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Honduras Confronts Political Crisis

Soldiers stormed the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa at dawn on June 28 and ousted the president, Manuel Zelaya. The coup was mostly peaceful, though tanks and soldiers occupied streets in the Honduran capital.

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