We've had a very eventful Sunday here. Honduras' President Zelaya was sent out of the country and replaced as president by the head of congress.
Most Hondurans have been concerned about Zelaya's efforts to prolong his time in office, beyond his legal 4 year term. During Zelaya's more than three years in office, he has consistently aligned himself with Cuba's Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and other leftist governments.
This morning things came to a head. Zelaya was trying to hold a vote to ask the people if they wanted to change the constitution. They had sealed ballot boxes and ballots flown in from Venezuela. Both the congress and the supreme court declared his actions illegal and almost no one in the country supports him, but he refused to listen. So, they removed Zelaya from office.
Everything has been very safe and stable, considering. Only about 200 people showed up in peaceful protest about the removal of the president, in a country of 7 million. As things stand, the democratic government is still running the show here and the elections for the next presidential term will continue as normal.
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