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Honduras extends curfew along borders
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The Honduran interim government on Sunday announced the extension of the curfew at the bordering areas with Nicaragua.

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya speaks to his supporters in the border town of Las Manos, between Nicaragua and Honduras, July 26, 2009. Zelaya asked his supporters to "stand firm" as they set camps on the frontier, hoping for more followers to join. [Oscar Navarrete/Xinhua] 

The besiege set since Friday midday will be extended 12 hours more on Sunday, to be valid from 6:00 am. to 6:00 p.m. local time (1200 to 0000 GMT).

This measure will be also valid for the municipalities of San Marcos de Colon, Duyure and Concepcion de Maria from Choluteca department in the south of the country.

Thousands of supporters from ousted President Manuel Zelaya were in El Paraiso, 12km to Las Manos town, waiting for the curfew to finish so they can continue their way to meet him in the Nicaraguan border.

Zelaya's family is among that group of people waiting for the curfew to finish and continue their way. Zelaya's family rejected on Saturday the offer from the interim government of giving it a plane to fly to Nicaragua.

Zelaya went to Las Manos on Saturday to set a camp and to wait for the military forces to allow him to retake his charge.

Zelaya said on Sunday that he will give a press conference in Nicaraguan side to announce his future plans to return to his country, from where he was ousted on June 28 and taken to Costa Rica.

(Xinhua News Agency July 27, 2009)

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