What is being reported by the MSM (not to mention the Obama administration) as a “coup” in Honduras is not a coup at all, but a successful attempt by the military and the courts to keep President Manuel Zelaya from ramming through an unconstitutional referendum that would have allowed him to remain president indefinitely.
Mr. Zelaya’s aim seemed to be to install himself as a new caudillo, but in a partnership with Venezuela — one in which Hugo Chavez would be the suzerain and Mr. Zelaya the vassal. Hugo is hopping mad, and vows that the Hondurans will rue the day they arrested President Zelaya.
I’m not up to scratch on Latin American affairs, but Fausta is; she reads both English and Spanish news sources. For the latest on the situation, check out her frequently-updated Honduras post.