OMG is that coup thing still going on in Honduras? I'd almost forgotten all about it until Mel Zelaya started going door to door in DC yesterday and woke me up from my nap. And I wasn't the only one, apparently. Exactly two months and six days after Honduran democracy was frog-marched out of Tegucigalpa (in its underwear!) the U.S. State Department has finally gotten around to revoking U.S. travel visas for certain members of the junta. And then there's this from State Dept. spokesman Ian Kelly:
"A presidential election is currently scheduled for November. That election must be undertaken in a free, fair and transparent manner. It must also be free of taint and open to all Hondurans to exercise their democratic franchise. At this moment, we would not be able to support the outcome of the scheduled elections."That is a very confusing statement you just made, Ian Kelly!
Update: Better: "The U.S. government on Thursday formally cut off millions of dollars in assistance to Honduras because of the coup that occurred two months ago, and threatened to withhold recognition of the new president who emerges from elections scheduled in November."
Update II: But naturally the IMF is rushing to fill in the gap.