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    Getting Serious About Honduras: Is It Too Late?

    The White House and the State Department are finally doing what they should have done long ago: putting a high-level delegation on the ground on Honduras and talking to all parties including the interim government of Roberto Micheletti. The U.S. hopes to end the political crisis that began on June … More

    Isolate and Punish: How Not to End the Honduran Crisis

    The Obama Administration’s policy refuses to recognize the way out of the Honduran crisis. The door is open and a solution beckons: national elections on November 29. Yet, the Administration remains fixated on restoring former president Manuel Zelaya to power. In fine bureaucratic fashion, it has lost sight of the … More

    Latin America’s Gang of Two

    When “good” President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and the “bad” President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez came to New York, both wooed the media. Newsweek declared Lula to be “the most popular politician on earth.” Chavez didn’t call Obama “the devil” and went mano a mano with Larry … More

    Zelaya Rewards U.S. Support with Betrayal

    Earlier this year, there was an unexpected change in government in Honduras. On June 28, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was removed from power with support of Honduras’ Congress and the nation’s courts. In accordance with the Honduran constitution, Zelaya was replaced with Interim President Robert Micheletti. Although some have … More

    Honduras, Zelaya and the Obama Administration: Why Hugo Chavez is Smiling

    When Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez steps off his airplane in Tehran for a weekend chat with Iran’s leaders, he is certain to have a little extra bounce in his step. Having engineered a massive political crisis in Honduras, Chavez can now count on Washington and the Obama Administration to deliver … More

    Don’t Yield to Former President Zelaya’s Call for More U.S. Intervention in Honduras

    In Washington this week, Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president of Honduras, is telling his side of the story of what led to his removal from the presidency on June 28. He blames the oligarchy and their clients for conspiring to topple him. He is pressing hard for more punitive sanctions … More

    Colombia and Honduras: Learning to Play By Chavez Rules

    August 28 is a significant date for the Western Hemisphere. Colombia and Honduras will stand again in the limelight. They are there primarily thanks to Venezuela’s authoritarian-populist Hugo Chavez, a man who increasingly crafts the rules for setting Latin America’s political and security agenda. In Bariloche, Argentina, leaders representing the … More

    Zelaya and Honduras: On the Border of Disorder

    On July 24, like a scofflaw on the run, former president Manuel Zelaya briefly stood on Honduran soil daring the police or army to come arrest him. The government of Roberto Micheletti vows to execute the arrest warrant issued by the Honduran high court before the June 28 ouster of … More

    In the Green Room: Venezuelan Governors

    Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is sitting in a white jeep yards away from the Honduran border, according to the Washington Post just minutes ago. “It was unclear if Zelaya would try to cross into Honduras where the de facto government says it will arrest him,” the Post reports. Heritage’s … More

    Cash and Carry: Honduras’s Former President Zelaya’s Bank Job

    The crisis in Honduras moves into its third week. Talks scheduled today for Costa Rica between the government of Roberto Micheletti and representatives of deposed president Manuel Zelaya appear to have broken down. The sticking point remains the demand for the return of Zelaya to presidential office. While mediating President … More