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A Honduran coup comes full circle
A Honduran coup comes full circle

In 2009, a group of Honduran politicians and military officers staged a coup and removed then-President Manuel Zelaya from office and from the country. The stated motive was to prevent Zelaya from changing the constitution so that he could run for re-election and hold on to power. Now, some of the same Hondurans who backed that coup have helped do exactly what they said they opposed. The Honduran Supreme Court has struck down an article of the constitution that prohibited a sitting or former president from seeking a second term. The move had vigorous backing from President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who will now be allowed to run for re-election. The move also replicates steps taken in...

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