Friday, July 31, 2009

Unrest In Honduras -- News Updates July 31, 2009

Honduran Interim Leader President Roberto Micheletti. Photo AFP

Interim Honduran Leader Says President Will Not Return To Power -- AFP

TEGUCIGALPA — Honduras' political standoff deepened Friday as interim leader Roberto Micheletti insisted that there would be no negotiated return to power of ousted elected President Manuel Zelaya.

The Organization of American States (OAS), meanwhile. was set to hold two meetings on the Honduran crisis in Washington on Friday.

Zelaya, who was elected as a moderate conservative and took a sharp turn to the left while in office, was overthrown in a military-backed coup on June 28. The United States and other nations have pressed for a diplomatic solution.

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More News On Honduras

Honduran interim leaders: Zeyala can't be restored -- Yahoo News/AP
US Senator asks Clinton to explain Honduran policy -- Reuters
Ousted Honduran FM complains inadequate U.S. response -- China View
Zelaya's followers clash with Honduran soldiers, leaving 6 injured -- China View

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