Zelaya to Leave Brazil Embassy by Jan. 27

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Ousted President Manuel Zelaya says he will leave the Brazillian Embassy in Honduras by Jan. 27, when his presidential term ends, according to an interview broadcast Friday.

Earlier this week, he appeared ready to leave in a deal brokered by Mexico. But he backed out at the last minute when the Honduran government insisted he renounce his claim to office.

Zelaya said that he wants to leave soon, but was uncertain where he will go. He was staying in the embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa for three months under threats of arrest, if he were to set foot outside of the building.

His comments aired a day after Honduras' coup-installed government said he is free to leave the country, but not as president.

Zelaya faces possible charges of treason and abuse of power for ignoring a Supreme Court order while president. His actions triggered the political crisis that has gripped the country since June.

CBN News Latin American Correspondent Stan Jeter appeared on Friday's CBN News Morning program to discuss the on-going drama in Honduras. Click play to watch the interview.

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