[Guest post by DRJ]
Former President Manuel Zelaya returned again today to the Honduran border, this time vowing to camp at the rural frontier crossing for the next two days.
Hillary Clinton had previously called Zelaya’s efforts “reckless” but the U.S. State Department confirmed it has scheduled further discussions with Zelaya on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., and that some aid to Honduras has been suspended:
“Washington has already suspended more than $18 million in military and development assistance. The European Union has frozen $92 million in development aid.”
I had hoped the Obama Administration would decide to let this issue drop but, instead, it’s apparently decided to use long-term financial pressure to squeeze the Honduran government. I guess Zelaya is just too impatient to wait for it to work.