Honduras president ousted

This item appears on page 21 of the August 2009 issue.

In Honduras on June 30, on orders of the Supreme Court, the military ousted President Zeleya and exiled him from the country. He had been seeking a constitutional amendment to allow him a second term. 

An interim president was selected by Congress to act until January 2010. Some street protests were put down by government forces. The OAS insisted that Zeleya be reinstated.