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Honduras Unity Deal Fails

Plan to reinstate Zelaya falls apart as deadline passes

(Newser) - The US-brokered deal to end the political standoff in Honduras has collapsed, says ousted president Manuel Zelaya, although the interim president installed after Zelaya's ouster doesn't agree even on that. "The accord is dead," Zelaya said from the Brazilian Embassy, where he has been holed up since slipping... More »

Honduras' Ousted Prez Returning to Office

Deal lets Manuel Zelaya serve remaining 3 months

(Newser) - Honduras' 4-month political standoff appears to be over. After intense lobbying from US diplomats, the coup-installed interim president, Roberto Micheletti, has agreed to allow ousted President Manuel Zelaya to return to office to serve his remaining 3 months. Congress, which backed the June coup that sent Zelaya packing, is expected... More »

Coup Leaders Crack Down in Honduras

Regime curtails freedoms as Zelaya remains holed up

(Newser) - The interim government in Honduras moved to prevent protests late last night, outlawing public assemblies and giving the army broad new arrest powers. Manuel Zelaya, who has been holed up for a week in Tegucigalpa's Brazilian embassy alongside about 65 family members, has called on his supporters to take to... More »

Honduran Leaders Will Reopen Talks

Micheletti agrees to open dialogue with ousted president

(Newser) - The ousted president and acting president of Honduras have agreed to reopen dialogue after the recently returned Manuel Zelaya announced he would accept the results of a November election. Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti held separate meetings with four presidential candidates yesterday and may meet face to face soon, according to... More »

Zelaya Supporters Clash With Honduran Police

(Newser) - Honduras' tense political situation may be coming to a head. Riot police clashed with supporters of ousted President Manuel Zelaya today outside the Brazilian embassy, where Zelaya has been holed up for a day since sneaking back into the country. Police fired tear gas at the protesters, who returned fire... More »

Zelaya Returns to Honduras

Ousted leader announces return on TV, but interim government denies it

(Newser) - Manuel Zelaya is back in Honduras, the ousted president told a Honduran TV station today, prompting thousands of his supporters to gather outside the UN building in the capital to celebrate. “I am here for the restoration of democracy, to call for dialogue,” Zelaya declared. The US State... More »

Castro: Restore Honduran Prez, or Expect More Coups

Other Latin American coups will follow from US-trained forces

(Newser) - President Obama and Fidel Castro finally agree on something: Both think Honduran President Manuel Zelaya should be returned to power, Reuters reports. Writing on the website of a state-run newspaper, Castro warned that if Zelaya’s ouster isn’t overturned, “a wave of coups threatens to sweep many Latin... More »

Honduras Quits OAS

(Newser) - Honduras beat the Organization of American States to the punch by quitting the organization today before its membership could be suspended, the New York Times reports. The OAS has been critical of what it calls an illegal coup in Honduras and was to meet today to consider expulsion. Honduras’ perhaps-President... More »

Honduras Considers Early Election

Interim gov't may hold Zelaya-free election in effort to end political crisis

(Newser) - The interim government installed by the military coup in Honduras is considering holding an early election to defuse the country's political crisis, Reuters reports. Roberto Michelletti, who heads up the caretaker government, says he is "in total agreement" with moving forward November's presidential election, in which ousted president Manuel... More »

Honduras' Ousted Prez Vows to Return This Weekend

(Newser) - Honduras' dicey political situation could come to a head this weekend. Ousted President Manuel Zelaya tells Bloomberg he will return to the country in the next few days, and he expects US support when he does. “Their words are strong,” he said. “We’re going to see... More »

Pentagon Cuts Ties With Honduras

Central American nation isolated as OAS sets ultimatum

(Newser) - As thousands of Hondurans protested yesterday in dueling rallies backing both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the military-backed government that came to power last weekend, the Central American nation grows further isolated, reports the AP. The Pentagon yesterday suspended joint US-Honduran military operations and the World Bank said it was... More »

OAS Issues Ultimatum to Honduras

President installed by coup says only invasion will depose him

(Newser) - If its deposed president isn’t reinstated within 72 hours, Honduras will be kicked out of the Organization of American States, the group’s secretary-general said today, in the latest sign of Manuel Zelaya’s overwhelming international support. Zelaya spoke before the UN yesterday, and the General Assembly voted by... More »

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