Defiance

Honduras' Ousted Leader Returning

Should he stay or should he go? Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya left the Nicaraguan capital Managua—where he has been staying since his exile on June 28—with a "caravan of supporters" on Thursday and plans to return home to Honduras, reports The New York Times. The regime that overthrew Zelaya has vowed to arrest him if he enters his home country again. Nonetheless, Zelaya said his large body of supporters should save him: "I hope when the armed forces see the people [traveling with me] they will lower their rifles." The coup that ousted Zelaya drew international scorn, including the condemnation of the Council of the Americas and President Obama, who said the coup was "not legal."