The vast majority of Americans do not even know that the U.S. is at war just south of our borders and do not understand why our Southern neighbors are crying out for a change in this senseless policy. The media's failure in this regard is inexcusable.
Ever since Porfirio Lobo came into office as President of Honduras, after a fraudulent election from which opposition candidates withdrew, he's been testing what he and the nation's elites can get away with, gradually unleashing more violence.
Presidents like Lula da Silva and Michele Bachelet take the threat of military coups seriously. It's time the U.S. join them and support the rights of Hondurans, instead of fighting to legitimize a repressive regime.