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Ousted Honduran President Attempted to Violate Constitution. In Addition to Defying Congress And Courts


Both Congress and the courts had opposed Mr Zelaya's referendum, which asked Hondurans to endorse a vote on unspecified constitutional changes alongside the November elections.

Tensions over the issue had been escalating for several days, with the army refusing to help with preparations for the referendum.

Just before dawn on Sunday, troops stormed the president's residence. There was confusion over his whereabouts for several hours before he turned up in Costa Rica.

Mr Zelaya called his ouster "a plot by a very voracious elite, an elite which wants only to keep this country isolated, in an extreme level of poverty".

He urged Hondurans to resist those who had removed him and late on Sunday flew to Nicaragua for a meeting of regional leaders.

Congress said it had voted to remove him because of his "repeated violations of the constitution and the law and disregard of orders and judgments of the institutions".

One man told the BBC that he had been in the city's main square all day, along with 2,000 Zelaya supporters. Jeronimo Pastor described the situation as tense and called on the international community to get involved.

But another resident of the capital said people were relieved at Mr Zelaya's removal. "Now we have a new president and will have elections and things will go back to normal," Kenneth Bustillo told the BBC.

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Honduras "coup" and the USA

A sitting President violates the Constitutions and his government's courts, before being thrown out of office? Maybe our Honduran friends are trying to tell us something,..

I hope that it doesn't come to this, but everything about the Obama Presidency, and the Congress supporting its most outrageous measures, combined with a largely useless (even counterproductive) opposition from what can charitably be called the Stupid Party--McCain, Graham, King, Schwarznegger, et al---there may be something after all to what the Hondurans are trying to do!

David K. Meller

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

Mr Zelaya should run for Congress here

…he’d fit right in.

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. I was also thinking maybe president, but then he would have to be a natural born citizen. But then again based on all the controversy over our current president that may not necessarily be true any longer. Hmm, wouldn't that be a violation of our Constitution?

Honduras is a good study for the Agenda 21 land grab.

As I flew into Honduras two years ago, the corporate farm lands were extensive, and consisted of most of small country. From the plane, one could see the people living in certain coastal areas. Jobs were lost to machines, and poisons ran freely. The corporate giant, Dole, owns everything seemingly. People are marginalized, and just hang out. As a raw fooder, we shopped at many open markets, and found that most all of the "edible" foods was home grown, in someone's back yard. Crime was rampant. Thievery and muggings. Seems like the corporates had everything in control, you know, the people living in fear, inactive like deer in headlites. Restoring a dictator will be an ugly crack down that could have been avoided had the corporate raiders simply respected the fragility of life. This corporate stuff is only 60 years old! Thousands of years of human interaction and activity is abandoned and Honduras turned into a prison camp.
And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

I wonder what those

I wonder what those referendums were addressing?

Ventura 2012

It's my understanding that

It's my understanding that according to the Constitution the president only serves one four term. However, this president wanted more thus the referendums.

Now I have no idea if their Constitution is anything like ours where no changes can be without going through proper amendment procedures.

If so, maybe this dictator in the making was attempting to circumvent the Constitutional process.

I believe that when people take a story as the MSM presents it and doesn't take the initiative to dig a little dipper we will always be fooled into believing something that is not true.

Over the years I'm have come to realize that truth can be found in the story behind the story...and there always is a story behind the story. It just takes a bit of work to find it.