My open letter to the US Ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in light of his squalid campaign to have Dr. Enrique Ortez Colindres ousted from his numerous cabinet positions in Honduras:
Ambassador Hugo Llorens
Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América
Avenida La Paz
Dear Mr. Ambassador:
My name is Carlos Echevarria, an American citizen, born and raised in Miami, Florida, with longstanding commercial and personal interests in Honduras. It is with great dismay and a heavy heart that I write to you, in reference to the dual resignation of the Honduran Foreign Minister & latter Justice Minister, Enrique Ortez Colindres.
I have known Dr. Ortez Colindres for many years and he is dear friend of my family. He is a man of honor, decency and true patriotism. Sometimes his passion and zeal for the freedom of his country overtakes him. However, he is a staunch anti-communist and faithful friend of the United States of America.
You, Sir, on the other have engendered a faux crisis and misrepresented some remarks he made regarding President Barack Obama, prior to his investiture as Foreign Minister. It is abundantly clear that your efforts are an attempt to malign and enfeeble the constitutional government of President Roberto Micheletti, which took power upon the attempted putsch by the socialist thug, Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales.
With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, it is fascinating to me that you feigned outrage over one remark by Dr. Ortez Colindres but you stood idly by for months as Mel Zelaya and Patricia Rodas engaged in the most scurrilous rhetoric and corresponding activities against the United States and her interests.
I would propound to you, Sir, that at your core you are not only a sympathizer of ex-President Zelaya but, moreover, an apologist of his copious transgressions of the Honduran constitution.
It is bad enough that you are perpetuating the administration’s misguided policies in Honduras, worse still you are for all intents and purposes taking your cue and marching orders from Hugo Chavez & Raul Castro.
What a sad commentary on the state of the world and upon our august constitutional republic that the United States, the repository and purveyor of liberty in the world, is attempting to impose tyranny and oppression in Honduras, by re-instating a dictator.
Ambassador Llorens have you no shame? Have you no honor? Have you no sense of decency, Sir?
If you did, you would resign your post forthwith!