Zelaya announced his return from a forced exile, which began on June 28, in a phone call to Al Jazeera’s English-language network, which has been following developments in Honduras much more closely than the major U.S. news media has.
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At first the coup government of Roberto Micheletti disputed the news of Zelaya’s return but later reversed course, imposed a curfew and demanded that the Brazilians turn Zelaya over to the authorities for prosecution. Zelaya’s Honduran supporters took to the streets demanding that the elected president be reinstated.
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