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Honduras' Dictator-for-a-Day Rails vs. Obama & Chávez, Declares Martial Law
Saturday, June 27, 2009 Honduras' dictator-for-a-day Roberto Micheletti is already losing it in the face of unanimous international condemnation of his coup d'etat.
This from the daily El Heraldo - one of the commercial media outlets still allowed to publish in Honduras, because it backs the coup - in Tegucigalpa:
"The new president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, said he's not afraid of international isolation after different countries and international organisms demonstrated their discontent with the expulsion of Manuel Zelaya Rosales. "Micheletti, who a few hours ago was the Speaker of the House, said that neither US President Barack Obama nor Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez would decide what should be done in Honduras..."It takes a special kind of moron to unite Obama and Chávez against him in the very week that the US and Venezuela reestablished diplomatic relations and active ambassadors. In the same statement, demonstrating his grand commitment to democracy, justice and freedom, Dictator-for-a-Day Micheletti declared martial law ("toque de queda," ordering all Hondurans to remain in their homes and off the streets from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night). More updates on the fast-breaking events in and surrounding Honduras - including news about mounting social protests against the coup regime - are available via the front page of Narco News. We'll keep translating and reporting until this dictator's day is done... Read More