Honduras' leaders push back after Brazilian Embassy snub - CNN.com Brazil on Sunday rejected an ultimatum from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in Honduras since last week. In turn, the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti refused to acknowledge the embassy as Brazilian soil, deeming it a "private office." "It was Brazil who broke relations with the current government, when they refused to recognize it," said interim government Foreign Minister Carlos Lopez. "So we are just doing the same with them." This little military coup might provide Brazil some room to flex its international muscles in plkace of American intervention in the Honduran affair. It would be interesting, and a relief, IMO, if the US had some help from a heavy hitter like Brazil in resolving the clashes between tinpot jag-offs. We've got a full plate already without playing referee to these little squabbles and Brazil seems like it would be more than willing to step up. Brazil has the 8th most powerful military in the world. World Military Strength Ranking What do you think about sharing the police work of the Western Hemisphere with someone like Brazil? Do they have the clout to at least take these small issues off our hands and are we willing to let them assert themselves?