This is an interview by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now 4-13-2016 with Dana Frank, Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras.
I have read that the section regarding the role SoS Clinton played in the illegal military coup in Honduras has been deleted from her book Hard Choices.
From the Democracy Now article
AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to that WikiLeaks cable on Honduras. The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, sent a cable to Washington on July 24, 2009, less than a month after the coup. The subject line was “Open and Shut: The Case of the Honduran Coup.” The cable asserted, quote, “there is no doubt” that the events of June 28, 2009, “constituted an illegal and unconstitutional coup,” unquote. The Embassy listed arguments by supporters of the coup to claim its legality, and dismissed each of them, saying, quote, “none … has any substantive validity under the Honduran constitution.” The Embassy went on to say the Honduran military had no legal authority to remove President Zelaya from office or from Honduras. The Embassy also characterized the Honduran military’s actions as an “abduction” and kidnapping that was unconstitutional. Again, this was the U.S. Embassy memo that was sent from Honduras to Washington.
DANA FRANK: Well, I mean, it’s incredible this woman is a presidential candidate, that she’s doing like things like this, the fact that she would say we wanted to “render the question of Zelaya moot,” we wanted to bury the democratically elected president’s existence and act like the coup didn’t happen. I mean, that’s why it’s so terrifying that today—or rather, on Saturday, she would say—she would defend this coup, say it wasn’t a coup, and defend her actions in installing this terrifically horrific, scary post-coup regime. And, of course, that she would cut that out of her memoir, in the paperback version, is also very scary.
Professor Frank also speaks about Berta Cáceres, a well-known Honduran dissident, winner of the prestigious 2015 Goldman Environment Prize. They assassinated her in her home. In 2014, Berta Cáceres spoke about Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2009 coup with the Argentine TV program Resumen Latinoamericano.
Perhaps you all remember the brew haha over on TOP regarding the protests at HRC’s Cinco de Mayo event in California which were characterized by several diaries there as Bernie Sanders supporters assaulting Clinton supporters when they left the rally. Well, those protesters were Latino/Hispanic local activist groups protesting Hillarys involvement in the Hondouras Coup and the subsequent assassination of their Hero Berta Cáceres..not protesters and bully berniebros from Bernie’s camp. I didn’t know that groups of Latinos/Hispanics had also confronted Bill Clinton at one of his rally’s for Mrs Clinton before watching the video…so much for MSM coverage.
Today I ask myself, is this preferred presidential nominee candidate one that I would like setting the foreign policy for my country? It is quite a dilemma for me.