July 11, 2009 in Nation/World

Sides take break in Honduras talks

From Wire Reports

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The delegations representing ousted Honduran President Miguel Zelaya and acting President Roberto Micheletti on Friday suspended talks for the weekend, after two days of lengthy discussions in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The two camps, made up of each leader’s four closest allies, met behind closed doors for six hours Friday in the house of Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who is serving as chief mediator.

Both sides remain steadfast in their position. Micheletti has said restoring Zelaya to power is not negotiable, while Zelaya has maintained that Micheletti is a “criminal” who should have been arrested upon arriving in Costa Rica.

Running of bulls claims Spaniard

PAMPLONA, Spain – A charging bull gored a young Spanish man to death Friday at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, the first such fatality in nearly 15 years. Nine others were injured in a particularly dangerous and chaotic chapter of the running of the bulls.

Pamplona officials identified the man as Daniel Jimeno Romero, 27, from Alcala de Henares, outside Madrid.

The San Fermin festival Web site said Jimeno Romero was gored in the neck and lung during a run in which a rogue bull named Capuchino separated from the pack.

The festival ends Tuesday. There was no indication that remaining bull runs would be canceled.

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