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Honduran crisis 'threatens democracy'

Latin America faces wave of coups if world fails to take notice, says adviser

Simon Calder: Want a no-impact break? Holiday at home

South Africa, Lapland, Morocco: three of the destinations featured in today's Independent Traveller, along with plenty of advice about cheap air fares. This newspaper has always had an awkward tension between its environmental credentials and the fact that, every Saturday, it is accompanied by a travel section about inspiring journeys across the world.

Honduran 'unity' cabinet collapses

An agreement to end a four-month political crisis in Honduras collapsed early yesterday after the two rival leaders failed to form a unity cabinet to heal the damage from a coup in June.

Deal clears way for end of Honduran crisis

Four months after the coup that exiled the President, the US brokers an historic accord

Honduran coup leader's nephew killed

The political upheaval in Honduras has taken a bloody turn with news that the nephew of the country's interim president, Roberto Micheletti, was found dead at the weekend in what police are calling an "execution-style" killing.

The rise and rise of Brazil: Faster, stronger, higher

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Interim leader refuses to meet ousted president

Honduras' interim leader said he won't meet face-to-face with ousted President Manuel Zelaya, but said Mr Zelaya could leave the foreign embassy where he is holed up if a country grants him political asylum.

Simon Calder: Coping with our comedy currency

Italian banks, I learnt from a recent report on Radio 4's Today programme, are lending money secured against Parmesan cheeses. The BBC's man in Rome, Duncan Kennedy, explained how putting hard cheese in hock could soften cash-flow crises for cheesemakers. In the event of the dairy defaulting, the banks sell the cheese "to recuperate their losses".

Protester shot dead in Honduras clashes

A man was shot dead in a clash between police and supporters of the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, as international pressure mounted on the de facto government to allow the leftist back in power.

Heather Berkman: Battle for power only masks problems that need fighting

Nearly three months after he was forcibly removed from office, the Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has reinvigorated his quest to return to the presidency by secretly returning to Honduras. His return has reignited tensions and set the stage for mass demonstrations, curfews, and even violence. The final showdown has begun.

Honduras in lockdown after ousted President's return

Zelaya and supporters under siege in Brazilian embassy after being smuggled in to capital in boot of car

Ousted president back in Honduras

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya sneaked back into Honduras yesterday almost three months after he was toppled in a coup, and took refuge in the Brazilian embassy to avoid arrest by the de facto government.

Redknapp: Palacios 'vital for Spurs'

Harry Redknapp believes Wilson Palacios has developed into a "vital player" for Tottenham.

Mystery surrounds missing moon rocks

Attention, countries of the world: Do you know where your moon rocks are?

The discovery of a fake moon rock in the Netherlands' national museum should be a wake-up call for more than 130 countries that received gifts of lunar rubble from both the Apollo 11 flight in 1969 and Apollo 17 three years later.

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