Sunday, June 28, 2009

Upheaval in Honduras

There has been a coup in Honduras. Army members have arrested and exiled their prez.
President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by Zelaya's expulsion and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the arrest should be condemned.
The MSNBC story describes Zelaya as a leftist ally of Hugo Chavez. Apparently he had taken a page out of Chavez's book, and was holding a referendum on whether to eliminate term limits on his own office. The Honduran Supreme Court had ruled the referendum unconstitutional, but Zelaya was going ahead with it anyway.
The Supreme Court said it was supporting the military in what it called a defense of democracy, and the Honduran ambassador to the Organization of American States said the military was planning to swear in Congressional President Roberto Micheletti -- who is next in line to the presidency -- to replace Zelaya.
I'm not sure they've earned
claims that we're "deeply concerned."

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