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Calling a Coup a Coup

Tuesday, November 3, 2009  |  Christopher Sabatini  |

"Allowing a government that came to power through unconstitutional means to ride out an interim period to the next election and then transfer power would set a perilous precedent," write AS/COA's Christopher Sabatini and AQ blogger Daniel Altschuler. "The [power sharing] deal struck last week offers a responsible, democratic exit from the four-month political crisis in Honduras." ... Read More

Changing the Hemispheric Conversation

Saturday, October 31, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In the latest issue of Poder, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth reflects on U.S-Latin American relations since the 1989 invasion of Panama. “The United States has the right to expect others to hold up their end of the bargain,” he writes, saying the Obama administration’s move toward a cooperative approach deserves Latin American reciprocity. ... Read More

An End to the Honduran Waiting Game?

Friday, October 30, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

With a U.S. delegation in Tegucigalpa to help resolve Honduras’ ongoing political stalemate, negotiators reached a power-sharing agreement late last week. The deal could resolve the dilemma over deposed leader Manuel Zelaya's reinstatement and pave the way for international recognition in upcoming elections. ... Read More

The Honduran Half Step

Monday, October 19, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Negotiators for deposed Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya and the interim government continue the slow march toward ending the political standoff. The two sides have exchanged proposals to resolve the sticky question of Zelaya's return to power. Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking down to November presidential elections. ... Read More

New ALBA Trading Currency Dawns at Bolivia Summit

Friday, October 16, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

Leaders from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas met October 16 and 17 in Cochabamba, where they charted a course for implementing a virtual currency that could replace the dollar in commercial transactions. ALBA also imposed a blockade on Honduras. ... Read More

Role-Playing in the Honduran Crisis

Friday, September 25, 2009  |  Carin Zissis

The surprise return of deposed leader Manuel Zelaya to Honduras on September 21 sparked a tense—and at times violent—period in the Central American country. With the outcome in doubt inside the country, AS/COA takes a look at the roles of external actors seeking to resolve the crisis. ... Read More