On Friday August 12,2011, while on a state visit to Honduras,the first by any leader since the coup, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the signing of a free trade deal with the Lobos government.
Harper went on to criticize Canadians who raised objections to this trade deal as mere protectionists not concerned by human rights. He went on to say that free trade is the best instrument to bring about improvement in human rights , peace and prosperity.
Of course as with everything he says the opposite is true. Honduras is one of the most violent societies on the planet , one where the regime's political opponents, members of the media and poor farmers are murdered with impunity.
In fact today Honduras is the most dangerous place on earth to be a journalist.
In Honduras, Reagan-era atrocities are back as the Obama administration funds a state implicated in murdering opponents