Hondurans bear brunt of aid cuts in wake of coup - 20 Oct 09

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Talks to try to resolve the political crisis in Honduras have once again hit an impasse. Ousted President Manuel Zelaya's team says it won't return to negotiations until the interim government offers a better proposal for a solution.

Tensions remain high as talks stalled again over whether Zelaya can be reinstated ahead of the presidential elections next month.

The United States has refused to freeze the bank accounts of the coup leaders but foreign donors have cut off aid. As a result, some basic public services have been brought to a standstill - including those promised by Zelaya after he took office.

As Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports, it's the country's poorest people who are feeling the consequences of the coup the most.

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