Monday, July 06, 2009

La Verdad en Honduras (The Truth in Honduras)

Yesterday was an eventful day in Honduras. Even my grandmother was calling through the afternoon with comments on the news coming through her television. I knew there would be news happening, and was anxious to be able to sit down and get the scoop sans distractions and kids.

I distracted myself most of the day by spending it at the beach after getting my oldest daughter off to camp. I ended my day by giving myself a headache trying to catch up on the day's events. It's like an edge of your seat - what's going to happen next - drama thriller playing out. The surreal part is that Honduras is my home too and that is where I am trying to get back to. I'm sharing the below video as it is a good explanation in English pulled from here.

If you are looking for the facts and explanations, check out this website, La Verdad en Honduras (The Truth in Honduras), It has copies of the official documents, orders, chronologies of events in Spanish and English. Here is the "About" description of the website:

EL PROPOSITO DE ESTA PAGINA ES INFORMARLE A LA COMUNIDAD INTERNACIONAL LA VERDAD DETRAS DE LOS HECHOS ACONTECIDOS EN NUESTRA HONDURAS EN LOS ULTIMOS DIAS. ESTE ESPACIO NACE DEBIDO A LA CAMPANA DE DESINFORMACION QUE SE A TRANSMITIDO A TRAVES... ENGLISH: (THE PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE IS TO INFORM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THE TRUTH BEHIND THE FACTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN HONDURAS IN THE MOST RECENT DAYS. THIS SPACE IS BORN DUE TO THE ALARMING DISINFORMATION THAT IS BEING TRANSMITTED…)


6 comments:

Jane said...

Excellent video! Lets hope everything is resolved soon and you can return to a peaceful country.

Anonymous said...

Mama Sprout,
Please do not live in a house with mold. We are going 5 months now remodeling after finding mold and costing us 50 k. My husband and I got so sick we were almost hospitalized. Just from a leaky dishwasher!

Jose said...

Today I reluctantly decided to see news on CNN again. I have dropped the channel because it was the same as watching “telesur” aka Chavez Channel, or “TeleCuba” aka Castro Channel (not educative, not objective news, rest of the programs are so-so). Last time in telesur they said there was a blood bath in Honduras. Well, I live in the capital, Tegucigalpa, and aside from manifestations (in favor and against) twice a week we have not seen these blood rivers. Where are these blood baths they speak of? Zelaya (ex president of Honduras) said yesterday that there were children killed on the streets… wow talking about hype. Someone (like the CNN reporters still in Honduras) should say something. I can. I am telling you, there is no “guerrilla” no “paramilitares” not jet. The guerrilla is the one that Chavez is creating in Nicaragua, the one that is threatening Honduras with an invasion to set Zelaya back in office. IF Zelaya keep trying to get back in power by force then there could be a blood bath. Chavez is providing the weapons and Nicaragua the “guerrileros” (second product of exportation for Nicaragua, after coffee beans).

Jose said...

COFADEH has published a paper on violations to human rights. I urge people to read about the source of this information . COFADEH was bought by Zelaya, you want to read the article? it is in Spanish and was published in January (before the “coup”). Use any web translator you trust. http://www.laprensahn.com/Pa%C3%ADs/Ediciones/2009/01/12/Noticias/Honduras-Indemnizacion-causa-polemica
I transcribe the beginning of the article:
The resolution of the millionaire compensation to benefit Milton Jiménez Puerto, close collaborator of President Manuel Zelaya, has caused unrest in various sectors, especially among relatives of missing persons in the 80`s that have brought the action as exclusionary and unfair.
This resolution is governed by Executive Decree PCM-028-2008 which was created with the plot to compensate families of missing persons and illegal detention of the Cold War totaling 184 cases, but in reality only two benefits: the Milton Jimenez Puerto , former Foreign Minister and now president of the National Banking and Insurance and Bertha Oliva, coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of Detained and Disappeared in Honduras, COFADEH.

Slave Revolt said...

Jeez, never underestimate US expat fanaticism.

This is a coup pure and simple. People are being repressed by the military, media shut down and harassed.

But as long as you can live like consumerist queens and kings on your US dollar, and help is 'cheap'--you are all down with repressing democracy.

Thankfully, the dreaded 'left' (Chavez, Evo, Correa, Castro) don't sponsor deathsquads like the folks you whores are in bed with.

You really are the ugly Americans.

Honduras Sprout said...

SR-
funny...I'm married to a Honduran, who works extremely hard. I don't work outside the home and we live on the limpera. I'm sorry you are confused.