Honduras blocks ousted president’s return

Manuel Zelaya’s plane was unable to land; Honduras suspended from OAS

Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya tried to return to his country Sunday and regain power, but his plane was blocked by trucks and security forces on the runway. Protesters on the ground clashed with the military and at least one demonstrator was killed and others recieved gunshot wounds. Meanwhile, Zelaya’s plane landed in Nicaragua and he is expected to return to the U.S. if he cannot make it back into Honduras. Following the coup that unseated Zelaya on June 28, the Organization of American States suspended the country’s membership.


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