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Monday, June 29, 2009

"Obama says Honduras coup illegal," BBC, June 29, 2009.

[Bush's "loss" of Latin America was recognized among specialists in the region, but was relatively unlamented in the press because of other more spectacular foreign policy failures during the Bush regime. Although much remains to be seen, Obama's support for Zelaya could be a turning point, at least on the US side. -jlt]

US President Barack Obama has described the removal of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya as illegal.

His remarks came after left-wing Latin American leaders declared their support for the deposed leader, who was expelled by the military on Sunday.

  The military, Congress and the Supreme Court in the Central American nation had all opposed Mr Zelaya's referendum.

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