Coups

Chavez Threatens Honduras

Honduras' coup on Sunday, in which the army ousted the sitting president, Manuel Zelaya, and installed congressional leader Roberto Micheletti, could grow beyond its borders. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said that Honduran soldiers detained the Cuban ambassador and beat up the Venezuelan ambassador, the Telegraph reports. On state television, Chavez said that if his ambassador was killed or if troops entered the Venezuelan embassy, "that military junta would be entering a de facto state of war. We would have to act militarily." Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said he'd do the same if Ecuador's diplomats were threatened. Earlier, Chavez said of Honduras, "the people have the right to resistance and combat, and we are with them."