The Honduran elections are a choice between a powerful right-wing government and an opposition coalition of liberal centrists and radical leftists seeking to unseat a criminal regime. But as much as this is a referendum on the right-wing government, it is equally a referendum on U.S. power and Honduras’ status as a client of Washington.
The family of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is currently on trial for corruption, has ties to the U.S. that stretch back decades. The U.S. is preparing for the potential destabilization of Thailand following her trial, as it hopes to put her back in power to further its own regional interests.
A crisis is brewing in Thailand as the outcome of a contentious court case threatens to plunge the country into chaos. This case, the final verdict of which is expected to be delivered on Aug. 25, centers around a corruption scandal involving former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra -- a member of the Shinawatra political dynasty,