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Zelaya Headache: Brazil to Lose Its Embassy in Honduras by the End of January

Zelaya Brazil is considering extending political asylum to Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya who remains holed in at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa since last September according to reports in the Brazilian press this Sunday.

Brazil has yet to make an official announcement following the results of the elections held on Sunday November 29th and which have "created a new situation."

Although the Brazilian government has said that Zelaya can stay as long as he wishes in the Brazilian embassy, where he lives with about 15 friends, there isn't much time left. Since Brazil doesn't recognize the Honduras government the building containing the embassy will be closed by January 27.

According to the weekly magazine Isto í‰, one of the options under consideration by the Brazilian government is to extend political asylum to Zelaya thus allowing him to abandon the embassy in Tegucigalpa.

Last week Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim said that since there's no timetable for Zelaya to abandon the embassy, it is possible the ousted president might decide to leave.

Meanwhile Brazilian president Luiz InΓ‘cio Lula da Silva stated last week that Brazil would not recognize the government born out of the November 29th elections – won by conservative Porfirio Lobo – or the current de facto leader Roberto Micheletti.

Nevertheless Brazilian diplomacy has been sending "flexibility" messages regarding the new political scenario.

Cabinet chief Dilma Rousseff stated "it can't be ignored that Honduras suffered a coup but we can't ignore the new scenario and that is that elections were held".

From Washington the Organization of American States Secretary General JosΓ© Miguel Insulza said that "to recognize or not another government as legitimate is prerogative of every sovereign government and each of our member states will freely decide on the matter".

He added that the immediate creation of a national unity government in Honduras will "strongly" help reconciliation and avoid the new elected government from receiving power from a de facto regime.

United States, Colombia, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica have said they recognize the election results while the rest under the leadership of Brazil and Venezuela refuse such a position.

Meanwhile the Federation of Commerce Chambers from the Central American Isthmus, Fecamco, has called on the European Union to recognize the newly elected Honduran government and thus proceed with negotiations for an association agreement between the two regions.

Fecamco director Jorge Daboub said that all Central American Commerce chambers "unanimously support and acknowledge the results of the Honduran election".

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  • Reality Check

    Honduras can always wall in the former Brazilian embassy building and cut off water, electricity and sewer service.

    If the squatters use generators, Honduras can seal the roof as well, as part of their global warming reduction effort.

    Brazil is in favor of stopping global warming, so they must agree with such an action.

    When they run out of oxygen, they will abandon the embassy.

  • dnbaiacu

    Forrest Allen Brown
    Where did you get your education from ?

    From a favela in Rio. Immigrated to America by jumping over the fence and now attacking your own nation because you didn’t have the good education that we americans have.

    You sound like a revolted Brazilian child. We’re sorry you didn’t good opportunities in the favela in Rio.. but You managed to get here in America.. Now rather than trying to write in English, why don’t you actually learn English first ?

  • Nicholas usa_male

    “a new hospital for the insane”

    An institute for foreigners like you for types like a retarded, and who should not represent America , but rather you’re own nation or whatever planet you’re from.. πŸ˜‰

  • Forrest Allen Brown

    to bad for brazil lost that one
    So will Z go to chaves land lula land or neoriga land to live .

    hope the new goverment of hounduras take all his property .

    and turns the brazilian embassy into a new hospital for the insane .

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