The ousted former President Zelaya returned secretly to Honduras to be with the people on Independence Day. He was forced to take refuge in the Brazilian embassy while riot police were mobilised to control the crowds who turned out to greet him. There appears to bean appetite for socialism in the Latin American world but clearly the old world order is goig to put up resistance with US backing as in Colombia. Whether he can resume control remains to be seen.
Reflections of Fidel
In Venzuela Hugo Chavez is continuing to consolidate the Bolivarian Revolution, in particular health care is high on the agenda among the poor.