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Honduras constitutional crisis

Posted on: October 7, 2009

The Honduras constitutional crisis centers around the 28 June 2009 removal from office and exile of President Manuel Zelaya by the Honduras military following the issuing of a detention order by the Honduran Supreme Court.  The President of Honduras was arrested because he wanted to change the Constitution of Honduras. The Supreme Court stated Zelaya also faces 18 criminal charges, which carry sentences of twenty years in prison, including treason and failure to implement more than eighty laws approved by Congress since he took office in 2006.

Zelaya was expelled from Honduras and the United Nation recognized Micheletti as President. On 21 September 2009, Zelaya and his wife arrived at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa. He returned to Honduras by taking back roads to avoid checkpoints.Zelaya refused to state from which country he entered Honduras.

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