Honduras Inches Toward Talks
Posted on Oct 3, 2009
There may finally be movement in Honduras’ political crisis, as representatives of ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti will reportedly meet next week to discuss a potential deal to end the crisis that began with June’s coup d’état.
Also in the news is the visit to Honduras by several U.S. Republican congressmen despite a U.S. ban on direct discussions with the architects of the coup against the democratically elected Zelaya.
A thaw in the Honduras political crisis has paved the way for talks between representatives of the ousted president and the man behind his downfall.
Aides to Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti will reportedly meet next week.
The talks would precede a visit by the Organisation of American States aimed at brokering a deal, the OAS says.
An emergency decree limiting civil liberties would be lifted within days, Mr Micheletti was quoted as saying.
AP / Kent Gilbert
President Manuel Zelaya, shown here at a press conference the night of the coup that deposed him, was ousted in late June.