Zelaya Requests Investigation Of Telephone Tapping

October 26, 2007

TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Tuesday asked the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate an alleged telephone tap that has occurred on his telephone and that of several other government officials.

Zelaya said that Honduran State Security is going to conduct its own investigation of the matter, but insisted that the Prosecutor’s Office also open an investigation because “it is the institution with the legal faculties to defend the Constitution and prosecute the crime.”

President Zelaya refrained from identifying who he thinks the individual or group is behind the alleged telephone tap. In the past weeks, a dozen or so private telephone conversations between Zelaya and other government officials have been circulated on the Internet and on local radio stations.

In one of the conversations, Zelaya and his secretary exchange negative words about the Parliamentary president and presidential hopeful, Raul Valladares. In other conversations, Zelaya is heard talking to officials about how to control the press, which Zelaya has attacked recently for not publishing “positive” reports of government.

 

You may be interested

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
939 views
Environment and Wildlife
939 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
1721 views
Central America
1721 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
2519 views
Please Send Coffee!
2519 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…