Ousted Honduras President Could Return, Protests May End


The New York Times is reporting that quiet negotiations got under way in Honduras on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for a possible return of the nation's ousted president, Manuel Zelaya. And this may end of the series of protests that have taken part there all week.

According to the report, after a marathon session that stretched close to dawn, the Organization of American States "vehemently" condemned the removal of Zelaya over the weekend and issued an ultimatum to Honduras's new government: Unless Zelaya is returned to power within 72 hours, the nation will be suspended from the group.

A source from MC Tours in Honduras, who has been feeding Travel Agent and other trade publications updates throughout the week, says the Guatemala border of El Florido is open for tourism. Although the Guatemalan government has issued a blocking for commercial vehicles, tourists and tourism vehicles are clear to pass. The source also says the El Amatillo border crossing between El Salvador and Honduras is open and there are no problems at all.

On Tuesday, The Department of State issued a travel alert to Honduras .According to the site, “The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the current unstable political and security situation in Honduras, and recommends that American citizens defer all non-essential travel to Honduras until further notice.”

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