Honduras – its recent past revisits

28 June 2009, military coup d’état against the democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.

TeleSUR revisits those events, especially in the context of the performance of today’s US-supported government – corruption, as intense as the violence (and abject poverty), 6 Years After Honduras’ Coup

In all this has come some US proposal with the grandiose title of Alliance for Prosperity of the Northern Triangle (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala). ‘Prosperity’ does have a nice ring to it, especially given the high levels of entrenched poverty and inequality amid weak or non-existent social, economic and physical infrastructure. Thus, in one fell swoop, swept away will be the problem of desperate migrants fleeing the consequences of decades of brutal assault against the poor (‘guerrillas’ and ‘terrorists’, all).

The past simply refuses to leave centre stage.


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