REGARDING HONDURAS, WILL THE U.S. CORPORATE MEDIA PLEASE PROVIDE SOME IN-DEPTH NEWS? ACCURATE TRANSLATION OF SURVEY AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS NEEDED FOR INFORMED DECISIONS

REGARDING HONDURAS, WILL THE U.S. CORPORATE MEDIA PLEASE PROVIDE SOME IN-DEPTH NEWS? ACCURATE TRANSLATION OF SURVEY AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS NEEDED FOR INFORMED DECISIONS

It appears that in Honduras, the military feared that a majority of people would voice their desire for a constitutional change to allow President Manuel Zelaya to seek another term. Zelaya's people were taking a survey. That can hardly be called illegal. So far, it doesn't look good for the military's position or excuse. Their argument doesn't sound strong at this point. We await more information.

Was it a survey or an illegal, unconstitutional referendum? We would like to see an accurate translation of the applicable constitutional provisions claimed by the military to support their position. We would also like to see an accurate translation of the survey/referendum. Why didn't the U.S. media supply this from the start? Surely they have access to those documents in nearly an instant.

UPDATE: An excellent beginning in addressing some of my questions: "Why Zelaya's Actions Were Legal," by Alberto Vallente Thorensen. Rebel Reports. July 1, 2009.

I added the following comment on that post:

Yesterday, I asked in a post on my site for an accurate translation of both the applicable sections of the constitution and the whole document being circulated by Zelaya, what I called in my post a "referendum/survey" (due to the lack of clarity in the mainstream and alternative media at the time). You have handled much of the constitutional aspect. Do you have access to the survey?

As a follow-on, what was the exact order given by the Supreme Court? What legal basis did it give, if any? Is it contending that the current constitution cannot be scrapped and replaced no matter a National Constituent Assembly?

Also, what is the legal process in the constitution for dealing with allegations of presidential illegality?

What is provided for removing Supreme Court justices?

I see that "franky" above has been asking similar questions and doing some digging.

I would like to see the standard of investigation in mainstream media raised up to a much higher level. They have the resources and financing to have found out and published the answers to all these questions and more on the first day.

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