Stories about Honduras from September, 2011
“Competing stories have developed about what happened in the Bajo Aguan last Friday, when a combined military-police patrol alleges it was ambushed by foreign guerrillas at La Consentida plantation, near Sonaguera”, RNS summarizes these conflicting reports in Honduras Culture and Politics.
‘La Gringa’ from La Gringa's Blogcito summarizes the content found in selected diplomatic cables that were recently released by Wikileaks. The cables “were from 2002-2004, when Larry Palmer was US Ambassador to Honduras, and Ricardo Maduro was president,” she explains.
“Thursday [September 8] a reporter for Radio Uno in San Pedro was murdered […] The reporter, Medardo Flores, was part of the finance section of the Frente Amplio de Resistencia Popular (FARP), the political wing of the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular (FNRP) [National Popular Resistance Front] […] Porfirio Lobo...
Aaron Ortiz and La Gringa's Blogcito share “Paradise in Peril” by Skyship Films, a video “about the destruction being done in the ‘protected’ Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve,” as ‘La Gringa’ explains.
Honduras Culture and Politics blogs about coffee production in Honduras, reporting that “The Honduran government has just announced projections of production for the current season that would make the country the second largest producer of washed arabica beans (the variety that is desirable for fine coffee drinking), remaining only behind...
Honduran artists and intellectuals have come together to sign a statement on the violence taking place in Bajo Aguán. Adrienne Pine translated the declaration into English. You can also read the original version in Spanish.