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Clinton welcomes democracy in Egypt, but not in Honduras

In English, français on 2011/02/05 at 16:53

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday implored Middle Eastern leaders to take the uprising in Egypt and frustrations shared by people throughout the region as a mandate to undertake broad democratic reforms.

“The status quo is simply not sustainable,” Mrs. Clinton told a security conference in Munich, adding that a “perfect storm of powerful trends”–large, young populations facing grim economic prospects and more limited natural resources–made change imperative.

The U.S. is ready to help nations in the region take “systematic steps” such as free elections and constitutional reform, Mrs. Clinton said. She added that Washington’s motivating strategy will be to minimize the risk that a nation in the midst of a chaotic transition—such as those that recently toppled Tunisia’s government and have drawn hundreds of thousands of protesters onto Egypt’s streets—will shift from one authoritarian regime to another.

via Clinton Urges Democratic Reforms in Mideast – WSJ.com.

Pourtant, comme nous le signalions le 28 juin 2010, « l’administration américaine se contenta de suspendre le versement d’une fraction réduite de l’aide qu’elle allouait au pays (pour un montant de 31 millions de dollars). Mme Hillary Clinton, proche du lobbyiste Lanny Davis – qui se mit rapidement au service des putschistes honduriens –, en annonça la reprise le 4 mars 2010. Le même jour, elle invitait l’Organisation des Etats américains (OEA) à reconnaître le gouvernement de M. Porfirio Lobo, vainqueur, le 29 novembre 2009, d’un scrutin illégitime (puisque organisé par un gouvernement illégitime), et en fonctions depuis le 27 janvier 2010. Elle le félicitait par ailleurs d’avoir “restauré la démocratie” au Honduras. »

via WikiLeaks, feuilleton diplomatique de l’année.

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