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Honduras: Typical CIA Lab, warns Scholar

Caracas,Jul  2.- Venezuelan academics and politicians warn today about a new mechanism to counter the progressive thrust in the region, in which  the CIA does the dirty work and US diplomacy hides the hand.

Consulted by Prensa Latina, doctor Rigoberto Lanz, from the Center of Post-doctoral Research of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the Universidad Central of Venezuela, calls to oppose this with  ó a new type of internationalism."

In his opinion, politics in Honduras reveals the rightwing forces are the same throughout the continent: the same interests, the same script, the same actors, the same ideology, the same alibis.

To counter this, he puts conscience before the need to have common platforms from the left:  ó It is clear once more that revolution is not possible in only one country. A new type of internationalism compels to asume these processes as their own.

In the opinion of the academician, Honduras is today a typical counterinsurgency war lab with which the CIA has for decades toppled governments and practiced every form of terrorism.

Questioned on the perspective of this conflicto, Lanz believes that as the Honduras rightwing forces gets clumsy it makes it harder for the US government that pretends to wash the sodden image left by ex president George W. Bush.

For Obama, he says, the issue is to keep the face and until now the ambiguous speech works in part for him: the CIA does the dirty work and diplomacy saves face.

The novelty, according to Lanz, is that policy dynamics in the region does not leave much margin for those maneuvers: the upsurge of the leftwing forces is evident and the mobilization capacity of the peoples changed, and that  s why the right gets exasperated.

Questioned about a possible negotiated way out in Honduras, the academician said for the momento, the right thing is top ut pressure domestically and internationally  ó to isolate the fascist sectors of the liberal right.

Lanz believes it is necessary to build bridges with intermédiate sectors that do not agree with the ultrarightist coup.

 Along that line, the president of the Venezuelan group of the Latin American Parliament, Victor Chirinos, affirmed that the coup in Honduras is a swipe for democracy in Honduras, but also for all of Latin America.

 He advocated for OAS to assume strong measures in order to oust an alien to democracy, who attempted against the democratic balance in the whole continent.

 Politologist Alexander Yanez expressed that in Honduras and in Latin America there is a confrontation of models: the individual and that of the collective interest. (Prensa Latina)