The Associated Press reports that former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya plans to write a book describing his ouster last year. Zelaya says Honduras’ business elite was behind last June’s military-backed coup that sent him into exile.
In a television interview broadcast in Venezuela, Zelaya said the business leaders feared he planned to copy President Hugo Chavez’s socialist policies and some were upset over his decision to seize control of fuel terminals used by store imported oil. Honduran officials say Zelaya, who now lives in the Dominican Republic, was ousted for refusing to drop a campaign for a referendum on changing the constitution, which the Supreme Court had ruled illegal.
Zelaya said Sunday he hopes to publish a book about his ouster within three months, but provided few details.
Zelaya cartoon by Bob Row at http://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/Manuel%20Zelaya_50684