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Venezuelan Government Condemns Coup d’État in Honduras

The Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs issued a communiqué condemning the coup d’état that the Honduran oligarchy seeks to impose, against the constitutional government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and against the people of Honduras.

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs

Communiqué

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela condemns the coup d’état that the Honduran oligarchy seeks to impose, against the constitutional government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales and against the people of Honduras.

President Manuel Zelaya Rosales was abducted, snatched from his residence by force, held incommunicado for several hours, and violently expelled from his country by a group of unpatriotic military men engaged in the coup.  Masked soldiers abducted Foreign Minister Patricia Rodas and attacked the ambassadors of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela in the process of executing this arbitrary detention.  These disgraceful soldiers are guilty, according to the laws of Honduras and international laws, of the crimes that are being committed and of the violation of the constitution and laws of the nation.

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela urgently calls upon the international community to condemn this situation and demands that we take the measures necessary to defeat the coup d’état in Honduras and restore the legitimate government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales.

Caracas, 28 June 2009


The original communiqué “Gobierno de Venezuela condena golpe de Estado en Honduras” was published by VTV on 28 June 2009.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).


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