** CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BYLINE TO FERNANDO ANTONIO ** A demonstrator, with a Honduran flag on his shoulders, stands next to a bonfire near to the presidential house in Tegucigalpa, Monday, June 29, 2009. Honduras' new leaders defied growing global pressure on Monday to reverse a military coup, arguing that they had followed their constitution in removing President Manuel Zelaya. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Diplomatic efforts to restore
Manuel Zelaya to Honduras' presidency are shifting back to
A day after the military barred him from landing in the capital
to confront the interim government that ousted him in a coup,
Zelaya boarded a plane for Washington. U.S. officials say he'll be
meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Zelaya says he's hoping to get the Obama administration's
support for diplomatic efforts aimed at restoring him to power.
In a speech in Moscow today, President Barack Obama reiterated
his support for efforts to restore Zelaya. He also pointed out that
Zelaya has strongly opposed American policies, saying that's
evidence that the U.S. does not dictate another country's leaders.
Meanwhile in Honduras, supporters of the ousted leader are
threatening to escalate protests and disrupt business across the
nation. Anger has been high over the death of a teenager shot by
soldiers Sunday in a demonstration outside the airport in the