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While most in the United States were recognizing Memorial Day with a three-day weekend, the people of Honduras were engaged in a historic event: the return of President Manuel Zelaya, 23 months after he was forced into exile at gunpoint in the first coup in Central America in a quarter-century.

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This isn't the first visit Manuel Zelaya has made to Honduras since a 2009 coup toppled his presidency and he was exiled, but he may be able to stick around this time. Zelaya cut a deal with the current regime and returned to Tegucigalpa calling for peaceful resistance.

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Andrés Thomas Conteris, reporting from within the besieged embassy where ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has taken shelter, outlines 10 ways the United States has supported the coup and undermined democracy in Honduras.Andrés Thomas Conteris reports from within the besieged embassy where ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has taken shelter.

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Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya (above) shouldn't have returned to his home turf before striking some kind of agreement with the regime that seized power during last summer's coup, according to Lewis Amselem, U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States -- but Amselem also fired off some words of official disapproval about said regime while he was at it.

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As if the Honduran coup leaders couldn't get any more nostalgic for the 1980s, they have closed down two domestic media organizations critical of the interim government, a move that shadows pretty much every Latin American coup in the past half-century.

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With no real strategy or international support, Honduras' takeover government is putting a 10-day deadline on Brazil to decide what to do with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who is shacked up in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa after returning to his country last week.

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Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in his pajamas in a 1980s-style coup, while the CIA has begun recruiting laid-off Wall Street financial analysts to screw up other economies. Check out Jon Stewart's take on things in this clip from Monday night's "Daily Show."

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