Latino activists seek support to turn back coup in Honduras

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Advocates for Latino and immigrant rights in Los Angeles want the United States and other countries to take a strong stand with the organizers of a recent coup in Honduras.

Angela Zambrano is with the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities. She says progressive Central Americans want Manuel Zelaya returned as president.

Angela Zambrano: "We stand in solidarity with the Honduran people who are struggling to regain their democratic institutions. We support president Obama’s call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law, and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter."

President Obama has said Zelaya is still president of Honduras. But the U.S. has not made specific demands of the country’s acting government. Sunday’s coup was the first in Honduras in 31 years.