Hopefully, the United States has ended its unilateral policies of interfering in the internal affairs of Latin American nations and accepting the principle that each nation decides its own course of democracy. Honduras President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the nation’s military after the Supreme Court said he was attempting to violate the constitution by allowing a president to run for another term of office. His actions in attempting to end constitutional guarantees against one man remaining in the presidency for a long period of time are similar to those practiced by his mentor, Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela. The same sense of grandiosity is heard in Zelaya about the need to save the people by having eternal power. “Today, I feel like I have sufficient spiritual strength, blessed with the blood of Christ, to be able to arrive there(home) and raise the crucifix.”
The OAS, the UN, the United States oppose the military ousting of Zelaya. However, the solution is simple, have the good president serve out his term, end efforts to change the constitution and stand clear of running for president. Hopefully, he would admit he is not the second coming of Jesus Christ and allow some other competent person to be president.