Coups

Felix Salmon looks at the bright side of the Honduran coup:

For all the fears about the future of Latin American democracy, the fact is that the region is far more democratic now than it has been at any point in the past, and that even when there are coups, like the present one in Honduras, the military moves quickly to install a new civilian leadership, rather than ruling as a junta. That's the silver lining in today's cloud.

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