Hell in Honduras
The closest thing to a reliable internal viewpoint I have found about the mess in honduras is coming from Figgylicious
. She writes
OK people, even if Micheletti not letting him in is a TERRIBLE idea, Zelaya has thrown aside the advice of the international community, the church, his OWN DAMN PEOPLE to not return to the country and he is STILL trying to come in? He is still urging the protesters to confront the military and storm the airport? really? is that REALLY the way that he wants to return? after a bloodbath?
Again--GET YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT. Leave! Go to El Salvador! Have some TALKS, for God's sake, and stop panicking the hell out of your people. Jesus. This is complete insanity.
I can still hear A plane going around. Don't know if it's THE plane. No one is saying if he's left for good or not. Good lord.
But really, Zelaya is an irresponsible, thoughtless man. Unbelievable. I do hope that the international community looks at what Zelaya could have occasioned and don't hold him as blameless as they have before. He was calling for civil unrest! Micheletti was wrong, but Zelaya was just as wrong. Unbelievable.
And the absolute best news source, for me, has been the wikipedia talk page
on the wikipedia article
A friend I have, vacationing in Honduras, writes:
So here I am… Finally living the dream that I have had for so long now, and hoping that its not going to be taken away. It is Sun night, time for bbq’s and snorkel tests for my two friends. A nice gathering of people and a great time. As we ready to fire up the grills, my hopes for the evening diminish. 6:30 curfew, all news has been shut down, Nic is supposedly set to invade Hon if necessary. Is the president even still alive? To put it quite simply, shit is hitting the fan and we cannot even find out what is going on. We do not know if we are about to be in a war of some kind, we do not know anything. Yes, I am here on this wonderful little island with great people, realizing my dream of working as a dive professional, but am I going to be able to stay here??? Where would I go, what would I do. I have to start thinking about registering my passport with the american embassy, really?? I come up from diving a wreck, learning how to go inside and all these amazing things, and in the next moment of time, I am thinking of how this really could affect me. What happens if I cannot finish my course?? Financially what are my options, not many I can tell you that. I don’t even have someone I can call and say, hey lend me some money I am in central america and a war just broke out, can you help me?? Yesterday I (attempted) to celebrate the 4th of July, celebrate freedom… in a country that we have absolutely not a single right at the moment. The military is free to do whatever they want and we have to comply. Until this point, it has been in my head a little bit, but now we don’t even know what kind of crazy shit we are going to wake up to. Frustration is running high right now, we have not been able to go out past 10 pm for a week now, and tonight we cannot even be out past dark. People are not coming to the island like they should be, so many places are empty, and most people are talking of leaving. This is such a strange thing to go through having grown up in the states, we have generally had a strong sense of security and although it has been shaken and tested, all has been generally safe and sound. I have never had the military tell me I couldn’t go out or I would be arrested. I have never had to think of fleeing a country because whatever crazy thing might happen. I wanted to be a world traveler, well here I am, living out a piece of history whether I like it or not.