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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Zelaya on the Threshold

The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, made his second symbolic trip in two days to this remote post along the border with Honduras on Saturday, defying calls from foreign leaders to avoid any moves that might provoke violence in his politically polarized country.

Meanwhile, in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, the Honduran armed forces issued a communiqué indicating that they would not stand in the way of an agreement to return him to power.

The communiqué, posted on the Honduran Armed Forces Web site, endorsed the so-called San José Accord that was forged in Costa Rica by delegates representing President Zelaya and the man who heads the de facto Honduran government, Roberto Micheletti.

The accord, prepared by the mediator of the talks, President Óscar Arias of Costa Rica, and supported by most governments in the hemisphere, would allow Mr. Zelaya to return as president, although with significantly limited executive powers. Mr. Micheletti has steadfastly rejected Mr. Zelaya’s return as president.

link: Standoff Continues at Border of Honduras -


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