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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Border Game: Zelaya Pitches his Tent

Exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya sought to increase pressure on his country's interim government, promising to camp out across the border in Nicaragua with his supporters and urging Washington to slap tough sanctions on coup leaders.

Hundreds of Hondurans trickled across the border on foot through the mountains to avoid roadblocks and patrols that have paralyzed frontier crossings with Nicaragua. They awoke Sunday on makeshift mattresses of foam and cardboard at shelters in the nearby town of Ocotal.

"Here in Nicaragua we feel free. In Honduras we feel repressed" by the interim government, said Jose Bernabe, a 56-year-old coffee farmer from Villa Santa who said he hiked across the border with four brothers to join Zelaya's followers.

link: Ousted Honduran Leader Vows To Camp On Border


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