Talks between Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya and not-president/coup-leader Roberto Micheletti expectedly failed Thursday. Now, negotiations will fall to the staff members of each politician, as the two leaders have refused, and will refuse, to meet face to face.

(Does anyone else find it hilarious that Voice of America is becoming a legitimate source for coverage of a Central American coup?)

Voice of America:

Talks to solve Honduras’ political crisis will continue without the direct participation of the nation’s rival leaders, after a first day of mediation in Costa Rica ended without a deal.

On Thursday, ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim President Roberto Micheletti met separately with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias at his home in San Jose. The two leaders refused to meet face to face.

After the talks, Mr. Micheletti told reporters he was “satisfied” and returned to Honduras. It is unclear if Mr. Zelaya will remain in Costa Rica.

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