Honduras Curfew Suspended
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
The de facto government in Honduras lifted a three-day curfew imposed after ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Central American country. As the political drama played out, residents of the capital rushed out to shop for food and supplies.
The interim government of Honduras has lifted the curfew imposed on Monday when ousted President Manuel Zelaya made a dramatic return home.
Streets were busy and airports were reopened after the measures which had kept Hondurans indoors for most of the week ended early morning local time.
But hundreds of police still surround the Brazilian embassy in the capital, where Mr Zelaya has taken refuge.
The interim authorities are refusing to reinstate him despite growing calls.
Mr Zelaya’s dramatic return after three months in exile prompted the interim government, led by Roberto Micheletti, to declare a nationwide curfew amid fears of violence.
Diario El Tiempo
Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, wife Xiomara Castro at his side, makes a call from within the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa, where he has taken refuge.