In a recent article, published in The Nation following the death of the Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, journalist Greg Grandin asserted that Clinton enabled a coup which overthrew democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.
Hillary Clinton's Director of Hispanic Media, Jorge Silva, on Wednesday dismissed the reports, saying in an email to Latino USA that the candidate "engaged in active diplomacy that resolved a constitutional crisis."
Apparently, Clinton used her power as Secretary of State to cement the position of coup leader Roberto Micheletti. It is further alleged that she deliberately delayed the suspension of US non-humanitarian aid to Honduras, under the excuse that the situation in the country was "still unclear." By doing so, it is claimed, Clinton ensured that Zelaya wouldn't be restored, despite the fact that the coup was officially opposed by the Obama administration and the UN.
In her 2014 autobiography, "Hard Choices," Clinton admits she used her power to shift the crisis into a favorable position for the US, even though evidence provided by WikiLeaks shows that the State Department was informed by the US embassy in Tegucigalpa that events in Honduras "constituted an illegal and unconstitutional coup."
Grandin claims that by backing the new government of Honduras, Clinton factored into numerous human rights abuses, including women's and LGBT rights in the country. And thus her actions may have indirectly contributed to the activist's death.
The Clinton campaign referred to the allegations as "simply nonsense."