Ousted Honduran Education Minister Marlon Breve Reyes said here Monday that Honduran teachers would keep a partial strike in place until ousted President Manuel Zelaya returned to office.
Breve said Honduran teachers were currently restricting their strike to Thursdays and Fridays to limit the impact on children's education.
Breve made the remarks after attending the inauguration of the Fatherland Week, which celebrates Central America's independence from the Spanish Empire.
Honduras was excluded from the independence celebrations this year in condemnation of the coup against Zelaya, said Nicaraguan Education Minister Miguel de Castilla, who also attended the inauguration ceremony.
"We are not going to include the coup-mongers in the torch race by Central America. Already (ousted) Honduran Education Minister Marlon Breve Reyes is in our country where he will receive the Liberty Torch," De Castilla said.
Nicaragua has agreed with El Salvador to transport, for the first time, the torch by ship, cutting out its route through Honduras.