Holy Crapola! Zelaya has returned to Tegucigalpa.
Update 1: Telesur's got streaming video coverage if you habla the espanish.
Update 2: The defacto coup junta ex-"government" thing has been denying the return, but the U.S. has just confirmed the news, so they can suck it.
Update 3: Al Giordano is liveblogging, which is probably 20 times better than me doing it.
Update 4: The coup government still seems to be denying big Mel's big comeback.
Update 5: In case you were wondering what the crazies were thinking about all this: here (sample: "If Barry coordinated the transport of a criminal into Honduras, and is trying to overthrow a legitimate government, that would be grounds for impeachment").
Update 6: The OAS has had to release a statement basically telling the coup government not to kill the president.
Update 7: Haha Connie Mack's spray-tanned head just exploded.
Update 8: Hmm the coup government has officially stopped denying that Zelaya is in-country and instead has locked Honduras down in some nutty military curfew to "conserve calm." It's all very Baghdad '03.
Update 9: The State Department thinks Mel Zelaya's return will be a good time for "dialogue," because sure, whatever. THE PRESIDENT IS BACK.
Update 10: The NYT: "His return appeared to have caught the de facto government by surprise. Roberto Micheletti, who was appointed president by Congress, initially denied that Mr. Zelaya had returned, calling the reports 'media terrorism.'"
Update 11: The McClatchy take: blah blah "It's like some movie," "Chavez top ally," "chill b/c the junta won't hurt him," "Zelaya wants violence" drama drama CHAVEZ "this will disrupt elections" etc. Tyler Bridges = Connie Mack minus spellcheck.
Update 12: Oh look here's what some creepy American Investor, "Mitch" thinks about the Honduran sitch, courtesy of Fox News.
Update 13: The curfew has been extended another twenty-six hours. Mitch must have a COLOSSAL BONER right now.
Update 14: Naturally, Tuesday morning's Washington Post makes no mention of Zelaya's return, except in this Op-Ed by
Lanny Davis "Roberto Micheletti" explaining that "the people of Honduras have moved on since the events of that day..." Haha he's so going to jail.