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Letter to the Editor: Elections in Honduras Should be Honored by US

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Letter to the Editor: Elections in Honduras Should be Honored by US

The Examiner was right to criticize Obama for imposing sanctions on Honduras because it “removed a president this summer in an action supported by the letter of its own constitution.”

The country’s supreme court ordered the arrest of the ex-president, a power-hungry bully. His removal was perfectly legal, say many lawyers and foreign policy experts, including attorneys Octavio Sanchez, Miguel Estrada and Dan Miller, former Assistant Secretary of State Kim Holmes, and Stanford’s William Ratliff.

The Examiner rightly criticizes the Obama administration for saying it may “refuse to honor the upcoming election results” in Honduras, even though the candidates were chosen before the ex-president’s removal. The U.S. routinely honors election results, even when they are held under military regimes. Refusing to do the same for Honduras, which is run by a democratically elected Congress and a civilian president, is disgraceful.