[Zelaya] was elected democratically, but he was not governing democratically. In fact, he was doing a number of things that undermine democratic institutions. But after he was pushed aside by the military on Sunday morning, he all of a sudden became a victim and a champion of democracy.
- Patricio Navia, New York University professor
Zelaya is definitely a champion of democracy, alright, but "democracy" as defined by Fidel and Raul Castro.
He is a victim of his own ego, arrogance, and stupidity. That's it.
Many Hondurans refer to him as "El Burro Mel" (Mel, the donkey) even though that's a little insulting to donkeys, who at least tend to be noble animals.