Democracy Draws a Line in Honduras
Violent clashes erupted Sunday between Honduran troops and the supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya as the military began moving trucks into position to prevent a plane carrying Zelaya from landing. Police reported 2 deaths.
Following the attempted landing by Zelaya; Honduran interim President Roberto Micheltti accused Nicaragua of massing troops on their mutual border. Micheletti also urged President Daniel Ortega to respect Honduran sovereignty.
The Interim Government reported it had contacted the OAS to express it’s willingness for discussions following their earlier suspension from the group.
Curfews have been imposed at night and media blackouts have been reported as Honduras, one of Latin America’s poorest countries, struggles to deal with the freezing of millions of US dollars of international aid. Regional trade blockades and recalls of foreign ambassadors have also had an impact.
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Latin America expert and professor of Political Warfare at the Institute for World Politics Mike Waller gives an update on the situation in Honduras. Dr. Waller is the Center's Vice President for Information Operations. For an introduction to Political Warfare, see Dr. Waller's primer HERE: