Thursday, May 26, 2011

A settlement in Honduras

Homeward bound

Manuel Zelaya will return to his country, and his country to the world

On May 22nd Mr Zelaya signed a deal with his country’s current president, Porfirio Lobo, who was elected five months after the coup. The agreement, brokered by Colombia and Venezuela, confirms that Mr Zelaya and his former ministers can return home and practise politics without fear of arrest, and that they will be free to pursue a referendum on the constitution provided they go about it in a legal way. Mr Zelaya, who when in office allied with Venezuela’s leftist president, Hugo Chávez, is expected to arrive in Tegucigalpa, the capital, on May 28th, for an initial visit of a few days. It is now “pretty certain” that the OAS will vote Honduras back in, says José Miguel Insulza, its secretary-general—perhaps as soon as this week.

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