Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Failure and A Public Proposal
The talks broke down today without a resolution. El Tiempo reports that both negotiating teams left the hotel shortly after 4 pm Tegucigalpa time without talking to the gathered reporters, for consultations with Zelaya and Micheletti. There is no indication when, or if, talks will resume at this time, although both sides in their last public comments, indicated that talks would continue.
At about 5:30 pm, Victor Meza, on Radio Globo, called the proposal of Micheletti "absurd".Micheletti has proposed that the Supreme Court decide the issue of resititution. Zelaya decided to go public with his own suggested solution so that there is no confusion. He has suggested that Congress, not the Supreme Court, validate the agreement, including Zelaya's restitution. Everything should go back to the way it was before June 28. "Congress in the place to resolve political issues, not the courts," said Meza. "Once signed, the San Jose accord enters into effect immediately," Meza continued. Meza added that they expected the Micheletti delegation to reply today.
At 6 pm. Rafael Pineda Ponce, with Myrna Castro replied for the Micheletti delegation that the Executive could not reply for the Legal, and called for more dialogue. He maintained that the Supreme Court had jusidiction of this issue (restitution). The Supreme Court might pardon Zelaya, it might condem him. Pineda Ponce argued that the Supreme Court needed to complete the process it started hearing the case against Zelaya, and rule. Pineda Ponce refused to answer the question as to why Zelaya was exiled on June 28 if they wanted him to be tried.
6:42 pm: Vilma Morales: "more talk, not deadlines." Corales: "We need to talk into the weekend." Oh, and the Zelaya commission has until Monday to accept the Micheletti proposal because the Micheletti commission is going home for the weekend.