Travel Advisory: Chaos in Honduras

Between a national curfew and low-level skirmishing in the streets, Honduras (and Tegucigalpa in particular) is currently a risky place for travelers. Former President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in June in a questionable constitutional coup, returned recently to the country and has been holed up in the Embassy of Brazil. The government that replaced him has vowed to arrest him and probably will if he can be flushed out of the sanctuary of the embassy. Zelaya’s supporters have held demonstrations in support outside the embassy only to be driven off by police using batons and tear gas. The situation is unlikely to get much worse, but travelers in Honduras are urged to take care in the next few days and avoid the area near the Brazilian Embassy.

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