Honduras recalled: the 2009 coup

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Protesters on day of Honduras election 2009

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Description: In 2009, the President of Honduras was whisked out of the country "in his pajamas" by members of the military. While President Obama first called it a coup, Hillary Clinton sidestepped the rule that would have required cutoff of all US aid, by supporting quick new elections. In this program, you get to hear her perspective, but also hear from people who were outraged and who suffered harm politically and personally.

Host(s): Frieda Werden, Gilda Velazquez

Featured Speakers/Guests: Bertha Oliva, founder and coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared in Honduras; Silvia Ayala, lawyer and former congresswoman for the Unificaci n Democr tica party; Coritza Diaz, journalist and educator; Selina, African-Miskito transexual and community activist; election observers from the US: Lisa Sullivan and Sylvia Metzler.

Credits: Interviews and most translations by Gilda Velazquez, production and additional translation by Honna Veerkamp; update and series production, Frieda Werden; Hillary Clinton via Democracy Now.

Comments: Much of this material previously aired in WINGS in 2010.

 

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