Hot off the presses, there’s a new letter just out to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on human rights violations in Honduras. It comes from 27 US congressmen who, contrary to the Secretary’s statements in Lima earlier this month, maintain that "political violence continues to wrack Honduras" one year after the June 28, 2009 coup. According to the legislators, they write to:
"…express our continuing concern regarding the grievous violations of human rights and the democratic order which commenced with the coup and continue to this day."
Their call is for US Asst. Sec. of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Posner, to visit Honduras and "make a prompt assessment of what is occurring there with regards to human and political rights."
And perhaps most significantly, the signers say that:
"without an early and accurate report [from Mr. Posner], we would be reluctant to see US support for Honduras continue without significant restrictions."
Among others, the signers include Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Mike Honda (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Bill Delahunt (D-MA), John Conyers (D-MI), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and George Miller (D-CA).