Honduras in turmoil as Zelaya returns

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras overland from Guatemala, and immediately took refuge in the Brazilian embassy in the capital, Tegucigalpa. Zelaya called on his supporters from a balcony at the Brazilian embassy to converge on the capital to reverse the coup. The interim government of Roberto Micheletti said Brazil would have to accept responsibility for any violence, and imposed a 24-hour curfew, which provoked chaos in the streets as tens of thousands of people tried to get home in time before the curfew took effect. The airports were closed.

Interim President Roberto Micheletti called on Brazil to give Zelaya up to face charges. “I insist that the courts are waiting so he can present himself there and pay for the crimes he committed.” he said. Organization of American States President Miguel Insulzo said he was ready to travel to Tegucigalpa to work out a solution to the crisis. BBC, CNN, El Heraldo, La Prensa, Reuters