Showdown at Honduran Airport

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya was not allowed to fly into his home country on Sunday as military tanks blocked the runway and police fired into a crowd of Zelaya supporters, killing at least one. Though Zelaya was accompanied by the U.N. General Assembly president, Honduran officials diverted the plane carrying their deposed leader into Nicaragua after the aircraft made two sweeps over the crowd of protesters, who cheered. Police used tear gas on the thousands of protesters gathered at the airport to welcome Zelaya. The Organization of American States voted on Saturday to suspend Honduras from its 34-member group, and Nicaraguan military carried out troop movements near the Honduran border as a show of support for leftist Zelaya. If Zelaya does succeed in re-entering the country, the violence is expected to escalate.