The small Central American country of Honduras is often overshadowed by its larger neighbor Guatemala and the more economically prosperous Costa Rica. But in the last two years, it has made news with the very first military coup of 21st Century and human rights activists warn that we should pay more attention to it. On June 28, 2009, democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown and deposed. Honduras was condemned by governments around the world and expelled from the Organization of American states (OAS).
Last month, the governments of Colombia and Venezuela brokered an agreement to return exiled Zelaya back to his country. The former President was greeted by excited crowds and hopes of Honduras’s return to the OAS.
But will this mean new elections and a return to normalcy? Or could his return create more problems? Latino USA’s Maria Martin recently visited Honduras to find out more about the current state of the country.
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