Center for Economic and Policy Research
George Washington University – Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program
1 hour, 21 minutes
Washington, DC, United States
Deposed Honduran President Zelaya spoke about the political situation in Honduras and U.S.-backed efforts to negotiate a solution to the turmoil caused by a coup that had ousted him from power. He spoke about his plans to return and called on the United States to match its strong words of condemnation for the coup with actions. In his remarks he urged the Obama administration to cut off tens of millions of dollars in assistance to the de facto government and freeze the visas and assets of those involved in plotting his overthrow. Following his speech he answered questions from the audience. In Spanish with voiceover translation.
Mr. Zelaya goes to Washington
September 06, 2009
Ousted Honduran President brings his story to DC, gets a deceptive response from US State Dept. and gives a short democracy lesson to a Capitol City audience.