Meanwhile In Honduras . . .
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya agreed on Saturday to give his enemies a share of power if he is allowed to return to office, but they rejected any deal that puts him back in the presidency. Zelaya, who was toppled in a military coup on June 28 and is in exile in neighboring Nicaragua, backed the proposal for a government of national reconciliation put forward by the mediator in talks aimed at ending Honduras' political crisis.
. . . Costa Rica's Nobel Peace Prize-winning president, Oscar Arias la[id] out seven points for discussion, including Zelaya's return to power to complete his term ending in January 2010 and the formation of a coalition government with all the country's political parties represented. Arias also proposed an amnesty for any political crimes committed after the coup and that Zelaya abandon his plans to hold a referendum on extending presidential terms. But a spokesman for Micheletti's interim government again insisted it will not allow Zelaya's return to power.
(Emphasis supplied.) Strange that. Seems the logical compromise. I wonder what is behind this refusal. Zelaya obviously has given up the dream of becoming the Honduran Chavez.
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