Friday, July 24, 2009

latest Information from the border

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Zelaya's entrance into Honduran territory "reckless."
  • The Nicaraguan press is reporting that Zelaya has crossed into Honduran territory briefly, but has now returned to the Nicaraguan side.
    [UPDATE: it appears Zelaya never actually entered Honduran proper, just a "neutral" border strip]
  • Zelaya has requested a meeting with the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces "to resolve this."
    [UPDATE: This request was ignored.]
  • President Micheletti has requested that Zelaya "desist from his pretension to provoke violence."
  • Security forces at the border pulled back 25 meters into the Honduran side and allowed Zelaya to enter.
  • An army official has informed extraofficially that he has orders from his superiors to "have a conversation" with the deposed president.
  • Patricia Rodas, the former foreign minister, is accompanying Zelaya. Her laughable statement: "Today we are taking sovereign possession of the country." Crazy wench.
  • Honduras's Security Minister has announced that Zelaya will be arrested at the "opportune moment." He noted that to Hugo Chavez, "Zelaya is worth more dead than alive" to promote his political and military objectives.
  • The deposed president arrived shortly after noon to the sector located between Nicaragua and Honduras, with the supposed intention of entering Honduras.
  • Zelaya is saying that he wants to establish a dialogue with the Honduran armed forces and police.
  • There is a curfew in place at all border provinces from 12 Noon today until 6AM tomorrow.
  • Zelaya is traveling with Nicolas Maduro, the foreign minister of Venezuela. [As always, the hand of Chavez is present.]

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