Wednesday, 23 December 2009

[creative-radio] CKUT Radio: Turmoil in Honduras


* CKUT Radio: Turmoil in Honduras
interview with journalist Laura-Julie Perreault, La Presse newspaper

by Stefan Christoff

Listen to an interview with journalist Laura-Julie Perreault, foriegn affairs
writer at La Presse newspaper in Montreal.

Interview is focused on the current political turmoil in Honduras stemming from
a military coup stages against the left-leaning President Manuel Zelaya in June

Attention across the Americas turned to Honduras this year after Zelaya was
abducted by soldiers admits a national debate concerning Zelaya's increasingly
left-leaning policies and moves to join the Bolivarian Alternative for the
Americas (ALBA), a Venezuelan-lead economic trading block in the Americas
working to counter U.S. and corporate influence in the Americas.

Today, Manuel Zelaya is held-up at the Brazilian embassy in Honduras, while
supporters have staged multiple major street demonstrations in recent months in
opposition to the first military coup in Central America in recent history,
sparking many memories of violent military-driven politics throughout Central
America in the 1980s within the context of the Cold War.

Although the recent coup in Honduras has been officially condemned by the
Organization of American States (OAS), also by both Canada and the U.S.,
official support for Zelaya aside from natural political allies such as
Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil has been tepid, while Canada has maintained
diplomatic and military ties with the coup government.

Montreal-based journalist Laura-Julie Perreault writer for La Presse, the
largest French language daily newspaper in North America, recently visited
Honduras reporting on the current political crisis in the country.

* Laura-Julie Perreault writes for La Presse, read on-line:

* Stefan Christoff is a Montreal-based community organizer and journalist:


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