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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Another right-wing military coup in Honduras

Left leaning president Manuel Zelaya.was overthrown in a coup this week. People have taken to the streets in protest.

From Yahoo News:

“Police and soldiers clashed with thousands of protesters outside Honduras' national palace Monday, leaving at least 15 people injured, as world leaders from Barack Obama to Hugo Chavez demanded the return of a president ousted in a military coup.
Leftist leaders pulled their ambassadors from Honduras and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala would cut trade with neighboring Honduras for at least 48 hours. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for Hondurans to rise up against those who toppled his ally, Manuel Zelaya.
"We're ready to support the rebellion of the Honduran people," Chavez said, though he did not say what kind of support he was offering.”

While other leaders talked of taking action, the US has chosen to do nothing about the coup. As with military coups of the past, the US condemns them, but takes no action to reverse them. This is the case in Honduras today.

Again, quoting Yahoo News:

“While Obama said Zelaya is still president, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hedged on that point at an earlier news conference, suggesting that both the ousted president and his foes should make compromises.
Asked if the administration would insist that Zelaya be restored to power, she said: "We haven't laid out any demands that we're insisting on, because we're working with others on behalf of our ultimate objectives."

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