Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Allen Andersson

Via Ken Silverstein, this fascinating portrait of a once-wealthy American backer of deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, and how Zelaya has been at best an imperfect tool for Andersson's hope for democratic and economic reform in Honduras. Silverstein concludes:

As I said before, Zelaya was no radical. His crime, in the eyes of those who overthrew him, was not his allegedly anti-democratic tendencies — you have to be stupid to think the Honduran elite cares anything at all about democracy — but his approval of a big minimum wage increase, which was desperately needed in a country where so many workers are poor.

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