Exiled President Zelaya has set up camp on the Nicaraguan border to keep up pressure on interim government.
Deposed President Zelaya now says he will return Friday. Honduras's interim leader has refused to allow Zelaya back.
Millions still need her. But her release should not be the focal point of US policy toward the junta.
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya and the country's interim leaders resume talks in Costa Rica today amid Zelaya's fresh vows to return with or without a deal.
The head of the regional group is 'optimistic' about the next round of talks, set for Saturday.
Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says he is 'determined to have a resolution,' but that it may take some time.
Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias will begin leading talks today between ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and the interim government.
President Hugo Chávez, an avowed socialist and critic of the United States, has emerged in the unlikely role as the leading champion of democracy for Honduras.
US backs Costa Rica's Arias to mediate the crisis, wary of being seen as interfering in the region – as it has in the past.