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Honduras is accusing Brazil's government of instigating an insurrection within its borders, and gave the Brazilian Embassy 10 days to decide the status of ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has taken refuge there.
On Friday, Zelaya said he and supporters were victims of a "neurotoxic" gas attack that caused many people to have nose bleeds and breathing difficulties
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Silva rejected the ultimatum on Sunday and demanded an apology from Honduras' de facto leader Roberto Micheletti, who issued a harsh statement late on Saturday warning that his government would be forced to take action if Brazil does not define Zelaya's status soon.
Brazil will not comply with an ultimatum from a government of coup mongers," -Silva
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
reply to post by Sundancer
thanks for clearing that up for me. why the international community supports Zelaya then is beyond me..
Originally posted by ROBL240
Got these newsflashes from Twitter BNO the past hour..
Reuters: New decree will allow the Honduran government to suspend any media outlet and ban protests, blaming "disturbances of peace."
JUST IN -- Reuters: De facto Honduran government issues decree allowing it to suspend freedom of speech.
..I doubt the people of Honuras will take it lightly that their president has turned their country into a dictatorship.
Honduras' de facto government threatened on Sunday to close Brazil's embassy for harboring ousted President Manuel Zelaya and moved to suppress dissent, defying international pressure to give up power.
Honduras' coup-installed government silenced two key dissident broadcasters on Monday just hours after it suspended civil liberties to prevent an uprising by backers of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
Supporters of the deposed leftist president vowed to march in the streets Monday in defiance of the emergency order and carry out what Zelaya calls a "final offensive"