Zelaya Heads Back to Honduras
Posted on Jul 5, 2009
Manuel Zelaya is on a flight home to Honduras to reclaim his presidency. However, the post-coup government says it will not allow his plane to land and the military has fired tear gas at thousands of Zelaya supporters waiting at the airport. Zelaya is traveling with an entourage of journalists and a prominent U.N. official.
If his plane is diverted to neighboring El Salvador, he will join several other heads of state who have been following his ordeal.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya has left the US on a flight bound for Honduras, in a bid to reclaim his post.
Mr Zelaya, who was removed from office by troops a week ago, says he is determined to return to his country.
But the interim government says it will not allow Mr Zelaya’s plane to land. There are growing fears of violence in the Central American nation.
ABR / Ricardo Stuckert