Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
US: Zelaya Should Be Restored
Ian Kelly, spokesperson for the US State Department reiterated its condemnation of the June 28 coup in Honduras and continued call for the restitution of its president, Manuel Zelaya. "Our opposition to the coup and the destitution has been very clear since the start," Kelly said. Ian Kelly was responding to the letter that Manuel Zelaya sent to Hillary Clinton asking for a clarification of the position of Washington, D.C. on his return to power. He was, in particular, responding to Thomas Shannon's comments which seemed to throw Zelaya to the wolves earlier in the day. "We've made our position on President Zelaya and his restitution clear," said Kelly. "We believe that he should be reinstated in power."