Juan Orlando Hernandez: “Conego Island is the territory of Honduras, period”
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. –“The rabbit island It is the territory of Honduras, period. Honduran Governor Juan Orlando Hernandez said hours after approving Executive Decree PCM-111-221 reaffirming that the Gulf of Fonseca consists of Ramaditas, Conejo, Garrobo, Frigol, Grande, Chocolatillo, and Chocolate. carrots. , Santa Elena, Tigreto, Zacate Grande, Jongense, del Toro, Gallery, El Coyote, Violin, Inglesera, Sirena, El Tigre, El Pacar, Comandante, de la Vaca, de las Clams, de Pájaros, La Boca and Los Matones.
During a press conference, JOH called for a review of “history and the latest so that they can draw their own conclusions; we are a peaceful country and we only respond to defend our rights and our people.
“We have delegated responsibility and honor to the people of Honduras in pursuit of peace, security, prosperity and defense of national sovereignty with all our might. I said it a few days ago, recognizing in the armed forces our best soldiers for the defense of the homeland … to the last millimeter of our lands as the Constitution stipulates.”
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– Juan Orlando H (@JuanOrlandoH) October 13, 2021
“Our lands are sacred and we must defend them with our lives if necessary,” the governor said of the small island in Honduran waters off the coast of the southern region.
Concerning the latest echoes of the Cunego Island possessions, the Health Bureau asserted that through the decree, our sovereignty and the extension of our territory would be reasserted, in accordance with the 1992 ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
“We are ready to defend to the last millimeter of our national territory when it comes to this. I am convinced that the Gulf of Fonseca must be an area of peace, development, economic growth and prosperity so that hundreds of communities can do so,” he concluded. “Today we live in poverty, and we wish you a better life.” “.
Hours after President Hernandez echoed PCM through his social networks, the President of El Salvador, Neb Bukele, responded with a Mimi.
“Take it easy, JOH, and have a snack,” reads the image posted on Twitter by the Salvadoran governor at 11:12 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Conego Island has an area of 0.5 square kilometers (50 hectares) and has been disputed for some time by the Central American nations. El Salvador asserts that it was occupied by the Honduran army to establish a military detachment in 1982, but Honduras insists it belongs to them, due to its greater proximity to Honduran waters.
In addition, 10 years later, the International Court of Justice in The Hague distributed several islands in the Gulf of Fonseca, without explicitly mentioning the island of Conejo, which prompted El Salvador to appeal the ownership of the place, but in 2002 the Hague rejected his argument, giving Honduras full control of the territory.