Ex-leader returns to Honduras 2 years after ouster



TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Former President Manuel Zelaya has arrived in Honduras, ending a long political crisis caused by his ouster in a military-backed coup almost two years ago.

Zelaya’s flight from Nicaragua landed on Saturday at Tegucigalpa’s airport where he was greet by thousands of supporters who had set up a tent camp nearby.

Zelaya’s comeback paves the way for Honduras to re-enter the international community, which rejected the June 2009 coup that forced him from office and out of the country.

Zelaya is scheduled to meet with President Porfirio Lobo and OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza. Zelaya was removed from office for ignoring a Supreme Court order to cancel a referendum asking Hondurans if they favored changing the constitution.