New Honduras Leader Stands Firm

The standoff between Roberto Micheletti, Honduras' interim leader, and ousted president Manuel Zelaya continues. Micheletti must have nerves of steel. The Associated Press reports that the Honduran has defied the Obama administration, the Organization of American States, and the United Nations--all of whom disapprove of the military coup that put him in power. "No one can make me resign," he said, adding, "If there is any invasion against our country, 7.5 million Hondurans will be ready to defend our territory and our laws." Micheletti's former minister also made waves when he suggested that Zelaya let drug traffickers ship cocaine meant for the U.S. through Honduras from Venezuela, and that the US DEA was aware of Zelaya's mob ties. The DEA could neither confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.