US ‘involved in Honduras military coup’…Posted: August 16, 2009
The United States was involved in a military coup in Honduras that ousted President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, a top aide to Zelaya says.
Before heading to Costa Rica, the Honduran military plane that flew Zelaya into exile stopped to refuel at the Soto Cato air base (Palmerola) where at least 500 US troops are based, said Patricia Valle, the deputy foreign minister of Zelaya.
Palmerola is a Honduran air base that houses US troops who according to Washington conduct counter-narcotics operations and other missions in Central America.
“The United States was involved in the coup against Zelaya,” Valle told The Associated Press on Saturday.
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(photo: Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya)