In Mexico, Ousted Honduran Leader Boosts Bid to go Home

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Photo by Flickr user chadewardxxx
New America Media, 8/4/2009

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya began another wave of travel this week to shore up support for his return to Honduras, meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderón at the presidential palace in Mexico City today.

And the Organization of American States (OAS) this week is planning a diplomatic mission aimed at persuading the Honduran interim government, which took over after Mr. Zelaya was arrested June 28, to accept a mediated solution to Central America’s worst political crisis in decades.

But more than a month after Zelaya was deposed by the Honduran military – with international condemnation and millions withheld in aid failing to budge the interim government – hopes are not high that this new diplomatic front will change the political narrative.

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