Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Notes From This Week

The protests in support of Manuel Zelaya continue, however their numbers are dwindling down. Xiomara Castro, ex first lady, seeked asylum in the Embassy/Ambassador's house once Manuel Zelaya was removed from the country. She remained in hiding until the middle of last week, where she then became a spokeswoman for the pro-Zelaya rallies. She continues to sleep in hiding, with rumors stating that she returns to the Embassy/Ambassador's house for sanctuary. No confirmation available.

A psychological war has taking place in Honduras this past week, as text messages are being forwarded to avoid certain locales certain days under threat of possible violent action by the Zelaya supporters. However, there have been no attacks or threats at any of these places.

Zelaya made an announcement earlier this week that if he is not reinstated into power by the end of this week, then "there are other forms of actions we are already organizing for my return to the country at whatever cost."


  1. Does the bulk of the public support the new gov?? we are hearing zip nada zilch and nil about this in the states.

  2. Mel is right, Canada's media is largely ignoring the issue as well.

    I've written Peter Kent, the Canadian Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (the Americas) but, surprise, surprise I've heard nothing back.

    Is there any indication that Zelaya is going to look to Nicaragua and Veneuzella to back up his threat with military force?

  3. Dear Hunter....I really admire you for taking action and coming to see with your own eyes the truth of what is hapening in Honduras. It is really frustrating and disappointing to see the attitude taken by the US government, OAS and UN in the early days of this situation, fed by the "unbaised" reporters of the "truth" such as CNN. Thank you for publishing this blog with real events presenting the good and bad. If Zelaya wanted to listen to the people, all he needs is to see the many peaceful meetings that have been taking place with thousands of people dressed in white asking him to leave us alone. These meeting began even before the 28th of June, and the people that go to them wont lose their jobs or are threatened by others or receive any money to attend. Thank you for being true, and showing the real spirit of the honduran people.

  4. Hey Mel, yes I would say more Hondurans support Mel since he was democraticaly elected.
    "A Gallup survey in Honduras said Zelaya is more popular than Micheletti, but it also indicated a deeply divided nation".
    And it looks like Hurricane Mitch may be stepping down soon.
    Most that probably support Mel do not have access to the internet to start their own blog on the situation either. of course if you google Hondureño Blog, you get probably a top 3 of yellow journalism sites of non catracho honduringos.

  5. So what did the poll really say RUSTY?
    According to El Heraldo News and the Washington Post, the people backed the move to oust Zelaya:
    The survey reveals that the majority of those questioned believed that the actions the government took with respect to Zelaya justified his removal from office as the President of the Republic. 41 percent believed that it was justified, 28 percent think not, while 31 percent do not know. 47 percent of respondents saw the actions by Zelaya as a means to stay in power, while 36 percent believed it was his desire to introduce constitutional changes. The CID-Gallup poll revealed that 63 percent of respondents did not agree to support a query for the installation of a National Constituent Assembly (Zelaya's idea), 22 per cent said it was, while 15 percent did not know.

    Get it right before you offer your blah blah blah Mr Rusty

  6. Hi Charles, I am sorry I did not have my ruler out in the boys bathroom as you did.
    yes. 46 percent of respondents rating him favorably, well above 30 percent for Micheletti.

    Just be prepared for the Bonchinche en la calle because the people want him back. Enough of polls anyway and regurgitation of news through a washing machine. Lets get some real interviews on the street. I have yet to see any on this blog. It seems to be a filter to comfort those on their couches back at home watching Seinfeld reruns or expats in C.A. watching Sabado Gigante. Let's hope in the following days, Hunter actually interiews some manifestantes.
    Suerte Hunter