Everyone's Wrong About Honduras
Reinstating deposed President Manuel Zelaya would be a disaster.
Finally, to make sure this situation never happens again, any deal should also include the introduction of an impeachment mechanism into the Honduran political system. Zelaya was right that the country needed constitutional change—just not the one he was advocating.
Correction, July 7, 2009: This article originally and incorrectly stated that Zelaya won the 2005 presidential election in a run-off vote. (Return the corrected sentence.)
Dan Rosenheck is the Economist's bureau chief for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Photograph of President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya by Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images.