Clinton Affirms Honduras Aid Resumption

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asserted that the U.S. is restoring aid to Honduras and encouraged its neighbors to renew relations with the country, Business Week reports. Clinton, who is on a six-nation tour of Latin America, noted that Honduras deserves recognition and normalization of ties for its efforts to promote democracy, including current President Porfiro Lobo’s initiative to unite the government and create a truth commission to review abuses following the ouster and exile of former President Manuel Zelaya.

    The U.S. suspended some USD30 million worth of military and development aid to Honduras following the ouster of Zelaya. It strongly opposed the coup that led to the ouster but was one of the first to recognize Lobo’s presidency.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.