Brazil not to recognize Honduras' new government
Brazil does not recognize Honduras' new government, which was declared on Sunday after the country's President Manuel Zelaya was deposed by Army forces, Brazil's President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday, Xinhua reported.
"There is no middle ground. We must condemn this coup," Lula said on his weekly radio show "Breakfast with the President."
"We cannot accept or recognize any new government but President Zelaya's, because he was elected by the people following the rules of democracy."
In Latin America, it is not acceptable for anyone to try to solve their problems via coup anymore, Lula said.
Unless Zelaya retakes his position, there can not be relations between Brazil and Honduras, Lula said, adding that if the current Honduran government does not rethink its stance, the country will be isolated in the American continent.
On Sunday, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry vehemently condemned the coup and voiced its support for Zelaya. The ministry asked Zelaya be immediately and unconditionally reinstalled in his functions.