Honduran deposed leader Zelaya tells Obama “no” to elections

Jose Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed as president of Honduras in a coup 28 June, says he will not participate in a presidential election slated for 29 November and that he has asked his supporters to renounce it. His announcement came in a published letter explaining his case to US President Barack Obama. His decision […]

Honduras deal to be decided by Congress

The agreement between the two rival sides in Honduras’ four-month constitutional crisis will be decided by the Congress, which is in recess, after taking into consideration an opinion of the country’s Supreme Court. The agreement would allow Manuel Zelaya back into the presidential palace to serve out his term at the  head of a national […]

Honduras proposes both sides renounce presidency

Update 24 October 12:20 The de facto president of Honduras, Roberto Micheletti, has proposed that he resign from the presidency if Manuel Zelaya, the president deposed by the military 28 June and sent into exile, withdraws his claim to be reinstated as president. A government of national reconciliation would be installed until new elections, programmed […]

Honduras in turmoil as Zelaya returns

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras overland from Guatemala, and immediately took refuge in the Brazilian embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Zelaya called on his supporters from a balcony at the Brazilian embassy to converge on the capital to reverse the coup. The interim government of Roberto Micheletti said Brazil would have to accept […]

Honduras intransigent about Zelaya return

The Honduran government is defying international pressure to allow former President Manuel Zelaya, deposed 28 June, to return to power. An Organization of American States (OAS) mission of seven American foreign ministers urged the interim government of Roberto Micheletti to accept a plan worked out by Nobel prize-winner Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica, […]

EU suspends aid to Honduras over conflict

The European Union’s external affairs commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said Monday 20 July that she was suspending EU aid of €65.5 million to the impoverished Central American nation of Honduras as a result of the political stand-off there. She said the decision was “difficult” . Hillary Clinton called Honduran Interim President Roberto Micheletti from New Delhi, […]

Honduras crisis talks break down, Arias asks for more time

Talks broke down Sunday 19 July between opposing parties in the Honduran constitutional crisis, mediated by former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias, who said he would try for three more days to reach a settlement. The de facto Honduran government of Roberto Micheletti rejected a proposal to allow ousted president Manuel Zelaya to return as […]