Coup Ousts Paraguay’s President

…It’s obvious that the President’s real crimes are that he chose to ally himself more closely with Paraguay’s left, which in reality means the working and poor masses of the country, who, like other Latin American countries, choose socialism as their form of political expression…

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/25/obamas-second-latin-american-coup/

And the first coup carried out the old fashioned way: Honduras.

Overthrow the constitutionally elected democratic government. Install willing stooges, backed by local oligarchs, in its place. Send in your own troops to take part in the crusade du jour (anti-communism, anti-terrorism, the “War on Drugs”) and establish your iron dominion over the lesser breeds south of the border. Repeat as often as necessary.

It’s a tried-and-true formula, a traditional remedy, as American as apple pie, Chevrolet and murdering wedding guests and funeral-goers by remote control from a comfy chair in a secure fortress 10,000 miles away. And Barack Obama — who is nothing if not a genuine American Traditionalist — is carrying on the grand tradition of America’s always extra-special relationship with the nations of Central America…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/grand-tradition-obama-does-it-the-old-fashioned-way-in-honduras.html

Related:

America’s drug war in Honduras continues to expand and further militarize the conflict, as Washington’s responsibility for a worsening human rights situation goes unaccounted for…

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/06/25/us-drug-war-in-honduras-expands-as-human-rights-abuses-increase/

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