Our ongoing discussions about Honduras makes clear the urgency of this agenda. As we emphasized, when the United States along with the rest of the hemisphere condemned the coup in Honduras, these interruptions of democracy should be completely relegated to the past. And it is a credit to this organization that they have become all but nonexistent in the Americas. Now it is time for the hemisphere, as a whole, to move forward and welcome Honduras back into the inter-American community.
- U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, speaking at the annual meeting of OAS foreign secretaries in Lima, Peru.
Honduras was suspended from the organization after last year's removal of Manuel Zelaya from the presidency for violating the country's constitution in his attempt to remain in power and change our form of government. The reincorporation of Honduras to the OAS is opposed by several socialist, leftist and left-leaning hemispheric governments.