Ousted President Manuel Zelaya Slips Back into Honduras

September 22, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Deposed and perhaps delusional Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has returned to his country’s capital, Tegucigalpa, and taken refuge in the Brazilian embassy to avoid arrest, after he slipped across the border and back into his home country. In a television interview Monday, Zelaya said he had returned to Honduras to reclaim his presidency in accordance with the will of the people. He called for for a national dialogue.  “[We traveled] for more than 15 hours… through rivers and mountains until we reached the capital of Honduras,” Zelaya said of his surprise return. Brazil’s foreign minister said his country had no part in the leader’s return.

Hundreds of supporters waited outside the embassy, and authorities have imposed a 15-hour curfew to prevent violence from breaking out. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Zelaya and the de facto government to “dialogue.”  The U.S. still considers Zeyala the  democratically elected and constitutional leader of Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere and a staunch U.S. ally during Cold War conflicts in Central America.  Zelaya was forced out of the country at gunpoint on June 28, following disagreements with members of the country’s national assembly and judicial branch over his government’s plans for a referendum on eliminating presidential term limits. Leaders of the interim government that ousted him in the military coup have said he would be arrested if he returns.


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3 Responses to “Ousted President Manuel Zelaya Slips Back into Honduras”

  1. honduras news | Fooner on September 22nd, 2009 3:12 pm

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  2. Limo on September 23rd, 2009 12:56 am

    Zelaya’s come back just for a national dialogue, The situation is really going very confused at one side Zelaya and another side hundreds of supporters.

  3. lucie lanes on September 23rd, 2009 6:39 pm

    just let’s work towards freedom in this county so that their people can stay there or go back to their homeland…this would make them happy.

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