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Negotiators in Honduras are to continue
talks Thursday in an effort to resolve the political crisis over the
ouster of President Manuel Zelaya.
was unclear if the rival sides made progress in talks Wednesday on a
deal aimed at ending the nearly four-month-old standoff.
negotiator for Mr. Zelaya said the sides agreed on a
point related to the deposed president's return to power. No details
were released, but hours later negotiators for interim President
Roberto Micheletti denied that a deal had been reached.
Zelaya was ousted in a military-backed coup on June 28 and sent into
exile. Opponents say he was trying to illegally change the constitution
to extend his term in office. He secretly returned to Honduras
September 21 and is holed up at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa.
week, a diplomatic delegation traveled to Honduras, but the group,
sponsored by the Organization of American States, left Honduras without
a resolution. The international community has refused to recognize the
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.