Honduras' ousted president leaves Brazilian embassy

10:06, January 28, 2010      

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Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya left on Wednesday the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, where he had taken refuge since Sept. 21, 2009.

Zelaya left the embassy accompanied by Honduran new President Porfirio Lobo and some 20 vehicles, for the airport, where he will travel to Dominican Republic to stay as a "special guest."

Recently, Lobo and Dominican President Leonel Fernandez signed an agreement to give Zelaya a safeguard to guarantee him leaving the Brazilian embassy.

Meanwhile, hundreds of followers of Zelaya gathered on Wednesday morning near the Toncontin airport of Tegucigalpa to say good-bye before his departure for the Dominican Republic.

Zelaya is traveling to Dominica accompanied by his family and close collaborators.

Zelaya was ousted on June 28, 2009, and taken by force to Costa Rica, and since then he attempted several times to return to Honduras, till he finally achieve it on Sept. 21. He had been staying at the Brazilian embassy ever since.

Source: Xinhua
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