The government of de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti is not ready to sign a proposed agreement to end the country's ongoing political crisis, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno said in Honduras.
Honduras reversed course Monday, saying it will allow a delegation from the Organization of American States to visit the country -- on the condition that the organization's head attends only as an observer.
Honduran interim President Roberto Micheletti's hard-line stance against the return of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya has softened, he said, but the signing of a proposed agreement to end the country's political crisis remained uncertain.
Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to his nation's border briefly Saturday, a day after crossing a few yards into Honduras and then leaving for a nearby Nicaraguan town a few hours later.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias presented an updated proposal to end the Honduran political crisis, but its adoption seemed unlikely, as one side described the talks as "failed" and the other asked for more time.
Delegates for deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya have agreed to a seven-point proposal that would return him to power. But representatives for provisional President Roberto Micheletti said late Saturday they need more time to study the matter.
Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said his followers plan to take action inside the country this weekend, ratcheting up pressure on the provisional government that has ruled for more than two weeks.
Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya on Monday gave the interim government that ousted him an ultimatum: if ongoing negotiations do not restore him to power, he will consider the talks failed and resort to other means.
Talks between two bitterly opposed sides in Honduras' ongoing political crisis were "frank, sincere and very transparent," but a resolution may not come quickly, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said Thursday night.
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