MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Former President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya, speaking at the Progressive Latin American Meeting (ELAP 2014) in Ecuador, has accused the United States of systematic interference in the internal affairs of his country, Prensa Latina reported.
According to the agency’s information, on Tuesday Zelaya said that during his presidency the US attempts to interfere into Honduras' internal affairs were constant and numerous.
Zelaya recalled, that the first phone call he received upon being elected as President, was from the US Ambassador to Honduras, who congratulated him, invited him to dinner and after sharing a meal handed him an envelope to be opened later in his office. The envelope contained recommendations for the posts of ministers. According to Zelaya, some of the names on the list included undercover agents of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Earlier this week, US-born investigative journalist Eva Golinger said in Ecuador, that the United States is pursuing a policy of perpetual aggression toward Latin America with the end goal of taking the region under its control.
Latin America has long been working to shed its "US backyard" image, which was perpetuated by the 19th century Monroe Doctrine. According to the Monroe Doctrine, any attempts by the European nations to interfere in Latin American affairs would be viewed by the United States as acts of aggression, requiring the US intervention.
First Latin American Progressive Meeting took place in Ecuador on September 29 and 30. The forum was attended by 30 left-wing politicians from 20 countries of Latin America and Europe.