A senior U.S. diplomat is in Honduras trying to revive a U.S.-brokered pact between the country's de-facto government and deposed leader ahead of elections this month.
U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says that Deputy Assistant Secretary Craig Kelly is expected to stay through Wednesday.
Washington and the rest of the international community — which cut off most foreign aid and diplomatic ties to Honduras after the June 28 coup — are pushing for the reinstatement of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
The United States would be in a difficult position if the Nov. 29 election takes place without Zelaya in power. Washington initially joined other Western Hemisphere countries in warning that they would not recognize elections if Zelaya is not restored beforehand.