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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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.
International politics have never been far from the surface of the presidential crisis in Honduras, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner. The military-backed interim government that seized power from ousted President Manuel Zelaya has enlisted the help of Washington elites.
Political upheaval continues in Honduras, after liberal leader Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup in late June. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the coup and how Latin America's media have become a political battleground. Sandra Cuffe, Daniel Duquenal and Silvio Waisbord join the conversation.
Honduran political cartoonist Allan McDonald, who had published several cartoons in support of ousted leader Manuel Zelaya, was arrested and detained by the Honduran armed forces, who destroyed his materials and cartoons. He joined Worldfocus to describe his experience.
On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the deposed president of Honduras and announced that Costa Rica will serve as a mediator in the Honduran political crisis. Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses the political situation in Honduras and the role of the U.S.
On Sunday in Honduras, there was a violent clash at the airport in the capital city of Tegucigalpa when a plane carrying ousted and exiled leader Manuel Zelaya was turned away. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Santa Rosa de Copán describes the tense climate in Honduras.