Take physic, pomp

Zelaya returns to Honduras tomorrow

So reports The BBC and plenty of other news channels.

I’m hoping that it’s a peaceful happening, but (take it away Mr. Marley) I know my history and I see where I’m coming from. I can’t help thinking about an occasion in 1973 when an exiled president returned under controversial circumstances to his Latin American homeland and the ensuing battle in and around the airport where he landed caused dozens of deaths and hundreds (in fact probably thousands) of injuries. It also marked the beginning of the militarization of the country that ended up with tens of thousands of disappeared citizens.

Read about the 1973 Ezeiza Massacre at this wiki page to start with, then find out more from the links offered. Learn from history and you’re not doomed to repeat it.

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