EU Suspends Aid to Honduras
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
More than three weeks after the coup, the European Union has decided to halt aid to Honduras. The EU refused to give coup leaders $90 million in aid after the interim government rejected its demands that power be returned to ousted President Manuel Zelaya. That rejection caused EU-Honduran talks to break down.
The European Union has suspended more than $90m (63m euros; £54m) in aid to Honduras in the wake of a coup there.
It follows the failure of talks to resolve the country’s political crisis.
President Manuel Zelaya was ousted from office by troops on 28 June over his plans to hold a referendum on changing the constitution.
The current interim government, led by Roberto Micheletti, has rejected a proposal that Mr Zelaya return as leader of a unity government.
Despite widespread protests in Honduras, coup leaders have stood fast in rejecting the return of the ousted president.