AMERICAN REFUGE

Mr. Zelaya Goes to Washington

Freshly turned away from the Tegucigalpa airport runway, where military forces prevented his plane from landing, recently deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will next meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The talks, scheduled for Tuesday, will represent the American administration's highest-level contact yet with Zelaya since he was ousted eight days ago in a coup. Prior to this planned meeting, the Obama administration had taken little public action regarding the political upheaval. Large protests have been continuing in Honduras since the coup, with about 2,000 peaceful demonstrators acting near the presidential palace on Monday.