Honduran Embassy Website: Report by Gov’t. of President Zelaya on Coup
The Honduran embassy in Washington has posted a very important document to its website entitled, “Government of President Jose Manuel Zelaya Preliminary Report Regarding the Coup d’Etat.” Below is a brief excerpt followed by a link that will take you to the embassy website where you will find the full report.
GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT JOSE MANUEL ZELAYA
PRELIMINARY REPORT REGARDING THE COUP D’ETAT
I. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. –
The Government of the Republic of Honduras, presided over by citizen José Manuel Zelaya Rosales, officially informs the Honduran people and the international community by this report of the causes and motivations which provoked the d’état executed by the Military on June 28th, 2009.
Honduras. An unequal society
Honduras, the third poorest economy of Latin America, is the society with the highest level of inequality on the American continent. A small group of families, almost all of Arabic origins, monopolize 90% of the national wealth.
The oligarchy has taken power over the banks, the commercial centers, the energy-generating businesses, the airport concessions, telecommunications, the newspapers, radio and TV, administrators of credit, businesses relating to soccer teams, fast food, maquiladoras, and of the leadership of the political parties and some churches.