Chavez's friend Manuel Zelaya returns to Honduras

By Sam Foster

It's not just the Middle East that is radicalizing. In the wake of Obama's foreign policy amateur hour, it seems those hostile to freedom are taking the opportunity to spread extremism.

South America is now in a more tenuous position now that legally ousted Manuel Zelaya has been allowed to return to Honduras. You can thank the collective wisdom of the Chavez sympathetic international community for this one.

Zelaya's return will allow Honduras to rejoin the Organization of American States (OAS) and gain access to international aid, vital in a country where 70 percent of a population of nearly eight million live on four dollars or less a day.

The deal included a promise that all legal action against Zelaya would be dropped.

Lobo and Zelaya signed a reconciliation agreement in Colombia last week, and the two will meet at the presidential palace along with the head of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praised Zelaya's return as "a great victory" for the Honduran people in a Twitter message. "Down with dictatorships! Long live popular power, long live true democracy!" Chavez wrote.

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