White House

July 11, 2009

Administration took the lead in Honduras crisis only after OAS failed

The crisis in Honduras has proved to be a messy problem for the Obama administration. The President and Secretary of State sent out different messages the day after the army ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya over whether it was a coup or “evolved into a coup.” The administration turned crisis management over to the Organization of American states, until OAS fumbling helped lead to a near-confrontation between de facto and de jure presidents.

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