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Zelaya: You Have One Week

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said he is willing to resort to bloodshed to retake his country if his rival Roberto Micheletti doesn't step down within the week. "Let me come back—me with the people and you with your bayonets," he said. "And instead of shooting innocent kids, shoot me." When Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras on July 5, a week after being ousted at gunpoint, the army blocked the airport's tarmac and a teenager died after shots were fired into a crowd of protesters. Honduras has been kicked out of the OAS because of the coup, and Micheletti has yet to be recognized by any country as Honduras' leader. Negotiations are taking place in Costa Rica, but Zelaya says Micheletti is sabotaging the talks by using the time to consolidate his power.