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Honduras crisis talks divided over Zelaya return | U.S. | Reuters

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on July 19, 2009

I can’t help but point out the ‘measured’ response by the U.S. gov to the Honduras coup after it had carried on and on about democratic institutions for the past 8 years

….ooh wait that was under Bush?


Doe this mean that democracy will no longer be sternly defended nor encouraged?

The United States is worried about Zelaya seeking to return to Honduras without an agreement with his rivals and is in touch with him to stress the importance of letting Arias try to mediate a solution, another senior U.S. official said.

“We are indeed concerned about (Zelaya) going back,” the second official said, adding that Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon “is in practically daily contact with him, urging him to allow (the) Arias process to play out.”

From exile in Nicaragua, Zelaya has vowed to return home “one way or another”, a move that could escalate the conflict and provoke violence.

Micheletti, a longtime foe who was appointed interim leader by Honduras’ Congress after the coup, has threatened to arrest him if he returns and has put the army on high alert at key points across Honduras.

Zelaya has wide international support for his desire to return to power. The Organization of American States and the U.N. General Assembly have backed him and no foreign power has recognized the legitimacy of the interim government.

Arias on Saturday proposed Zelaya return to Honduras on July 24, according to a member of Zelaya’s negotiating team.

via Honduras crisis talks divided over Zelaya return | U.S. | Reuters.


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