Democracy Now: Zelaya Rejects Corruption Charges; Coup Leader Retires

In other news from Honduras, the Lobo government has filed corruption charges against Zelaya for allegedly diverting government funds during his time in office. In a statement from his exile in the Dominican Republican, Zelaya dismissed the charges as “political persecution.” The Honduran government has also announced the retirement of the head of the Honduran armed forces, Army General Romeo Vasquez, who helped lead the coup against Zelaya.

~ by wheresthemic on February 26, 2010.

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