Honduras’ Zelaya Rethinks Exile
Posted on Dec 10, 2009
It may not be the end just yet for Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a coup in June. Despite international support for his return to office, Zelaya was slated to leave his country for exile in Mexico. But those negotiations have now been postponed.
The pro-Zelaya camp has not been able to beat back either the illegitimate interim government or the country’s recent elections that gave conservative Pepe Lobo the presidency. —JCL
Plans for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to leave for exile in Mexico are on hold, the interim government of Honduras has said.
Mr Zelaya was removed from power in June and forced into exile but later returned and took refuge in the Brazilian embassy in the capital.
Officials said Mr Zelaya had to apply for political asylum before leaving.
Mr Zelaya, who insists he is still the president, said would not leave the country as a political refugee.
AP / Kent Gilbert
Zelaya, shown here in Costa Rica after his ouster, has been holed up in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa for months.