OAS Boots Honduras Over Prez's Ouster

New gov't blows off Saturday deadline to reinstate Zelaya
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2009 9:03 AM CDT
Thousands of supporters of ousted Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya march towards the international airport in Tegucigalpa, Saturday, July 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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(Newser) – Honduras has been suspended from the Organization of American States for refusing to reinstate its ousted president, CNN reports. The OAS had given the country’s new leaders until yesterday to hand power back to Jose Manuel Zelaya. Meanwhile, thousands held an airport demonstration to support Zelaya, who says he’ll return to Honduras from Costa Rica today. The new president says he’ll be arrested if he does.