Honduras: The Original Banana Republic

Between the election in Iran and the death of the King of Pop, this coup in Honduras is getting lost in the shuffle. Here are some helpful links if you want to catch up.Here's a quick, entertaining read on the history of Honduras from Sustainable Food. Honduras was the original "banana republic"-a country run, in effect, by American fruit interests. Our appetite for Honduran bananas set the stage for the country's political problems.Here's a Flickr set of photos from the coup. Check out the shot of snipers on the roof of the Marriott.For great daily updates on the situation check out Via Peter Smith and Boing Boing. Photo by Flickr user rbreve (cc).