Honduras’ Micheletti in Costa Rica
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Honduras’ interim president Roberto Micheletti has met privately with Costa Rican president Oscar Arias at Arias’s residence, according to Globovisión. Earlier in the day, Micheletti had refused to leave the airport “unless his personal safety was guaranteed.” Guatemalan government minister Rodrigo Arias, Oscar’s brother, then escorted Micheletti to the meeting.
Here’s video of Globovisión’s TV report, via Noticias 24
I’ll update this post later today.
Here in the USA, (h/t The Other McCain) hearings on Assistant Secretary of State nominee Valenzuela:
Periodista Latino‘s interview of Eneas Biglione of HACER (in Spanish).
Oscar Arias’s op-ed at the WaPo: Fuel for a Coup: The Perils of Latin America’s Oversized Militaries
More articles, 5:30PM
After Honduras coup outburst, Chavez works in wings
While not in the spotlight, Chavez has been busy. His foreign minister and top aides spent most of last week in Central America and he was in regular phone contact with leftist elders Fidel Castro of Cuba and Ortega.
Venezuela cut oil supplies to Honduras and lent a plane and a pilot for Zelaya’s return attempt on Sunday that was aborted when Honduran soldiers blocked the runway in Tegucigalpa. Other countries in the Organization of American States had advised Zelaya not to make the trip.
Chavez cut short his participation in Venezuela’s independence day celebration on Sunday to follow the action.
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western
Hemisphere Affairs Otto Reich is scheduled to testify at tomorrow’s open hearing of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, The Crisis in Honduras. Chavez had blamed the coup on Reich. You can read Reich’s reply here (registration needed).
Commentary at the GOP website: Obama Policy Promotes Marxism In Honduras
In the news,
A small group of Zelaya supporters staged a demonstration in Costa Rica: