Chavez: Ousted Prez Back to Honduras 'in Hours'

Venezuelan prez pledges support for Zelaya
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 17, 2009 1:12 PM CDT
Supporters of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya protest in Tegucigalpa, Thursday, July 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
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(Newser) – Ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya will return to the country “in the coming hours,” Hugo Chavez says. “We're behind him, we have to support him,” the Venezuelan leader said ahead of crisis talks hosted by Costa Rica’s president this weekend, Reuters reports. “This is a country where almost all the roads are blocked, the country's paralyzed, it's an ungovernable country.”