When a political coup occurs in a foreign land, why do some get instant US approval while others are refused recognition? Joshua Keating explains how the US deals with overseas military coups and multiple leaders claiming legitimacy.
The US State Department's statement last weekend that the Honduran elections would be recognised whether or not President Manuel Zelaya was reinstated is a gross betrayal of the aspirations of many honest people, writes Warwick Fry.
No you see it, now you don’t. The coup in Honduras of June 28 has revealed not only the deep divide between an impoverished majority and a privileged elite within Honduras, but the profoundly schizoid nature of the US’ foreign policy, writes Warwick Fry.