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Martinez Statement On Honduras


Location: Washington, DC

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."

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