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01 July, 2009

Honduras Defends Its Democracy

Another great article by Mary Anastasia O'Grady! Agustin Blazquez The Wall Street Journal MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY Honduras Defends Its Democracy

Fidel Castro and Hillary Clinton object. Hugo Chávez's coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation's constitution. It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking. But Honduras is not out of the Venezuelan woods yet. Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The Organization of American States, having ignored Mr. Zelaya's abuses, also wants him back in power. It will be a miracle if Honduran patriots can hold their ground. Continue reading at: http:/online.wsj.com/article/SB124623220955866301.html Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A11

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