Honduras discontent

This item appears on page 18 of the September 2009 issue.

The Department of State recommends deferring nonessential travel to Honduras at this time.

On June 28, the Honduran military ousted President Manuel Zelaya and sent him out of the country. There are military or police checkpoints throughout Tegucigalpa, and demonstrations both against and in favor of the new regime are expected to continue. Demonstrators have blocked roads. (Do not try to pass roadblocks.) Daily curfews with varying hours have been announced.