Sunday, July 5, 2009

Immigration and the Coup in Honduras

Working people in the United States understand the effects of outsourcing industrial work to other countries, and they know about the pressure undocumented workers put on the wages of the native born. What they don't know is how these phenomena are linked to U.S. foreign policy.

It's Not about Zelaya
by David L. Wilson, MRzine
July 4, 2009

Manuel "Mel" Zelaya is a rancher and business owner who wears large cowboy hats and, in November 2005, was elected president of Honduras, an impoverished Central American country with a population of 7.5 million. On June 28 of this year the Honduran military, backed by the country's elite, removed Zelaya from power. He instantly became a focus of attention for the U.S. media -- his statements were examined, and his appearances at the United Nations and regional meetings were dutifully covered. Most media depicted him as a major "leftist strongman" seeking to extend his term of office in the style of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. [...]

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1 comment:

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I am a big fan of Mr. Zelaya. He had some pretty radical ideas, but to be a leader for a nation like Honduras, you need to be incredibly strong minded. Time will tell how his policies impact the region, but I see a brighter future ahead for the people of Honduras.