Oof, another tense, but ultimately peaceful day.
On the schedule for tomorrow:
-The new government is (finally) sending a committee to speak for "the other side" in Washington.
-There has been talk of a protest/march/strike by Zelaya's supporters, but they are just rumors. Won't know how true they are until tomorrow.
-Things will be pretty tense tomorrow, what with Zelaya claiming that he's absolutely going to return to Honduras on Thursday. Now...I don't think it will happen. He hasn't responded yet to the news that arrest warrants have gone up against him. But it IS encouraging that Washington and some other parties seem to be looking for actual dialogue on the matter, striving for a peaceful solution.
-Zelaya's claims could be, as usual, just talk. The hope is that he will see that returning so soon, after one day of talks, is irrational and will not help matters. He HAS to be aware of the sentiments of the Honduran people. As narrow as his views seem to be, he can't be wholly ignorant of the amount of dissent that has gone up against him here. Maybe that will make him pause and think.
That's it for today. I'll just link to yet another great article by the Wall Street Journal:
Ousted Honduran President Wins U.N. Backing--
Thousands of Demonstrators Support Sunday's Coup Against Zelaya, but the Exiled Leader Plans a Showdown in Capital
It's good, thorough and above all, fair. To both sides.