President Zelaya in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, (PL) Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is in the  Brazilian embassy in this capital, according to media accounts that  report seeing him greet a large crowd that had gathered there.  

Zelaya also called on the members of his Cabinet to gather in  Honduras for their first meeting and to move forward on a process of  dialogue to restore constitutional order in the country, Gloria  Valladares, his private secretary, told the Globo radio station.  

The radio station’s director confirmed having seen Zelaya on a  Brazilian embassy balcony gesturing to the people as if asking for  calm.  

The president’s official spokesman, Omar Palacios, also told that  source that Zelaya was in Tegucigalpa and that the resistance movement  had set up its ring of defense to protect him.  

According to Palacios, the leadership of the National Front against  the Coup was alerted this morning regarding the president’s plans to  return. It had been stated earlier that Zelaya was in the UN offices  in the capital.  

Radio Globo reported that Zelaya is under the protection of  international agencies, and that at about 14:00 hours local time, the  president will make a public pronouncement and that he has called a  press conference.  

Zelaya’s presence in Honduras was denied at noon by Roberto  Micheletti, president of the de facto government, in a statement to  the press broadcast on the official television station, Channel 8.  

USA confirms Zelaya’s return to Honduras  

Washington, Sept. 21 (PL) The United States today confirmed the  return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras to assume his post after  the military coup that ousted him in June.  

“We know that Zelaya is in his country, where exactly we do not know.  We are trying to obtain more details,” State Department spokesman Ian  Kelly said. He added that that the U.S. embassy is “verifying reports”  on the situation.  

Zelaya said today, Monday, that in the next few hours, he is to begin  a dialogue process in Tegucigalpa to restore the constitutional order  disrupted by the coup d’état.  

In a telephone statement to the Telesur broadcasting network, the  president confirmed that he is in the Honduran capital to fulfill the  wishes of the people.

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