U.S. Behind the Coup in Honduras?Castro and Chavez have accused the CIA of being behind the ouster of the Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Given the history of U.S. intervention in Central America, they are most certainly right.
TWO leaders of Latin America, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, have accused the US government of involvement in the recent military takeover in Honduras and the ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.
The United Nations Organization of American States (OAS) and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba) have also expressed their support for Zelaya and aired calls for the restoration of the democratic government there.
“The Yankee empire has a lot to do with this. I call upon the US President to pronounce, just as we do, that we spoke from the depths of our souls against the coup,” said Chavez in a statement issued by the Cuban Embassy.
In his reflections, Castro said Zelaya has not infringed the law in any way, neither did he resort to the use of force. “He [Zelaya] is the president and the general commander of the Armed Forces of Honduras. The situation that might result from whatever occurs in that country will be a test for the OAS and the current US administration.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, meanwhile, called for the reinstatement of democratically elected leaders in Honduras, led by Zelaya. He called on Hondurans “to engage peacefully and in the spirit of reconciliation to resolve their differences.”
Ban added, “The United Nations stands ready to provide assistance in overcoming this crisis.”
The ambassadors of Venezuela and Cuba in the Philippines said the situation in Honduras remains delicate not only for Hondurans but for foreign nationals, as well.
The U.S. has long treated Central America as it own slave plantation and overthrown any government not supporting the interests of US corporations. For more than 100 years it has cultivated an evil criminal elite in every country south of the border. Whenever any government starts to serve the needs of its people and reduce poverty, the U.S. has been quick to step in and roll back any progress. As a result, Central America is one of the most poverty stricken places on Earth and is also the most violent. In the last 30 years hundreds of thousands of people have been tortured and murdered by U.S. trained and managed death squads.
The leaders of the military takeover in Honduras are graduates of America’s torture school at Ft. Benning, Georiga which has churned out over 60,000 psycho killers and unleashed them on Latin America.
Now is a great time for Obama to show that he truly supports democracy and use his power to restore the democratically elected President of Honduras and end CIA support of the ruling evil elite throughout Latin America. Anonymous
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