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last updated 07-Sep-2021
  Military Coups of the 21st century. We cover in this section news articles and special reports covering military coups in Latin America since 2000. A military coups or coup d'état generally implies the overthrowing of a government through the use, directly or indirectly, of military power. This is a work in progress directory and, assisted with your ever valuable feedback, we will see ho better to develop this resource.  

List by country, in alphabetical order


ECUADOR (Last coup: 2000)

Coup declared in Ecuador. BBC News, January 22, 2000: TEXT | PICTURE

Ecuador Coup Shifts Control To No. 2 Man. By Larry Rohter, The New York Times, January. 23, 2000: TEXT

HAITI (Last coup: February 29, 2004)

Haiti’s President Forced Out; Marines Sent to Keep Order. By Lydia Polgreen and Tim Weiner, The New York Times, February 29, 2004: TEXT

Aristide: US forced me to leave. The exiled former President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has said that he was forced to leave his country. BBC News, March 2, 2004: TEXT | PICTURE

Coup d'Etat - This Time in Haiti. By Marjorie Cohn, Global Policy Forum, May 20, 2004: TEXT


HONDURAS (Last coup: June 28, 2009)

Honduran President Is Ousted in Coup. By Elisabeth Malkin, The New York Times, June 28, 2009: TEXT | PICTURES

Honduras president ousted in 'coup.' Deposed President Manuel Zelaya was arrested and flown to exile in Costa Rica. BBC News, June 28, 2009: VIDEO

In pictures: Honduran president ousted: PICTURES


VENEZUELA (Last coup attempt: April 2019)

Venezuela crisis: Maduro claims victory over 'deranged' coup attempt. President blames Trump imperialists and ‘coup-mongering far right’ as rival Juan Guaidó calls for more protests. By Tom Phillips, The Guardian, May 1, 2019: TEXT | VIDEO

Venezuela TV shows 'US citizens confessing over failed coup'. BBC News, May 7, 2020: TEXT | PICTURE

The “ridiculous” failed coup attempt in Venezuela, explained. “It’s so mind-bogglingly dumb,” a former Navy SEAL told Vox about the plan. By Alex Ward, Vox, May 11, 2020: TEXT | PICTURES


Chavez rises from very peculiar coup. Venezuela is back with the leader it had before a week of turmoil began. By Alex Bellos,The Guardian, April 15, 2002: TEXT

Analysis: Role of the military. BBC News, April 14, 2002: TEXT | PICTURE

Chavez poised for comeback. BBC News, April 14, 2002: TEXT | PICTURE

Documents Show C.I.A. Knew Of a Coup Plot in Venezuela. By Juan Forero, The New York Times, December 3, 2004: TEXT



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