Honduras’ leftist president, Manuel Zelaya, speaks from Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport after being kidnapped and deported by his country’s military.
A day after he was forcibly removed from office, Manuel Zelaya said he will return to Honduras on Thursday to reclaim his presidency. Zelaya enjoys the support of many of his fellow Latin American leaders as well as the president of the United States. However, he still has to deal with his military and political rivals.
Speaking on Monday in the capital of Nicaragua, Managua, Mr Zelaya said he would return to Honduras on Thursday, after addressing the UN in New York on Tuesday.
President Obama said he would work with the OAS to restore Mr Zelaya to office.
Mr Obama said a “terrible precedent” would be set if the coup was not reversed.