Friday, July 03, 2009

Still Defending Honduras

I've been burning the candle on both ends trying to catch up on the daily news of what's going on down in Hondurlandia (Yes, I just made that word up). The pace at which information is released is more than I can keep up with. Having lived there for a few years now and being immersed in the culture through my husband and his family, I can say that I've come to care about the little place and it's people in ways I didn't know I would. True, I often am confused by the people and the culture, but it is what it is and I find myself getting more and more used to things.

I am quite amazed at how all this seems to have brought out a side of Hondurans that I haven't seen before. I am equally confused at the way the US, the UN and media have been interpreting things at times. I'm no political scientist, but I'm guessing that things aren't always what they appear to be - especially when it comes to politics and corruption. I would think that the governing bodies of Honduras must have been privy to some kind of knowledge of the man and what he was up to, to act as they did. Check out the July 2 commentary by Octavio Sánchez, a lawyer, a former presidential adviser (2002-05) and minister of culture (2005-06) of the Republic of Honduras for an overview.

I'm still sitting up here in MN waiting to see how things play out. Anxious to see what kind of 6 degrees people come up with between Michael Jackson and now deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya over at CNN. Really? Sheesh.

On a serious note, I want to get back to my husband and "our life" and this puts a lot of uncertainty out there for us. A big part of me wants to buy our tickets and just go, but my husband says to wait. So I wait.

Below is a list of Honduras blogs I read that give much more political perspective then I am able to. They give lots of good links, even to Honduras tv! I encourage you to check them out to learn more. Their opinions are their own. Anyone know of a pro- Zelaya blog? (hehe)

La Gringa ~ US ex-pat in La Ceiba

Red Licorice and Jujubes ~ US embassy employee

Pensieve ~ Hondurano

Laurie's Blog Spot~ teacher in the capital Tegucigalpa


Laurie said...

Hello Madame Sprout. Thanks for the plug. I prefer Catracholandia, but I get your meaning. Not everyone knows what Catrocho means. On a lighter note you are missing the newest song in Honduras. It's on Channel 8. Tune into my blog for the latest lyrics. Hopefully itunes will allow downloads soon!

Aaron Ortiz said...

Thanks Mrs. Sprout for the link! I enjoyed the little (hehe) at the end, but yes I'd like to read a Pro-Zelaya blog, just to try and understand what they're thinking.