Ousted Honduran president steps into homeland

July 24, 2009 2:12:36 PM PDT
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya has stepped across the border into his homeland and says he will reclaim his post a month after soldiers flew him into exile. Zelaya says he was forced to act on his own after U.S.-backed talks failed to reach a negotiated settlement with the coup-installed government to reinstate him.

That government has vowed to arrest him if he tries to return.

Zelaya crossed the border on Friday from Nicaragua, but went only a few steps as he waited for military officials to contact him.

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