Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mag 5.0 Quake, Honduras, 10:22 AM Today

Mag: 5.0
Time: 30 Jun 2009 16:22:33 UTC
Location: 15.488N 86.442W
Depth: 25 km

15 km (9 miles) E (87 degrees) of Olanchito, Atlántida, Honduras
49 km (31 miles) SE (131 degrees) of La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras
50 km (31 miles) WSW (249 degrees) of Tocoa, Colón, Honduras
178 km (110 miles) NNE (28 degrees) of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras

Zelaya Vows to Return to Honduras, Continue Presidency

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras' ousted president, bolstered by international support, said he will return home this week to regain control. The man who replaced him said Tuesday that Manuel Zelaya could be met with an arrest warrant.

The military coup on Sunday provoked nearly universal condemnation from governments of the Western Hemisphere, from President Barack Obama to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and it sparked clashes in the Honduran capital that have left dozens of people injured.

Flanked by Latin American leaders who have vowed to help him regain power, Manuel Zelaya said late Monday that Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza had agreed to accompany him back to Honduras.

But the man named by Honduras' Congress as interim president, Roberto Micheletti, indicated Tuesday that Zelaya would risk arrest if he returns because "the courts of my country have issued arrest orders" against him.

Zelaya, a wealthy rancher who has forged close ties with Chavez, said he wanted to return to Tegucigalpa on Thursday after attending a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to seek support from its 192 member nations.

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