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    CARDENAS: The return of Manuel Zelaya to a wary Honduras

    When the world last heard from Honduras in 2009, the country had sparked a regional crisis after deposing its president, Manuel Zelaya, for his repeated illegal attempts to rewrite the Honduran Constitution as his amigo, the now-deceased autocrat Hugo Chavez, had done in Venezuela. Despite the fact that the Law Library of the U.S. Congress later found the process to be constitutional, the Obama administration joined Chavez and other radical regimes in branding Mr. Zelaya's removal a "military coup" and unleashed punitive sanctions on one of the region's poorest countries.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support of Zelaya is un-American

    The June 2009 Honduran Supreme Court order to arrest then-president Manuel Zelaya in accordance with the Honduran constitution was a blow to international socialism. President Obama, who seems to share Mr. Zelaya's socialist ideology, decided to support the corrupt, leftist leader of Honduras and unjustly take action on his behalf.

  • **FILE** Manuel Zelaya (Associated Press)

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    A secret cable from the U.S. Embassy in Honduras described former President Manuel Zelaya as a corrupt politician with links to organized crime a year before President Obama rushed to his defense after the Honduran Congress and courts removed Mr. Zelaya from office and created a diplomatic crisis in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • Honduras survived that assault, but not before enduring such affronts to its sovereignty as Mr. Zelaya buzzing the airport in Tegucigalpa on a plane with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza after being denied landing rights, and then Mr. Zelaya sneaking back into the country and finding refuge in the Brazilian Embassy, where he lined his room with tinfoil because he said Israeli agents were beaming microwaves at him.

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