Brazilian ambassador not to return to Honduras
The Brazilian ambassador will not return to Honduras unless its ousted president retakes power, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, Xinhua reported.
The ministry said the ambassador, Brian Michael Fraser Neele, who is in vacation, will remain in Brazil to show the Brazilian government's disapproval of the Honduran new government, which was set up on Sunday after President Manuel Zelaya was deposed.
Earlier on Monday, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned the coup, saying his country will not recognize any Honduran government but that led by Zelaya.
In his weekly radio show "Breakfast with the President," Lula said that solving problems via coup is something unacceptable in Latin America.
"We cannot allow a military coup in Latin America in the 21st century," he said. "We must demand the return of the democratically elected government, or this will become a trend again."
Lula said Zelaya must return to his position as he won the elections, otherwise Brazil will not establish any sort of relations with Honduras.
The military coup in Honduras has triggered worldwide condemnation.