By Dorkys Ramos | 01/28/2010 - 16:20
Honduras swore in its new president as former leader Manuel Zelaya flew into exile in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. He’d been seeking refuge at the Brazilian Embassy since September after being ousted in the June 28 coup, living three months in exile and then slipping back into the country.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2009 - 13:30
Honduran leaders Roberto Micheletti and Manuel Zelaya are near agreement on how to move past the turmoil that has rocked the country since Zelaya was deposed in a military coup in June. Micheletti negotiator Vilma Morales told reporters at a news conference yesterday that about ninety percent of an agreement to end the political crisis had been reached, but stressed that key issues remain to be discussed.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2009 - 11:16
The former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, has returned to the country amidst threats of arrest. Zelaya managed to stay under the radar as he sneaked back into his embattled country, eventually turning up at the Brazilian Embassy on Monday.
"I'm here unarmed and ready to engage in dialogue," Zelaya
told Venezuela's Telesur television network. "I'm the president legitimately elected by the Honduran people."
By Mariela Rosario | 07/27/2009 - 18:00
After weeks of negotiations, it finally looked as though Oscar Arias, the UN appointed mediator and Costa Rican president was making some headway and perhaps had reached a resolution that both ousted President Manuel Zelaya and interim acting President Roberto Micheletti could agree on.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/06/2009 - 08:45
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras on Sunday, but coup leaders prevented his plane from landing by blocking an airport runway with military vehicles. The scene at the Honduran airport was chaotic as thousands of Zelaya’s supporters clashed with police and soldiers, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured.
By Christine Estevez | 06/30/2009 - 11:15
Various leaders are calling for the return to power of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was exiled by a military coup last weekend after he expressed interest in changing the constitution to allow him to seek another term in office. The country’s Congress has appointed a new president, Roberto Micheletti, who is insisting that Zelaya was removed legally for violating Honduras's constitution and attempting to extend his own rule.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2009 - 14:00
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was forcibly removed from his political office by a military coup on Sunday. It was the culmination of tension surrounding a referendum vote that had the potential to allow Zelaya to remain in office past the traditional one-term, four-year rule set forth by the current Honduran constitution.