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The U.S. Embassy in Honduras unequivocally found that the forced removal of that nation's president last year was a coup that ushered in an illegitimate government, despite the administration's more measured tone in public, a State Department cable, made public by WikiLeaks, shows.

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Is Israel isolating itself?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 15:23:00

There is good reason to hope that Israel has been paying attention to Central America in the past year. In the event that it has not, it might fall on the U.S. to give Israel a crash course.

Report condemns Honduras violenceupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 20:20:00

An Organization of American States commission condemned Monday the slayings last month of three Honduran political activists opposed to a military-led coup that removed the elected president in June.

New Honduran president takes officeupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 14:19:00

Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo Sosa was sworn in Wednesday as president of Honduras, bringing an end to the de facto government that ruled the country following a June coup.

Honduran military leaders face arrestsupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 09:46:00

Honduran prosecutors issued arrest warrants for the country's six top military commanders for abuse of power in connection with the coup that ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya last year.

Survey: Negative views in Honduras of leadersupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 00:47:00

Hondurans divided over an ongoing political crisis agree on one thing -- they don't think very highly of their leaders, according to a new survey.

Honduran congress votes against ousted presidentupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 17:32:00

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya will not be reinstated as head of state, an overwhelming majority of the Honduran congress voted Wednesday.

SI.com: World Soccer: Honduras' World Cup berth a boon for nation's leadersupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 14:37:00

Bliss, pure bliss. October 14, 2009, will be remembered for the people of Honduras taking to the streets to celebrate the national team's miraculous qualification for the World Cup in South Africa.

Nations divided on recognizing Honduran president-electupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 14:12:00

Voters in Honduras have elected a new president, but it remained in question Monday whether the international community would recognize conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo Sosa.

Hondurans cast their votesupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 14:12:00

CNN's Patricia Janiot reports on high voter turnout in Honduras, despite a call for a boycott by the deposed president.

Lobo ahead in Honduran election, early results showupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 02:45:00

Conservative candidate Porfirio Lobo gave a jubilant speech of appreciation to supporters early Monday, as preliminary results showed him leading in the Honduran presidential election.

Honduran vote to face legitimacy testupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 18:36:00

Hondurans will answer two questions Sunday when the troubled Central American nation holds elections: Who will win the presidency, and will voters heed calls for a boycott?

Honduras crisis hurts health careupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 18:36:00

UNICEF reports an increase in deaths in the last four months. As CNN's Rafael Romo reports, some blame the political crisis.

Is Honduras deal a breakthrough?updated: Thu Nov 19 2009 23:26:00

CNN's Rafael Romo discusses the significance of the reconciliation deal reached between Honduras' rival leaders.

Honduran de facto president to step down temporarilyupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 23:26:00

De facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti will temporarily step down from power in the days surrounding the scheduled November 29 presidential election, Micheletti said in a speech Thursday.

Ousted Honduran president rejects upcoming electionupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 20:01:00

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya won't support the upcoming presidential election and will ask his supporters to do the same, Zelaya said in a letter to President Obama dated Saturday.

Interim leader announces unity government for Hondurasupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 11:10:00

Interim Honduran President Roberto Micheletti installed himself as leader of a new unity government late Thursday, a move that drew condemnation from ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Deal could return Zelaya to Honduran presidency, analysts sayupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 19:33:00

Four months after he was escorted in his pajamas onto a military plane and flown out of the country, ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya could return to power within days, analysts said Friday.

Deal struck to end Honduran leadership standoffupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 06:07:00

Negotiators for deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and de facto President Roberto Micheletti have reached an agreement to form a government of national reconciliation that could reinstate Zelaya.

Ousted Honduran leader sets Monday deadline on counterofferupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 22:44:00

Representatives of deposed President Manuel Zelaya said Friday that the interim government of coup leader Roberto Micheletti has the weekend to decide whether to accept their proposal to resolve the leadership crisis.

End to Honduras crisis? Not so fast, negotiator saysupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 20:56:00

A negotiator for de facto Honduran President Roberto Micheletti said that no deal was reached between the two opposed sides Wednesday, as other government officials had reported.

Use of mercenaries in Honduras on the rise, U.N. panel saysupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 09:08:00

A group of independent U.N. experts expressed concern Friday over the increased use of mercenaries in Honduras, where a de facto president has been in power since a military-led coup in June.

Honduran crisis, from the topupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 23:39:00

CNN's Rick Sanchez talked to both leaders of Honduras: the ousted president, and the man who assumed power.

Honduras presidential talks make little headwayupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 23:39:00

A delegation from the Organization of American States concluded a trip to Honduras on Thursday with little progress made toward a resolution between the country's de facto government and its ousted president.

Honduras repeals emergency decreeupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 04:10:00

Honduras' de facto President Roberto Micheletti said he has lifted a controversial emergency decree that had limited some civil liberties.

Honduras says OAS delegation can visitupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 03:32:00

A controversial emergency decree limiting some freedoms in Honduras remained in place Tuesday, despite de facto President Roberto Micheletti's stated intention to repeal it.

Honduras revisits emergency decree as frustrations mountupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 03:28:00

Roberto Micheletti, the de facto president of Honduras, announced Monday that he would lift an emergency decree that allows authorities to limit constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and gathering in public. But repeal of the law would not be immediate, pending a legal review, he said.

U.S. to Honduras: End emergency decree nowupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 03:04:00

The U.S. State Department is calling on Honduras' de facto president to immediately rescind an emergency decree that limits constitutional rights such as freedoms of expression, travel and public congregation.

Honduras' leaders push back after Brazilian Embassy snubupdated: Mon Sep 28 2009 10:20:00

Brazil on Sunday rejected an ultimatum from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in Honduras since last week.

Honduras preps for protestsupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 21:06:00

Honduras police are preparing for Jose Manuel Zelaya protesters. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Zelaya says he nixed proposal for new Honduras presidentupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 21:06:00

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said Thursday night he has rejected a proposal by the man who replaced him after a June coup that they both resign and make way for a third person to take over.

Carter urges resolution to Honduran crisisupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 14:38:00

Former President Carter has contacted the de facto president of Honduras to urge a resolution to the crisis in the Central American country.

Micheletti defends response to Zelaya's return to Hondurasupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 22:15:00

The de facto president of Honduras denied Wednesday that his government turned off the power at the embassy where deposed President Jose Manual Zelaya surprisingly reappeared this week, and said that the people inside were free to come and go.

Honduran military uses tear gas on ousted leader's supportersupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 09:33:00

The Honduran government extended a nationwide curfew to 36 hours Tuesday, as the country awaits the consequence of the surprise return of deposed President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Tension grips Honduras with ousted leader's surprise returnupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 01:43:00

The Honduran government extended a nationwide curfew to 36 hours Tuesday, as the country awaits the consequence of the surprise return of deposed President Jose Manuel Zelaya.

Zelaya returns to Hondurasupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 01:06:00

Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned Monday to the capital city of Honduras, where he said he is planning to meet with his critics to arrange for his return to power.

Amnesty deal offered to former Honduras leaderupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 04:14:00

Honduras' de facto president said Thursday that he is willing to resign and let ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya back into the country, as long as Zelaya gives up his quest for leadership.

Honduras government balks at accordupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 22:14:00

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.

OAS team in Honduras to push for ousted leader's returnupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 15:50:00

A delegation of foreign ministers led by the Organization of American States' secretary-general arrived Monday in Honduras in an effort to restore ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya to office.

Police brutality rampant in Honduras, amnesty report saysupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 04:47:00

In the seven weeks since the military-backed bloodless coup in Honduras, several hundred people protesting against the de facto government have been arbitrarily arrested and beaten by government forces, a new Amnesty International report says.

Honduras suspends relations with Argentinaupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 16:56:00

Honduras suspended diplomatic relations with Argentina on Tuesday in retaliation for having its ambassador expelled from Argentina last week.

Honduras to admit diplomatic missionupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 04:58:00

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.

De facto Honduran president changes course, calls for envoyupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 23:06:00

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.

U.S. revokes visas of 4 Honduran diplomatsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 16:51:00

The State Department on Tuesday said it revoked four visas -- and is reviewing all others -- of people serving in the de facto Honduran government that ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya last month.

Honduran Congress considers accordupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 03:07:00

An agreement to end the monthlong political turmoil in Honduras went before Congress, with political amnesty and national elections on the table.

Zelaya running out of optionsupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 03:07:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on the standoff at the Honduran border that's led to hunger, anxiety and frustration.

Ousted Honduran president returns briefly to nation's borderupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:31:00

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.

Ten steps into Hondurasupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:31:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul examines the place where ousted president Jose Manuel Zelaya crossed into Honduras.

Ousted President Zelaya begins caravan back to Hondurasupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:19:00

Behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle, deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya on Thursday started his journey from Managua, Nicaragua, to the country's border with Honduras.

Conditions of Zelaya's return key for weekend talksupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:08:00

A second round of talks between two disputed governments of Honduras is scheduled to take place Saturday in Costa Rica

Ousted Honduran president returns to Nicaraguaupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 16:04:00

Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to Nicaragua late Friday night after briefly entering his home country from which he was removed in a military coup nearly a month ago.

U.S. puts pressure on Hondurasupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 22:59:00

Mediation advances in Honduras crisis as the U.S. pressures the interim government. CNN's Juan Carlos Lopez reports.

New Honduran proposal on tableupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 22:59:00

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.

EU suspends aid budgeted for Hondurasupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 20:23:00

Pressure for a resolution to a political standoff in Honduras has increased after the breakdown of talks between the two sides over the weekend.

Honduras' interim government rejects Zelaya's proposed returnupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 22:13:00

Honduras' interim government on Sunday rejected a proposal to reinstate ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, ending a round of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's political crisis.

Zelaya accepts proposal; opposition not readyupdated: Sun Jul 19 2009 00:48:00

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.

Ousted Honduran president gives ultimatumupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 22:17:00

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.

Mediator: No quick resolution in Honduran crisis talksupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 22:13:00

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.

Hondurans mourn dead protesterupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 02:29:00

Honduran protesters are mourning the death of their comrade in violent clashes with military. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports

Costa Rica to host Honduras talks this weekupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 02:29:00

Mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in Honduras are expected to begin Thursday, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said.

Clinton: U.S. backs mediation efforts in Hondurasupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 16:33:00

The United States will support an international mediation effort to restore democratic order in Honduras, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Despite setback, ousted Honduran president wants to returnupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 02:54:00

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya will once again try to return to his homeland after a series of meetings in Washington this week, he said in an interview with CNN en Español Monday night.

Honduran military prevents ousted leader's landing; clash kills 1updated: Mon Jul 06 2009 00:13:00

Deposed Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya said he was denied permission to land at Tegucigalpa's airport Sunday evening after a deadly clash between Zelaya's supporters and government troops.

Emergency OAS meeting held over Honduran coupupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 20:44:00

Thousands of protesters demanding the return to power of ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya pushed through riot police at Tegucigalpa's airport and surrounded the terminal Saturday, but there were no reports of violence.

Honduras' new leaders reject appeal for Zelaya's returnupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 03:14:00

The head of the Organization of American States said Friday he has found no willingness among leaders of Honduras' interim government to return President Jose Manuel Zelaya to power.

OAS chief to seek resolution in Hondurasupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 18:25:00

The head of the Organization of American States arrived in the capital of Honduras Friday in an attempt to pave the way for a return to power by ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Ousted president vows to return to Hondurasupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 23:14:00

A new standoff was brewing in Honduras as the country's recently deposed president vowed to return, while the new provisional government said it would arrest him if he set foot back in the country.

Honduran Congress names provisional presidentupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 23:00:00

Hours after the sitting president was deposed by a military-led coup, a new president of Honduras was sworn in Sunday.

Ambassador Arria on Zelayaupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 23:00:00

Former Venezuelan Ambassador Diego Arria talks about the military-led coup in Honduras.

Police clash with demonstrators in Honduran capitalupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 22:35:00

Honduran authorities on Monday clashed with supporters of deposed President Jose Manuel Zelaya, but the extent of the unrest appeared limited.

Honduras regional implicationsupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 22:35:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks with former Venezuelan ambassador to the U.N. about the military led coup in Honduras.

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