As news spread that former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya had snuck back into the country, Honduras appears to be heading rapidly towards a full scale revolution. Zelaya supporters backed by the more democratic nations around Latin America appear ready to protect him, and the American backed Roberto Michelleti appeared headed towards violent conflict.
Protesters outside the Brasilian embassy were gassed over the evening after violating state mandated curfew and staging protests in support of former President Zelaya.
"Brazil's president is calling on deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to make sure a tense situation in the Honduran capital does not escalate.
Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) spoke Tuesday in New York, where he is attending meetings at the United Nations. He said he talked with Mr. Zelaya by phone, telling him not to give the interim government that ousted him any "pretext" to resort to violence.
Mr. da Silva also urged the de facto government to seek a negotiated end to the crisis.
Mr. Zelaya surprised the caretaker government by sneaking into the country and taking refuge at the Brazilian embassy in the capital of Tegucigalpa Monday. "