Archive for July, 2010

New Military Base on Guanaja???

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Here is a link to an article that was recently published in a Honduran periodical El Heraldo. I am not really sure how I feel about US involvement on the island, what do you think?

Honduras to Build a New Military Base
Escrito por Yllen Riquelme
sábado, 10 de julio de 2010

10 de julio de 2010, 00:05Tegucigalpa, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Honduras will
build a new military base in the Caribbean, in addition to another military base
build with funding from the U.S.A in the same region with the pretext of
fighting drug trafficking.

Foreign Minister Mario Canahuati said that the new military base will be in
Guanaja, in the Department of Islas de la Bahia, but he did not gave any further

Last April Washington and Tegucigalpa opened a base in Gracias a Dios
Department, near the border with Nicaragua, in which the U.S government invested
2 million dollars.

The military base is under the coordination of the Honduran Navy, but under the
supervision of the U.S. Southern Command.

The U.S.A also has an Air Force Station in that country, in Palmerola, in
Comayagua Department, where President Manuel Zelaya was initially taken after
the coup.

Popular organizations and human rights defenders warned about a return to the
militarization in the country after the coup.

Modificado el ( sábado, 10 de julio de 2010 )

World Cup Quarterfinals begin tomorrow and Honduras is on the outside looking in…

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Qualifying for the World Cup is an accomplishment in itself and because the country of Honduras has not been since 1982 they should be congratulated. Unfortunately the best of the three results in South Africa was a tie in the final group game. Because they lost 2 games and tied the third the Honduran team did not advance past the group stage of the tournament. Also the two finalist from the last World Cup did not make it past the group stage either. Honduras had a competitive team but lacked the ability to finish.
I will be pulling for Ghana to win it all from here as they are the sole representatives left from the host continent.

Moving in a completely different direction it looks like Guanaja may have gotten some much needed rain from Alex which passed the island as a tropical storm, crossed the Yucatan peninsula and became a hurricane in the southern Gulf of Mexico

We hope everyone on the island is doing well.