Diplomacy

Obama: Honduras Coup Illegal

Just words—for now. President Obama said on Monday that the weekend coup in Honduras was illegal, but until Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formalizes the statement, U.S. aid will still flow to the Latin American nation. "We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there,” Obama said. "It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition, rather than democratic elections.”