Brazil condemns Honduras coup
The Brazilian government vehemently condemned Sunday's coup in Honduras that removed the president Jose Manuel Zelaya of the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa and drove him out of the country, Xinhua reported.
"Military actions of this type constitute an attack on democracy and do not match the political development in the region. Any question of constitutional order must be settled peacefully through dialogue and within the framework of democratic institutions," said Brazilian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
The Brazilian government affirms its solidarity with the Honduran people and asks that President Zelaya be immediately and unconditionally reinstalled in his functions, according to the statement.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is following the situation through contacts with other heads of state and through information passed by Minister Celso Amorim, said the statement.