. The court had reason to believe he was trying again. They ruled that the encuesta was not to proceed. Government agencies agreed. Zelaya defied the court, the court who are charged with upholding the constitution.

Whether Zelaya proposed the changes, or supported changes proposed by his political allies, mean nothing. Even if he supported the changes, that was enough for Article 239 to activate.

And Zelaya was using violent mobs to have his way. Even right now, he calls his supporters to take to the streets and disobey the courts and government.

The courts, the congress and the military all support what has happened to Zelaya. Not even the people disagree. Those violent people who are out on the streets are small compared to the marching in the street of those who wanted Zelaya gone.

And you believe that the mainstream media has spread the big lie? Why do you think this.

Look around you. No media is talking about the constitution. The UN all supports Zelaya even in exile. Honduras government and court is barely being heard by anyone in world media.

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By: Guerote http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340141 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:18:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340141 Hmmm may know the Articles of the Honduran Constitution, but s/he fails to properly interpret them in this case.

First, s/he cites Article 239, which prohibits a Honudran President from proposing to reform the constitutional ban on re-election of a president. The PROBLEM is that Zelaya merely supported an opinion poll asking the electorate whether the would support Congress CONVENING a Constitutional Convention. The encuesta (public opinion poll) did not refer removing the ban on a second term. The coup leaders and their supporters LIE when they say it did.

There was not ‘treason’ under this Consitution – written during the last military junta in 1982 – because Zelaya did not propose the change. The movement for changes in the Constitution have been proposed for many years by organizations representing civil society, including worker and campesino unions. They believe the Constitution favors the elites in Honduran society. The attempt to define this as a ‘power grab’ by Zelaya was dishonest.

Both the national election for the next president AND the survey regarding the Constitutional amendment would have been conducted the SAME DAY. Because Zelaya could not run for office in November, it would have been impossible for him to extend his term in office.

The coup planners and their supporters have spread the ‘big lie’ and, unfortunately, the mainstream media has swallowed it.

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By: Cristian Acuña http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340136 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 03:58:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340136 Edgard:

Un gran reportaje, muy descriptivo y profesional.
Un abrazo desde La Araucanía.

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By: Hmmm http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340133 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 01:36:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340133 @ Carl.

You should read the Honduras constitution.

“Article 239 — No citizen that has already served as head of the Executive Branch can be President or Vice-President.”

“Whoever violates this law or proposes its reform, as well as those that support such violation directly or indirectly, will immediately cease in their functions and will be unable to hold any public office for a period of 10 years.”

Breach of the constitution is defined as treason. And the supreme court of Hondurus is charged with upholding the constitution.

Where the Supreme Court needs to enforce the constitution, they may request the citizens or the “national security forces” (Army) to assist them. And under the constitution, the Court’s request for assistance must be obeyed.

The reason a coup happened, was because the constitution allows a coup in this situation. The military upheld the constitution, exactly as it was intended.

What happened in Honduras was constitutional. Obama knows this. Brazil knows this. Zelaya knows this. The UN knows this. You know this.

But it seems the constitution doesn’t matter to anyone except Honduras. But no matter what you think or say, the constitution remains as it is on paper. And you cannot deny what the constitution says. Zelaya is history.

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By: Robert http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/10/01/in-exile-with-the-president/comment-page-1/#comment-340131 Mon, 05 Oct 2009 00:09:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=14025#comment-340131 I am a born and raised American from the heartland of the US. My government is a disgrace on the issue of Zelaya. It is unbelievable that the idiots in the White House and State Department are supporting Zelaya the communist. He violated the trust of the people of Honduras and it’s constitution. What has gone wrong with my country where the unacceptable is now acceptable, our president in the absence of leadership has become an apologist and the government supports communist fanatics. Is this what Oboma ment when he spoke of change?

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