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Ex-leader Zelaya returns to Honduras

05-29-2011 09:43 BJT

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Ousted former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has returned from exile, ending a two-year political crisis that started when the country's military deposed him in an internationally condemned coup.

The former president took off from neighboring Nicaragua and landed Saturday afternoon at Tegucigalpa international airport, where thousands of supporters celebrated his arrival.

After the afternoon rally, Zelaya met current Honduran President, Porfirio Lobo, Organization of American States chief, Jose Miguel Insulza, and the foreign ministers of Venezuela, Bolivia and Colombia.

Zelaya's comeback in an internationally brokered agreement paves the way for Honduras to re-enter the world community, which near-unanimously rejected the June 2009 coup that saw him whisked out of the country at gunpoint in his pyjamas.

Zelaya called for an end to coups in the country and urged his supporters to carry out only "peaceful resistance." The OAS is expected to discuss Honduras at the organization's general assembly in El Salvador on June 5th to the 7th.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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