Despite overwhelming international support and the fact that he was removed in an illegal coup, Manuel Zelaya is still having problems winning reinstatement as Honduras’ president: Talks between the interim government and his ousted administration collapsed Thursday.

The interim government may be trying to drag things out until a general election on Nov. 29. — JCL

The Guardian:

Talks to resolve the political crisis in Honduras have collapsed over the de facto government’s refusal to reinstate the ousted president, Manuel Zelaya.

Envoys for the leftist leader declared the negotiations a failure after yesterday’s deadline passed with no agreement on returning him to power.

“As of now we see this phase as finished,” Mayra Mejia told reporters in the capital, Tegucigalpa. “The fundamental point is the reinstatement of President Zelaya and for this, there was no political will.”

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