By Jimena Paz
Two years ago today, the president of my country, Manuel Zelaya, was forced at gunpoint onto a plane in an SOA graduate-led coup. As Zelaya flew away, the integrity of Honduran sovereignty and democracy disappeared with him, but left behind on the ground was the resolve of my people to struggle to get it back. This determination quickly exploded into what is now the Popular Resistance Front of Honduras.
Until that morning two years ago, I had never taken part in a demonstration on the street. All that changed on the morning of June 28th as I joined together with people I had never known – members of the LGBT community, Afro-Hondurans, indigenous leaders, and campesinos – to recover our stolen democracy.
Porfirio Lobo and Manuel Zelaya shake hands on May 23, 2011 (Guardian UK)
By Rady Ananda
Since Obama’s first coup on June 28, 2009, when Honduras President Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped and flown to a U.S. military base in Palmerola before being spirited out of the country in his pajamas, Honduras has endured lethal repression under the US-installed dictator, Porfirio Lobo. But today, May 28, 2011, Zelaya returned.
On May 23rd, Colombia president Juan Manuel Santos and Venezuela president Hugo Chavez brokered a deal that allowed Zelaya to return so that Honduras will be readmitted to the Organisation of American States, thus gaining access to international “aid” funds.
Posted in Land Grab, Military, Obama and Company, Region: Honduras, Region: Latin America
Tagged CELAC, chavez, colombia, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, dictatorship, honduras coup, Juan Manuel Santos, OAS, obama, Organization of American States, us imperialism, venezuala, zelaya
Max Keiser interviews John Perkins
The John Perkins piece starts at about 14:13 into this show:
Posted in Economy Economics
Tagged bailout, banksters, class war, economy, honduras coup, john perkins, max keiser, obama, obama cia link, outsourcing, wall street