Recognizes that the Obama administration has repudiated the coup, and insists that President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton hold firm to this position, refusing diplomatic recognition and any military aid to Honduras until President Zelaya is restored to power.
Communist Party Statement on Honduras Crisis, Author: CPUSA, First published 06/28/2009 21:45
Bolivian President Evo Morales says Honduras military coup was a warning from Washington to stop the growth of governments opposed to US imperialism.
Presstv: Morales: Honduras coup, warning from US, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 05:39:53 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called on the US to play a more active role in bringing down the coup leaders in Honduras, describing the situation in the country as "explosive".
Chavez, on his weekly TV show Alo Presidente on Sunday, urged Washington to withdraw its forces from Palmerola military base 80 kilometers away from capital Tegucigalpa which it jointly runs with the Honduran military.
"If the US really does not back the coup it should withdraw its troops from the Palmerola military base," Chavez said, Xinhua reported.
Since the military coup in Honduras two weeks ago, President Barack Obama has strived to stay clear of what is going on in the Central American nation.
The White House has managed to cancel 16.5 million dollars of military aid to Honduras following the coup on June 28, but continues to provide the coup-stricken nation with millions more in other types of aid.
Despite describing the coup as illegal, Washington has remained its top diplomat in Honduras.
Presstv: Chavez wants real US action on Honduras, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:33:44 GMT