Zelaya’s Coup Began Aggression on Progressive Processes, Maduro Says

Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The coup d’etat against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya began aggression against progressive governments in the region, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday.

The Venezuelan President, on his Twitter account, recalled the tenth anniversary of the action, instigated by a group of the country’s oligarchy and rejected by the international community.

The coups and aggressions will not break the will to fight of the progressive movements of the Big Homeland,’ wrote the Venezuelan Head of State.

Manuel Zelaya was democratically elected in elections held in 2005, so he took office on January 27, 2006 for a four-year term.

In 2009, the then President intended to hold a popular consultation to hold a National Constituent Assembly with the intention of modifying the 1981 constitution.

However, the Supreme Court of Justice, along with the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Attorney General’s Office and the National Congress opposed the consultation due to the influence of conservatives and opponents of the Government.

On June 28, the Army received the order issued by the Supreme Court to arrest the President. The military fulfilled the measure and forcibly expelled Zelaya to Costa Rica.

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