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Since June 2009, Honduras has seen it’s democratically elected leader, President Manuel Zelaya, ousted from government and sent into exile. He now resides in sanctuary at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Canadian journalist Dawn Paley (Dominion Newpaper, MediaCoop.ca) is spending a month in Honduras to uncover Canadian corporate and government involvement in the coup d’etat. Since the coup, Honduran civil society has risen up and taken to the streets by the tens of thousands to demand a return to democratic rule by re-instating President Zelaya. The de facto government, headed by Porfirio Lobo, held elections on November 29th, that saw a record low turnout.
The pro-coup regime has used violence to instill fear in the resistance, yet voices continue to speak out, such as Radio Globo, an anti-coup radio station operating in Honduras.
CKDU had the chance to do an exclusive interview with Dawn Paley for Operation Wake Up, on December 11, 2009.