Why does the WSJ refer to the removal of Zelaya from power as a “coup”? Haven’t they read their own John Fund? In any case, does it seem strange that the OAS is threatening to suspend Honduras when Venezula and Cuba are members? Also the US apparently tried to put more pressure on Honduras. From the WSJ:
Honduras rebuffed a personal appeal from the Americas’ top international diplomat Friday, refusing to restore President Manuel Zelaya and setting the stage for a dramatic showdown when the ousted leader returns to reclaim power this weekend.
Jose Miguel Insulza, who heads the Organization of American States, said after meeting with Honduras’ Supreme Court, Attorney General and other political figures that he had found no willingness to return Mr. Zelaya to office ahead of a Saturday morning deadline. Mr. Zelaya was toppled in a military-backed coup on Sunday and flown out of the country.
“We wanted to ask that this situation be reversed,” Mr. Insulza told a news conference in the Honduran capital, where he had arrived Friday on a personal mission to demand Mr. Zelaya’s reinstatment. “Unfortunately, one must say that there appears to be no willingness to do this.”
The OAS will meet on Saturday to decide whether to expel Honduras from the regional organization, he said, a move that could lead to further sanctions against one of the Americas’ poorest countries. Suspension by the OAS could also encourage other organizations and countries to suspend aid and loans to Honduras… . .