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Honduran Crisis Talks End For the Day With No Resolution


Talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in Honduras ended for the day Sunday without reaching a solution.

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says he aims to continue the talks in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose in the coming days. He has proposed a seven-point plan that includes the reinstatement of deposed President Manuel Zelaya. It also calls for new presidential elections in October and a unity government.

Mr. Zelaya has been in exile since he was ousted June 28 by members of the military. He insists he has a right to return to Honduras.

But the interim government of Honduras says his return would be "unacceptable."

Honduran military leaders and Mr. Zelaya's opponents say he was ousted because he was trying to illegally change the constitution to extend his time in office.

The interim government has threatened to arrest Mr. Zelaya if he returns.

Neither Mr. Zelaya nor Mr. Micheletti was present at Saturday's talks.

Earlier this month Mr. Zelaya did attempt to return to Honduras, but his flight was blocked by the military. At least one person died in subsequent clashes.

Mr. Zelaya has told his supporters they have the right to begin an "insurrection" to force the caretaker government to return him to power.


Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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