US Weighs Resuming Honduras Aid

    The U.S. welcomed the latest political development in Honduras, saying the country is “in the right direction” with the recent inauguration of President Porfirio Lobo.

    No decision, however, has been made to restore U.S. aid to the Central American nation. International donors stopped assistance to Honduras following the June 28 ouster of its former leader, Manuel Zelaya.

    “We haven’t made any determinations yet,” Arturo Valenzuela, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, told Agence France-Presse.

    But the U.S., Valenzuela disclosed, was “evaluating” the matter. He also noted “a lot of enthusiasm” in Tegucigalpa when Lobo was inaugurated.

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