Sunday, June 28, 2009

Will Venezuela declare war on Honduras?

In the aftermath of the coup d'etat in Honduras by a general who was trained by the United States government at the infamous School of the Americas, things remain extremely tense.

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, declared the following:

Chávez, on state television, said that if troops entered the Venezuelan Embassy, "that military junta would be entering a defacto state of war. We would have to act militarily...."

"We will bring them down, we will bring them down, I tell you," he said, while hundreds of red-shirted Chávez supporters gathered outside Venezuela's presidential palace.

Military action by Venezuela and other countries, to restore the constitutional President of Honduras, is a strong possibility.

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