SAN JOSE, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Honduran Vice President Aristides Mejia on Wednesday attended the 11th Tuxtla Summit from the Dialogue and Agreement Mechanism, seeking support from the presidents of the region.
Mejia arrived on Wednesday in Costa Rica, accompanied by former Honduran Foreign Minister Milton Jimenez. Both traveled to Pinilla Hacienda, 279 km northwest of San Jose, where the summit is being held and the presidents or representatives from Colombia, Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic are attending the meeting.
Mejia thanked member countries of Tuxtla Dialogue for their support to deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, and denounced the abuse of the people by Honduras' post-coup interim government.
"The situation in Honduras ... seems more a dictatorship, they have suppressed all the freedoms, there is curfew, there is no freedom of press and transit, they only allow the media related tothe post-coup government," Mejia said.
"They even block the transmissions, and five people have been killed in circumstances similar to those in the 1980s. The situation is dramatic," Mejia added.
Mejia said that transnational companies began to leave Honduras due to the pushing measures from the international community, while the country's exports are also dropping and a devaluation of the currency is also expected.
"Despite Costa Rica's mediation, which is something we have supported, we want the string friend countries in Latin America, like Mexico, Argentina and Colombia, to double efforts to restitute the Constitutional order in Honduras," Mejia said.