Roberto Lovato

Roberto Lovato is a contributing Associate Editor with New America Media and a frequent contributor to The Nation.

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Our Man in Honduras

The backers of the Honduran coup have an inside man in Washington.

"If you want to understand who the real power behind the [Honduran] coup is," says Robert White, president of the Washington-based Center for International Policy, during a recent interview, "you need to find out who's paying Lanny Davis." Davis, an ally of the Clinton family who is best known as the lawyer who defended Bill during the presidential impeachment proceedings, was recently on Capitol Hill lobbying members of Congress and testifying against exiled President Manuel Zelaya before the House Foreign Relations Committee. White, who previously served as the United States ambassador to El Salvador, thought that such information about Davis' clients would be "very difficult to find." But the answer proved easy to find. Davis, a partner at the law firm Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, openly named them -- and his clients are the same powerful Hondurans behind the military coup. "My clients represent the CEAL, the [Honduras Chapter of] Business Council of Latin America," Davis...