Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Ousted in Coup by Military

By Nathan Gill and Jose Orozco      June 28 (Bloomberg) — Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the military today after his opponents accused him of ignoring court rulings and seeking to change the constitution through a referendum to hold onto power.      Zelaya, an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, was seized by… Read More Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Is Ousted in Coup by Military

Latin America Leaders Call Summit to Restore Zelaya (Update 4)

By Nathan Gill and Joshua Goodman      June 29 (Bloomberg) — Latin American leaders are gathering in an emergency summit to restore Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to office after his ouster by the military yesterday in a showdown over a referendum on term limits.      Regional leaders, from market-friendly Mexican President Felipe Calderon to self-declared… Read More Latin America Leaders Call Summit to Restore Zelaya (Update 4)

Latin America Calls Summit to Try to Restore Zelaya in Honduras

By Nathan Gill and Eric Sabo      June 29 (Bloomberg) — Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted by the military, meets with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and regional leaders today in a show of support designed to restore him as head of the Central American country.      Zelaya said soldiers surrounded his house and forced him… Read More Latin America Calls Summit to Try to Restore Zelaya in Honduras

Honduras Military Is Creating a ‘State of Terror,’ Zelaya Says

By Nathan Gill and Andres R. Martinez      June 28 (Bloomberg) — Honduras’ military is creating a “state of terror” by closing the country’s airports and borders after taking power, said Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed as president in the coup earlier today.      Zelaya spoke in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, where he is meeting… Read More Honduras Military Is Creating a ‘State of Terror,’ Zelaya Says

Zelaya Is ‘Constitutional’ President of Honduras, Ortega Says

By Nathan Gill and Andres R. Martinez      June 28 (Bloomberg) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted from power by soldiers today, is the constitutional president of Honduras, according to comments broadcast on Telesur.     Ortega is meeting with Zelaya and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua, the… Read More Zelaya Is ‘Constitutional’ President of Honduras, Ortega Says

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Honduran Protesters, Soldiers Clash Outside Palace After Coup

By Andres R. Martinez and Nathan Gill      June 29 (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police and soldiers outside Honduras’ presidential palace a day after the military arrested President Manuel Zelaya at gunpoint and put him on a plane out of the country.      Regional leaders, from market-friendly Mexican President Felipe Calderon… Read More Honduran Protesters, Soldiers Clash Outside Palace After Coup

Chavez Says Honduras Coup Will Fail, Vows Assistance

By Nathan Gill and Andres R. Martinez      June 28 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said a military coup in Honduras is “destined to fail” and that his nation’s armed forces are ready to help return President Manuel Zelaya to power.      Chavez, joined by Zelaya and the presidents of Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuban… Read More Chavez Says Honduras Coup Will Fail, Vows Assistance

Honduras’s Roberto Micheletti Sworn In as President, OAS Says

By Courtney Schlisserman and Nathan Gill      June 28 (Bloomberg) — Roberto Micheletti, head of the Honduran Congress, was sworn in today as the central American nation’s new president following a military coup, said Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general of the Organization of American States.      Micheletti was sworn in following the ouster today… Read More Honduras’s Roberto Micheletti Sworn In as President, OAS Says