By Adrienne Pine
Reposted from http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Disaster-Capitalism-and-Outrage-in-Post-Coup-Honduras-20150628-0004.html on July 2, 2015
Former Honduran president and opposition leader Manuel Zelaya (C) leads a march in Tegucigalpa, on June 5, 2015 demanding Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez resign. | Photo: AFP
Washington continues to interfere in the internal politics of Honduras six years after the coup. On June 28, 2009, School of the Americas-trained general Romeo Vásquez Velasquez led the military coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. The plane that flew the president out of the country (lent by palm oil tycoon Miguel Facussé) stopped to refuel at the Soto Cano U.S. military base before depositing Zelaya — famously still in his pajamas — in Costa Rica. The Honduran orchestrators of the coup and their Washington collaborators disingenuously justified the putsch by claiming Zelaya had broken the law by (among other things) attempting to modify the constitution to permit presidential reelection.