Resistance leader: US is behind the coup by Federico Fuentes

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Posted with permission from Green Left Weekly

by Federico Fuentes and Kiraz Janicke
Green Left

7 September 2009

In Sao Paolo, Brazil, over August 17-19, Green Left Weekly journalists Kiraz Janicke and Federico Fuentes, together with journalists from Marea Socialista (Venezuela) and Alternativa Socialista (Argentina) spoke to Gilberto Rios, from the National Popular Resistance Front against the Coup in Honduras (FN).

They discussed the large resistance movement against the coup that ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, on June 28.


How is the Honduran oligarchy sustaining itself in the face of the growing mass movement against the coup?

The oligarchy does not have the capacity to orchestrate the media campaign that is happening now throughout the country. The media campaign, the government’s policy, and the mobilisation of the police and army are a result of CIA planning. It is confirmed that there is a CIA group working in [the Honduran capital] Tegucigalpa directing the coup.

It is really US support that has sustained the coup.

What do you think will happen next in Honduras?

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