“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln

Honduras And The Curfew.

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A piece on Bloomberg suggests that the cost of keeping up a curfew in Honduras is high:

” Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) — Honduras’s nationwide curfew is costing the Central American nation’s economy $50 million a day, said Jesus Canahuati, vice president of the nation’s chapter of the Business Council of Latin America.

The country’s $14.1 billion economy has lost up to $200 million in investment since the military ousted Manuel Zelaya from office on June 28, Canahuati said in a telephone interview today.

“Those are numbers that aren’t sustainable in Honduras,” Canahuati said from San Pedro Sula. “We’re a poor country, and many people won’t eat if there’s no work.” ”

Another article on Reuters looks at Brazil’s role.

Written by modernityblog

24/09/2009 at 00:23

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  1. “…..has lost up to $200 million in investment since the military ousted Manuel Zelaya from office…….”

    Funny how the fact that the military was directed by the other branches of government is somehow omitted.


    24/09/2009 at 02:49

  2. Well, the military *did* oust Zelaya, they did the actual deed, but it seems a wider sentiment amongst the upper echelons of Honduran society, a power struggle, which includes some military leaders.


    24/09/2009 at 03:00

  3. By “upper echelons of Honduran society,” don’t you mean the legislature, the Supreme Court, and the attorney general? I think his exile was a little shady, but his removal was, legally speaking, rock-solid.


    24/09/2009 at 11:29

  4. Wait mod, there’s more at play here including, ineivitably, the nafarious involvement of you-know-who.

    TEGUCIGALPA — It’s been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He’s sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is sore from toxic gases and “Israeli mercenaries” are torturing him with high-frequency radiation.


    24/09/2009 at 16:28

  5. Did he REALLY say that? I’d like to hear from it straight from him.


    24/09/2009 at 17:16

  6. Well, either that or the Miami Herald is lying. What say you?


    24/09/2009 at 17:36

  7. I am saying I don’ take at face value such comments, *if* he said these things then I’d expect a video or audio recording of them, so I’d like to hear it before making up my mind.


    24/09/2009 at 17:40

  8. Fair enough. He’ll be asked again soon, I’m sure.


    24/09/2009 at 18:00

  9. If the Israelis don’t get him first, of course.


    24/09/2009 at 18:01

  10. when you see a clip please do forward to me 🙂


    24/09/2009 at 18:18

  11. What?! You mean the Miami Herald that ran an op-ed by Coup leader Roberto Micheletti?

    Good, unbiased source there…


    24/09/2009 at 19:28

  12. Hmm!


    24/09/2009 at 20:19

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