Exiled Honduran president to speak at Elliott School Wednesday

The coup-removed President of Honduras, Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales, will speak about his efforts to restore peace and order in Honduras in the Elliott School on Wednesday morning.

Zelaya was forced into exile on June 28 by soldiers who forced him onto a plane to Costa Rica. The Honduran Congress supported the move the same day and voted the former president of congress, Roberto Micheletti, to replace him.

Zelaya has traveled around Central America and the United States since his exile, speaking about the coup d’etat and his efforts to reclaim his title.

The event will be held in the City View room of the Elliott School from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attendees must RSVP to the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program and the Center for Economic and Policy Research at lasp@gwu.edu.

Aaron Wodin-Schwartz, program assistant for the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, said the event is open to the public, but any students who RSVP at this time will be put on a waitlist. If there is room on the day of the event, Wodin-Schwartz said, waitlisted persons will be allowed in.

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