U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the latest developments in Honduras.
Senator Martinez said:
"All parties should refrain from violence or inciting violence. Attention should now focus on forming a government of national unity, moving forward on presidential elections, and developing guarantees for implementation of the elements of a national reconciliation plan. The Arias proposal has many positive elements, and I commend President Arias for his efforts to resolve the current impasse. I also encourage the United States Government to work with other countries to help the Hondurans develop a mechanism that will guarantee the implementation of a reconciliation plan. Finally, the U.S. and international community should continue aid that directly benefits the Honduran people, who are among the region's poorest."