OAS Suspends Honduras After Coup
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said Saturday that he would return to Honduras to try to retake office following last week's military-backed coup, and the Organization of American States kicked out the Central American nation for refusing to restore him.
At an emergency meeting in Washington, 33 nations backed the resolution suspending Honduras' membership, with none opposed and Honduras abstaining. It was the first time in nearly 20 years that the OAS took such a step due to a military coup.
"The suspension takes effect immediately," Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana said, reading the resolution before the body. The move temporarily sidelines Honduras from any participation in the OAS, but obliges it to continue observing the body's rules in areas such as human rights.
The OAS is a joke always has been I say if they want to kick them out fine but I thinks it time for the United States to finally leave this sham of an International Organization.