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Honduras Redux, reloaded, again, part 2

8 October 2009

Hemispheric Briefs:

1) De facto government of Roberto Micheletti shows signs that it may be willing to loosen its grip on power. 2) The OAS arrives in Central America for highly publicized meetings with Mr. Micheletti and ousted President Mel Zelaya. 3) Disappointment follows as Mr. Micheletti refuses to budge in the face of international pressure. And…repeat. Was Wednesday yet another showing of the same old tragedy? The AP’s coverage of Wednesday’s “Guaymuros Talks” would make it appear so. “Honduras’ coup-installed leader resisted calls by diplomats from across the hemisphere to reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya, at one point angrily telling the visitors they “‘don’t know the truth or don’t want to know it,’” the wire service writes today.

NY Times starts to catch up with what’s been known for some time about the Honduran coup leader’s media machinations… a cast of characters out of some of the greatest scandals of the past (like Iran-Contra).

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  1. 9 October 2009 2:19 pm

    Micheletti responded to the OAS dialogue by setting up a sniper platform outside the Brazilian embassy. The Brazilian charge d’affairs protested to the UN, but there’s no indication that the UN is going to do anything about yet another trashing of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relationships by the dictatorship.

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