Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From Bolivia to Honduras: Coups and Constitutions

"Supporters of Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya sing the national anthem outside the presidential house in Tegucigalpa" (picture stolen from LANR)

Clifton Ross

Even in the best of times a coup in Honduras wouldn’t get much coverage in the U.S. since most North Americans couldn’t find the country on a map and, moreover, would have no reason to do so. Nevertheless, those in the U.S. who have been alert to the changes in Latin America over the past decade and almost everyone south of the border know that the coup d’etat (or “golpe de estado”) against President Manuel Zelaya has profound implications for the region and, in fact, all of Latin America. While the US press will glance from their intent gaze at reruns and specials on Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett only long enough to report on President Obama’s reaction to the coup, Latin Americans will keep their eyes on the governments of the region as well as the social movements in Honduras as they search for a key to how the whole affair will turn out

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Honduras Coup Updates

The coup in pictures!

BoRev is in top form with the latest and press trash. Go Read.

Read one Gringa's definition of "democracy" and you will understand why Latin America wants little to do with the United States these days. Otto has good advice for gringos like these. (h/t: Mexfiles and Gaviero)

And yes, no need to speculate, the coup leader is a US School of the Americas graduate. (h/t Ten Percent)

What the coup mongers fear most: cartoons.

In case you've been wondering, this coup will fail. The Bank says so.

Ben Dangl, "Showdown in Honduras"

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