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Honduran President Returns as UN Meets


As the United Nations meets this week, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed in June, has reportedly returned to Honduras where he took refuge in the Brazilian embassy from the coup government.

MARK WEISBROT, via Dan Beeton
Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Weisbrot said today: “This could be the moment of truth for the Obama administration. If Zelaya is back, they will have to choose sides. It is pretty clear that the rest of the world will stand with Zelaya, for his return to the presidency, and for the restoration of democracy in Honduras.”

Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda is a research fellow at Pomona College and is originally from Honduras.

Professor of history at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Frank is an expert on Honduran social movements and political history. Her books include Bananera: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America.

Grandin is the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism and other books on Latin America.
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