26 Jul 2009

Ousted president back at border

1:05 pm on 26 July 2009

The ousted President of Honduras has returned for a second day to the border to put pressure on those who deposed him last month.

Manuel Zelaya briefly crossed onto Honduran soil from Nicaragua on Friday in a move described as "reckless" by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

He returned to the border on Saturday and insisted he would not give up his fight to regain power, telling supporters that he will keep coming back until he's reunited with his family, who remain in Honduras.

The president was sent into exile on 28 June after a coup. The de facto government that replaced him insists he was removed legally and will face charges if he returns.

Mr Zelaya previously tried to return home by plane on 5 July when his plane was prevented from landing by the military.