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Report From Honduras: Ousted President Manuel Zelaya Returns to Honduras In Defiance of Coup Government
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 :We go live to the Brazilian embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa where Manuel Zelaya has sought refuge. After Zelaya's dramatic return, the coup government ordered a curfew but thousands of Zelaya supporters defied the ban and rallied outside the Brazilian embassy. Earlier this morning police fired tear gas outside the embassy to disburse the crowd. We hear Zelaya speak from inside from the embassy and speak to Andres Conteris and Mark Weisbrot.
Andres Conteris, Program on the Americas director for Nonviolence International. He worked as a human rights advocate in Honduras from 1994 to 1999 and is a co-producer of Hidden in Plain Sight, a documentary film about US policy in Latin America and the School of the Americas. He also works at Democracy Now! en Español.
Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and President of Just Foreign Policy. He has written extensively on the Honduran crisis and is a long-time analyst of Latin American affairs.