More than 30 heads of state met this week for a summit designed to create an alternative to the Organization of American States. The conference, however, has been overshadowed by a spat between Colombia's Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez. Worldfocus looks at reactions from U.S. and Latin American writers.
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Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the recent election of a conservative as president of Honduras. Eisner argues that low turnout is not as much of an issue as the election's legitimacy -- and whether or not it will be recognized by the international community.
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Peter Eisner blogs about why Honduras needs financial support, economic relief and social help. He contends that the U.S. and other nations should increase their foreign aid, since 50 percent of Honduras' 7.7 million people live below the poverty line -- and almost 40 percent are children.
Christopher Sabatini, the senior director of policy for the Council of the Americas and an expert on Latin American affairs discusses the resolution of the political crisis in Honduras with David Brancaccio. He analyzes the factors that led to the breakthrough agreement between the deposed president and the de facto government -- and the likelihood it will succeed.
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Since Zelaya's ouster in a coup late June, most foreign donors have cut off aid to Honduras' de facto government. The cessation of foreign aid could continue, leaving many impoverished communities to fend for themselves. Craig Mauro of Al Jazeera English reports from the village of La Ceibita.
There is no sign of a quick resolution in the standoff between the de facto Honduran government and the deposed Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya. Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner and a contributor in Honduras describe the political climate in the country.
In Honduras, supporters of deposed President Manuel Zelaya again took to the streets on Tuesday night in defiance of a government curfew. Zelaya has been holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras after sneaking back into the country Monday.