Responses to the Coup d'etat in Honduras on Sunday June 28, with special emphasis on producing English-language versions of commentaries by Honduran scholars and editorial writers and addressing the confusion encouraged by lack of basic knowledge about Honduras.

Monday, September 21, 2009

State Department confirms Zelaya in Honduras; Brazil confirms he is in their embassay

CNN reports, citing Ian Kelley (in the State Department Daily Briefing, transcript now online), who was quoted by BBC as follows:

The US state department confirmed that Mr Zelaya was back in Honduras.

"Where exactly he is, I don't know, and we're just trying to find out more details," said spokesman Ian Kelly.

Meanwhile, Freddy Cuevas for AP says a UN spokeswoman in Tegucigalpa denies he is at their offices.

Who's right?


Tiempo reports that a different spokeswoman for the UN says Zelaya is in Tegucigalpa, but not at the UN offices. They also quote Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, speaking to the crowd in front of the UN building in Tegucigalpa, as saying he is in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. Brazil has confirmed this as of 11:57 PDT.

Enrique Flores Lanza, last reported in Nicaragua, is cited in another story in Tiempo as calling Cholusat Sur to say that Zelaya will be meeting with his cabinet in Tegucigalpa.

Tiempo coverage says the journey took two days, and he was accompanied by four others. These reports specifically say that the move was supported by "the international community", without further details on who that is.

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