Honduras crisis talks to resume in Costa Rica

19th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Talks aimed at overcoming Honduras' political crisis are continuing today in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica - Talks aimed at overcoming Honduras' political crisis are continuing today in Costa Rica. Costa Rican President Óscar Arias has proposed that Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in an internationally condemned army coup on 28 June, be reinstated at the head of a government of national reconciliation.
 
Zelaya and Honduras' new President Roberto Micheletti have so far failed to reach agreement on a seven-point plan proposed by Arias, who has been mediating in the conflict.

The plan also calls for early elections and a general amnesty for those who staged the coup. In exchange Zelaya is to abandon plans for a controversial referendum aimed at extending term limits through a constitutional amendment.

Micheletti has repeatedly rejected that the former president return to Honduras to serve out the remainder of his term until January 2010. Zelaya, who is currently in Nicaragua, says he will again attempt to return to his country.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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