Venezuela has sent an aircraft to Costa Rica to pick up Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted earlier on Sunday from Honduras' presidency, Costa Rican Vice Security Minister Jose Torres told media on Sunday, according to Xinhua reported.
"The Venezuelan government has sent an aircraft to Costa Rica to take President Zelaya to an extraordinary meeting of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) in Managua," Torres told local newspaper La Nacion.
Zelaya, who arrived in Costa Rica early on Sunday, had already been due to go to Nicaragua's capital, Managua, which on Monday will host the summit of the Central American Integration System ( SICA).
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Zelaya was seized by soldiers in his home and put on a plane to Costa Rica against his will. He described the act as "kidnapping."
Zelaya is currently staying in a hotel close to Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rican capital San Jose.
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