Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

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June 29, 2009

Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

In the first military coup in Central America in a quarter of a century, the Honduran military has ousted the democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Former Parliamentary speaker Roberto Micheletti, who was sworn in as Zelaya’s replacement on Sunday, has imposed a two-day nationwide curfew. But hundreds of Zelaya supporters remain on the streets, and shots were fired at protesters near the presidential palace early Monday morning. We go to Honduras to speak with Honduran medical doctor and award-winning human rights activist, Dr. Juan Almendares, and NYU professor of Latin American history, Greg Grandin. [includes rush transcript]

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7 thoughts on “Coup in Honduras: Military Ousts President Manuel Zelaya, Supporters Defy Curfew and Take to the Streets

  1. It is clear by now we Hondurans support the impeachment and oust of Mel Zelaya, who was elected President, just Hitler and Mosoulini were, but was acting as a dictator. While the Honduran Constitution allows for referendums, the power to convoke it does not rely on the President. Zelaya was violating the Constitution, as was determined by the Supreme Court of Justice, but he hears no-one.
    We applaud and support our troops, who operated magistrally under orders from the Supreme Court, ousted the President, and returned to the barracks. The military have not been in power for a single minute.
    The democratic Congress, acting under the powers granted by the Constitution, elected the new temporary President. In November, there will be general elections.
    Not the case of Cuba or Venezuela, that are ruled by desports.

  2. As I first heard this story with a different slant from my wife’s family while visiting Peru I thought I better check further.The results.Impeachment.  Not coup.Zelaya´s own party impeached him after he proceeded with an unconstituional referendum that would further his attempt to clone Chavez’s ¨President for LIfe Facist Dictatorship¨ plan.Not everyone in Latin America is keen on that plan.  Some like the idea of a constituional democracy.Perhaps you might mention some background to events in your blog.

    • That is all propaganda, straight from corporate owned and operated mainstream news. I’d suggest learning the history of the region(s).

      “Power to the people.”

      Dandelion Salad has been reporting the news from the various countries in S. America for many years now. The regular readers here know the background to this events.

      Please see: http://en.wordpress.com/tag/chavez-hugo/

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