Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Honduras

Elizabeth Dickinson gives us part of the story on American supporters of the Honoduran coup in Who's Lobbying for the Coup? Foreign Policy Online 08/04/09. What's missing from this is any notion that the rest of Latin American has lined up solidly behind the outsted elected President Manuel Zelaya. much less why:

With the U.S. Congress split over which side to favor, the crisis in Honduras looks no closer to resolution; Zelaya remains camped on the border between Nicaragua and Honduras, talks being mediated by Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias seem to have stalled, and no one is sure which way things will turn next. What's clear is that what Washington does next will have an impact.

"It's striking that both sides have looked to Washington for resolution to the crisis," explained Shifter. "I think it's hard to see a resolution without U.S. support."
Dickinson makes it sound like the only players involved are factions within the US government.

See also: Former U.S. Ambassador Roger Noriega hired to push Honduran putsch agenda by Bill Conroy Narcosphere 08/01/09; In Mexico, ousted Honduran leader boosts bid to go home by Sara Miller Llana The Christian Science Monitor 08/04/09.

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