Last sunday President Manuel Zelaya (Photo above) was detained and sent to Costa Rica in a dispute over his push to allow a Honduran president to stay in power longer than that country's constitution allows.
It has been common for coup to take place while the president is out of country for official mission or detained in custody if is within the country.
Interestingly, The incumbent president Roberto Micheletti said shortly after he was sworn in as Honduran president that it is God's will for him to lead the country for the next 6 months
It is said that public support for Zelaya dropped as low as 30 percent recently and the interim government has said Zelaya has charges pending against him for violating the constitution, drug trafficking and organized crime. Zelaya has vowed to return to Honduras despite threats to arrest him if he does.