U.S. to Cut Millions in Aid to Honduras

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In an effort to pressure the interim government of Honduras to restore democratic rule, the Obama administration announced plans Thursday to cut off millions of dollars in aid to the country.

The current president, Robert Micheletti, condemned the decision saying that more sanctions "will only harm the Honduran people."
 
Micheletti took over in June after the legislative and judicial branches ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya.
   
Zelaya met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday and welcomed the move.

"With this decision of the United States, the countries of the Americas have formed a single bloc in condemning the coup," AFP news quoted Zelaya.

Clinton made the decision even though she did not determine that Zelaya's ouster met the U.S. legal definition of a coup.

Marco Caceres, the co-founder of Project Honduras which networks non-profits in the country, spoke with CBN News on Friday to provide more insight on the subject. Click play to watch the interview   

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