I keep repeating that the Honduran military's position is critical to any resolution to the current crisis. It seemed quite clear that they had shifted to support the Arias Accord. Head of the joint chiefs Romeo Vásquez now says there were never any negotiations with the United States (which had been reported). He says the statement released by the military should be viewed only as support for Micheletti, and that the institution has no opinion about what decisions that government makes.
When asked about human rights violations, he responds that the military follows orders. Apparently doing so means they are not responsible for anything.
Ustedes han sido acusados de violar los derechos humanos, ¿cómo responde usted a esas acusaciones?
Lo que hicimos fue cumplir las órdenes de un poder del Estado. Nosotros no hemos violado los derechos humanos, hemos dado cumplimiento a las leyes del país.
Quick translation: You've been accused of violating human rights, how do you respond to these accusations?
What we did was carry out orders from a State power. We have not violated human rights, we have carried out the laws of the country.