So here, cited verbatim from today's edition of Costa Rica's La Nacion, is what Rixi Moncada, spokesperson for the Zelaya team actually said, which I saw televised last evening and can testify is not taken out of context:
reiteró su apoyo al plan, igual que la crítica contra la posición de sus adversarios. “El diálogo de San José ha fracasado por la intransigencia del régimen del golpe”, dijo.
What that means in English:
she reiterated support for the plan, as well as the critique against the position of her adversaries. "The dialogue of San Jose has failed because of the intransigence of the coup regime", she said.
On the other hand, the remarks by Micheletti's spokesperson, Mauricio Villeda, is described (not quoted directly as follows:
recalcó la dificultad de aceptar el retorno de Zelaya al poder, pero igual que el fin de semana, prometió que llevarían el plan a consulta de poderes hondureños
In the actual interview, he emphasized that the Micheletti delegation had no authority to make an agreement, and said he would take it back home to Honduras. As the summary above notes, he
stressed the difficulty of accepting the return of Zelaya to power, but as with the weekend, promised to bring the plan to the Honduran [governmental] powers for consultation
So far, so good, as long as we don't recall what happened with the previous plan ("the weekend" above), which is that Micheletti rejected any proposal that acknowledged Zelaya as legitimate president and restored him to office, which is a necessary condition to restore legitimate constitutional succession.
What happened next: from Tegucigalpa, a televised press conference by the Micheletti faction. Honduras Tiempo today cites the statements of Carlos Lopez of the de facto regime as reiterating that while they have yet to formally respond to the Arias' proposal, the return of President Zelaya is "non-negotiable", basing himself in the live interview on the argument that when he "left the country" (e.g. was forcibly expatriated against the Honduran Constitution) President Zelaya was "already a private citizen" (a claim made originally based on a supposed resignation letter, backdated to June 25, denied by President Zelaya; and later bolstered by a supposed Supreme Court order, which Honduran colleagues also believe was created post-facto).
Thus Lopez claims to restore Zelaya would be to allow a foreign force (Arias? the OAS?) to install an illegal government, a perspective encapsulated in the following, otherwise hard to parse quote:
En el otro caso (Zelaya Rosales) lo que tenemos es un gobernante destituido que no tiene poderes ni tiene controles legales dentro del territorio nacionalWhat is not cited in Tiempo is the rest of the "press conference" (propaganda conference would be a better name for it) in Tegucigalpa which I watched live on CNN En Español last evening. During that press conference, members of the de facto regime read point-by-point, if selectively, the latest Arias' proposal, emphasizing the points that accepted their demands, and arguing that Arias' acceptance of the demands meant he agreed with the conclusions behind them.
In the other instance (Zelaya Rosales), what we have is a fired governor that does not have any power nor legal control within the national territory
Thus, for example, the point in the Arias' plan asking President Zelaya to publicly state he would not work for constitutional reform while he was in office was used to argue that this proved Arias agreed that Zelaya should not have been working for such reforms.
The point inserted into the plan calling for the budget recently passed by the de facto regime (which among other things cuts the budgets of all government institutes by 20%; and limits the ability to hire new doctors, nurses, teachers; thus imposing policy limitations on any government restored under the plan) should be maintained, was presented at this "press conference" as an expression of support for the supposed efficiency and effectiveness of the coup regime.
And where the Micheletti regime couldn't spin the latest Arias proposal in its favor, it engaged in deep sarcasm about Arias himself.
Unfortunately, CNN did not post this press conference on its website. While Carlos Lopez was more statesmanlike in his CNN interview, it also definitively shuts the door on any agreement to the Arias plan, arguing that Arias wasn't actually a mediator so much as someone getting some ideas out on the table. The delaying tactic is clear here.