HAVANA: Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned on Friday that the deployment of international security forces in Honduras embroiled in a political crisis, would wreak chaos across Latin America.
Fidel Castro said in an article, published by Cuban media, that an international force would only be sent to Honduras if the government launched an attack on the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa, where the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is currently taking refuge.
Zelaya was bundled out of the country on June 28 by the military, acting on instructions from the Supreme Court and parliament, for his efforts to seek an unconstitutional second presidential term. The leader returned to Tegucigalpa in secret on Monday.
On Tuesday, Honduran police dispersed thousands of Zelaya’s supporters, who gathered near the Brazilian embassy, following a request by the de facto Honduran government for Zelaya’s extradition … (full text).