Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meet Honduras' Newest Senator for Life: Roberto Micheletti

For those who might have thought Roberto Micheletti would quietly go away after the inauguration of Porfirio Lobo on January 27, think again:

In the last session of the legislature, the Congress of Tegucigalpa declared senator for life the de facto leader Roberto Micheletti.
I'd say something about the irony of the fact that a government that played a part in the overthrow of a democratically-elected leader and continued to crack down on freedom of the press and violently put down protesters in the name of "democracy" is now making sure its leader is a perpetual, un-elected member of the Senate, but that would make the hypocrisy too obvious.