In fact the Supreme Court of Honduras with the consent of the Congress ordered the military to seize the former President and escort him out of the Country. Why? Because he was rabble rousing and tried to illegally change the Constitution of the Country. Honduras rejects OAS appeal to restore president - Yahoo! News I wonder why NONE of this was reported before. A Coup is when the Military seizes power , they never seized power, they acted under the direct orders of the Supreme Court and the Congress of Honduras. The Military was never in power. Congress replaced the President at the same time he was ousted by the COURTS and the CONGRESS.