The first, Honduras: US-backed mediation legitimizes military coup, by Bill Van Auken via World Socialist Web Site:
The talks convened in the Costa Rican capital San José on Thursday with the purported aim of resolving the political crisis unleashed by the June 28 coup in neighboring Honduras, are shaping up as a farce. The apparent object of this fraudulent exercise is to legitimize the military overthrow of the elected president of Honduras and realize the aims of Washington and the predominant sections of the right-wing Honduran oligarchy.
The second, Who is Oscar Arias?, also by Van Auken:
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has been promoted in the US media as the ideal choice for mediating a settlement between the ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the leaders of the military coup that overthrew him.
Both are worth reading. I think the overall thrust of the articles is that the coup was a service to the Empire, and that Arias is a servant of the Empire. Surprise, eh?